Electrolysis FAQ

Electrolysis FAQ

Does electrolysis hurt?

Electrolysis usually does not cause any discomfort. Modern electrolysis methods have reduced any discomfort to a mere tingling. A topical anesthetic may be used in some cases.

How many treatments do I need?

Since many factors influence hair growth, you will need to return for several visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week, as necessary. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments have been completed. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour

What causes unwanted hair growth?

Glandular disturbances, pregnancy, stress, certain drugs, obesity, and even anorexia are other causes of excess hair growth. They all stimulate the hormones necessary to grow excess hair.

Why not pluck, tweeze, wax or shave?

Waxing and tweezing are alike. These methods rip hair from the follicle, damaging the hair root and causing ingrown hair, distortions and discoloration. Additionally, they may cause an increase in hair growth activity.

Shaving and depilatories can cause an irritation to the skin while the hair re-grows quickly. These methods can require a lifetime of maintenance. Many can appear inexpensive but cost more due to long term use.

Why is there re-growth?

Re-growth between sessions is inevitable, and can occur if the root was not successfully destroyed the first time (this usually happens when the area has been waxed or tweezed, causing follicle distortion). Stray hairs will appear due to hormonal changes from stress, illness, or pregnancy, etc.

Re-growth is hair that seemingly reappears in the same area that was previously treated by Electrology, but not necessarily in the same follicles. Electrology treatment does not cure the cause of excess hair growth. It eliminates the effects of the various causes. The most common cause is heredity and the Electrologist can only treat hair follicles presently growing hair. Each square inch of the skin contains several hundred hair follicles. Only a certain amount of these follicles may be growing; the remaining hair follicles could grow at any time, depending on the particular area.

When these new hairs eventually do grow, they are growing from previously dormant hair follicles in the same area that has been treated. They are not necessarily the same hair, but may appear to be.

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