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Electrolysis

Q: What is Electrolysis?

A: Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body and destroying the growth center of the hair with heat energy. Electrolysis is the only FDA approved permanent hair removal. A fine pre-sterilized probe (the size of your hair) is inserted into the hair follicle. The skin is not punctured or harmed in any way. A slight amount of current is applied through the probe to the base of the follicle destroying the root of the hair. It only takes a second then the Electrologist moves on to the next hair. If the hair is only damaged, a weaker, lighter finer hair will grow. This hair will be more susceptible to treatment.

Q: What areas can be treated?

A: Unwanted hair can be removed from all parts of the body, no matter the hair color, texture or skin color.

Q: Is it painful?

A: Most clients explain it as “quick warmth,” but some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. With today’s computerized equipment, adjustments can be made to create a more comfortable experience. Over the counter products are also available to desensitize the treatment. On the day of your appointment, if you avoid caffeine, drink lots of water and take your favorite pain reliever 30 minutes before your visit you can lessen the sensitivity of your appointment.

Q: What is considered “normal” hair growth?

A: Every hair on your body is produced independently. Depending on the area of the body, each hair will grow at varying rates. There are three types of hair growth; Growing, Resting and Shedding. After a hair sheds the follicle will become dormant – varying from a few weeks to a few months, then the growth cycle repeats itself. It is important to understand that what may appear as “regrowth” after your treatment, is actually hair emerging from it’s resting or dormant state.

Q: What causes excessive hair growth?

A: Factors that can cause or add to unwanted hair growth are: Genetics, Stress, Glandular or Hormonal Imbalances, Puberty, Reactions to Medications, Pregnancy, Menopause, and Aging. Excessive waxing and tweezing can also contribute to hair growing back coarser, darker and deeper as well. It is estimated that 90% of all men and women may be affected by unwanted hair to some degree.

Q: Are the results permanent?

A: Electrolysis is the only permanent method of hair removal. Electrolysis has evolved dramatically since 1875. Today, The American Medical Association and the Federal Drug Administration recognize Electrolysis as a safe and permanent method of hair removal.

Q: How long does it take to achieve permanency?

A: Electrolysis requires a series of treatments over a period of time. The length of time varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors: amount of hair in the treatment area, the sensitivity of the skin, medication and hormone balance, the previous methods of hair removal, and so on. The Electrologist can only treat the hairs that are growing. We cannot know how many hairs will eventually grow or when the body will stimulate new hairs. Once treatment begins it is important to set up a consistent treatment schedule in order to remove the growing hairs during the regrowth cycle. Treatments will be more frequent in the beginning but eventually as the hair is removed a less frequent basis will be sufficient. The better you stick to your treatment schedule the faster you can become hair free forever!

Q: What makes this different than laser hair removal?

A: The big question “Isn’t laser permanent?” Laser is often advertised as Permanent, but the FDA considers laser to only be “permanent reduction.” Laser Hair Removal can not completely destroy the follicle, nor is it painless. Laser treatments only cripple the follicles, allowing decreased growth for a period of time by reducing the size and the thickness of the hair in the treated area. Lasers are not ideal for all skin or hair colors and they are not capable of selectively targeting individual hairs. Additionally, laser hair removal has not been evaluated for the long term safety of the skin. Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal approved by the FDA.


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    Carrie Gorham R.E.
    Registered Electrologist

    (Permanent Hair Removal Specialist)

    Cosmetologist

  • Phone #    909-816-3645

  • Email    carrie@spaepil.com
  • UPLAND
    City 141 W. Foothill Blvd Suite C #4
    Upland, CA 91786


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