FAQ

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the process of permanently removing unwanted hair from the body by destroying the hair growth cells with a very small amount of electrical current. A very fine probe is inserted into the opening of the hair follicle and a mild electrical current is applied at the base of that hair follicle. The hair is then gently removed, disabling the hair follicle and resulting in the permanent elimination of the hair.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments varies with each individual.  Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medications and stress influence the treatment program for each client. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, Julie will design a customized, practical and realistic treatment schedule that addresses your specific hair removal needs.  It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results.

Is electrolysis safe?

Absolutely! When performed by a skilled electrologist, the possibility of any side effects is minimal. Once the hairs are permanently removed, there are no signs that electrolysis has been performed. The skin is left feeling softer and smoother.

Does electrolysis hurt?

A skilled electrologist is able to insert the probe into a hair follicle with virtually no sensation to the client. The mild electrical current that follows feels like a small pinch. Most clients agree that waxing and tweezing is more uncomfortable than electrolysis. Modern technology has made electrolysis hair removal less painful. Julie provides the gold standard and world’s most advanced technology in electrolysis.

How should i choose an electrologist?

Electrolysis requires a great amount of skill. It is recommend that you turn to a trained and experienced electrologist. Picking the right electrologist to do the job is by far the most important factor in determining a safe and effective treatment. The removal of hair with electrolysis is an intricate procedure; the tiny probe needs to be precisely inserted in order for electrolysis to be effective. The best way to find an electrologist is through a recommendation from family or friends.  Call, set up a consultation, and ask questions. Membership in the American Electrology Association indicates the electrologist is keeping current with their field.

Why should i choose electrolysis over other temporary methods like laser and waxing?

Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results.  Laser hair removal is considered a temporary or reduction method.  It has not been evaluated for long-term safety of the patient’s skin and health.  Waxing, threading, and tweezing are alike.  Ingrown hairs and discoloration may result.  Additionally, they may cause an increase in hair growth activity.  Depilatories and Shaving can cause an irritation to the skin while the hair regrows quickly.  These methods require a lifetime of maintenance and cost more due to long term use.  Electrolysis works on most areas of the body to give you smooth, healthy looking skin.  No other solution can claim such universal acceptability and success.