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What is Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the method of permanently removing unwanted hairs on the face and body after a series of treatments.  Using the modern and state of the art Clareblend electrolysis machine, a safe amount of electricity is applied to the base of the hair follicle.  After a succession or treatments, the blood supply is cut off and the root is destroyed therefore disabling and eliminating hair growth.

Is electrolysis permanent?

 

Electrolysis is the only method of proven permanent hair removal recognized by the FDA.  Once the blood supply has been completely destroyed, hair cannot grow back.

 

Where on the body can electrolysis be done?

 

Electrolysis works on any part of the face or body where there is unwanted hair.  It works on all skin and hair types. However, hair cannot be removed from the following areas: inner ears and nose, moles, and nipples.

 

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How long are the treatments?

 

Treatments range in increments of 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes.  Your personal treatment time is based upon the technician’s discretion, the amount of hair that must be removed, and tolerance for a longer session.

 

Will there be regrowth?

 

There will be regrowth until the root and base of the hair have been destroyed and the blood supply disabled.  With multiple treatments, hair becomes thinner, finer, lighter and then is eliminated.

What are the pros of electrolysis?

 

  • Electrolysis is the only proven permanent method of hair removal recognized by the FDA.

  • It can be successfully used on all types and colors of skin and hair.

  • It can be performed anywhere on the body.

  • Hairs are removed individually and with great precision making it a great choice for eyebrow shaping.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

What are the cons of electrolysis?

 

  • Electrolysis requires the cessation of other forms of hair removal including tweezing, waxing, trimming and shaving.

  • In order for one to be successful in the process of electrolysis, both a time and financial commitment is a requirement.

  • It can take months to years to fully and completely destroy active hair follicles.

What are some conditions that require written pre-authorization from a physician for electrolysis?

 

  1.  Diabetes mellitus

  2. Active acne in the area desired for treatment

  3. Epilepsy

  4. Hair in moles

  5. Medical conditions where the client must wear an external or implanted medical object or device

  6. Clients who take medications that have anti-coagulant effects or medications that create photosensitivity

 

Post Treatment Instructions

 

  1.  Avoid touching the treated area or direct sun exposure for 48 hours.

  2. Avoid fragrances or alcohol-based products which can dry out or irritate skin.  Use witch hazel as a gentle alternative.

  3. If cover-up is needed wear only medicated or mineral makeup.

  4. Do not pick off scabs if they should appear-this is a natural part of the healing process and they will fall off once healing is completed.  

  5. Antibiotic ointments or creams such as Bacitracin or Neosporin will help the skin heal faster if tolerated.  Apply starting the night of treatment with q-tips or clean fingers.  Hydrocortisone cream acts as an anti-inflammatory and reduces redness and swelling.

  6. If pustules should appear after treatment, apply a compress of Epsom salts.  Add 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt to ½ cup of warm not hot water and mix.  Apply to a clean facecloth and lay over the treated area for intervals of 10 minutes.

  7. Please do not tweeze or wax any offending hairs between treatments.  Either shave or cut the hairs with small cuticle scissors.

 

What causes hair growth?

 

Excessive hair growth is determined by a number of factors which include:

 

  1.  Congenital-exists at birth due to culture or nationality.

  2. Systemic causes from puberty, pregnancy or menopause.

  3. Abnormal systemic causes such as glandular issues, tumors in reproductive glands, diet and nutritional deficiencies or cessation of menstrual periods.

  4. Topical increase of blood supply to the surface of the skin caused by

       Waxing

       Tweezing

       Sunlight (UVA and UVB rays)

       Emotional stress

       Medications

       Hormonal medication including birth control pills