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Frequently Asked Questions


What is electrolysis and how does it work?

Electrolysis is the only method approved by the FDA for removal of unwanted hair. As the hair is treated, re-growth is prevented rather than just removed temporarily. Only electrolysis provides both hair removal and hair elimination.


Electrolysis is effective for all skin types, hair types, skin and hair colors.


A small electric current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe (or needle) directly into the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the dermal papilla, the matrix, and an area called "the bulge", all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate.


Will all the hair be removed in one session?

Usually, no. The skin has many hair follicles, but not all of them are active at the same time. Some follicles are resting while the adjacent follicles are producing hair. Eventually the active follicles slow down, cease growing hair, and revert to a resting stage. They remain inactive for many months, with the dead hair (club hair) hanging in the opening of the follicle (up to 12 months). Eventually this club hair sheds, leaving no evidence of a viable follicle just under the surface. Meanwhile, those follicles that were previously resting become active and commence growing hair. This continuously alternating process is referred to as the hair growth cycle. Only hairs that are visible at the surface of the skin can be treated. Alternate hairs must appear before they can be treated. For this reason treatments must extend over a four-month period or longer.


Is it painful?

Although electrolysis is not without sensation, most people find it quite comfortable. Certain areas of the body may be more sensitive than others, but the treatment is comfortable enough to go on for extended periods of time.


How will my skin look and feel after treatment?

There may be some localized redness, which will dissipate within a short period of time.


How much does it cost?

The fee for treatments is based upon the length of each session, which can be as little as fifteen minutes.

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