Electrolysis Hair Removal
Electrolysis is the method of permanent hair removal achieved by applying a
measured amount of electrical current to the germanating cells of the hair root through the natural opening of the hair follicle with an ultra-fine probe or needle. It is a process that works with both men and women on all skin and hair types.
Permanent hair removal results are best achieved through a series of treatments tailored by the electrologist to best suit the client’s needs. The time it takes to achieve permanent results is dependant upon such factors as texture of hair, prior temporary hair removal methodsElectrolysis permanently destroys hairs by gently delivering a minor electric current to the base of the hair follicle through a very fine needle. This is done through the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the hair growth-tissue and permanently eliminating the hair.
If you have blond, white, grey and peach fuzz hair, a combination of laser and electrolysis treatments may be the right solution for you. We offer free consultations to understand your needs and determine the right solution for you. medicalElectrolysis permanently destroys hairs by gently delivering a minor electric current to the base of the hair follicle through a very fine needle. This is done through the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the hair growth-tissue and permanently eliminating the hair. What areas can be treated?
Electrology has few limits when it comes to removing hair from the human body. Electrolysis and Thermolysis can be performed on any normal, healthy skin. Regulations appropriately preclude hair removal from mucous membranes inside the nose, inside the ears, moles (unless you can provide a written release from your physician), and any known area of communicable or suspicious skin conditions. This leaves a world of smooth, sleek skin. In our office we treat the eyebrow, upper lip, chin, neck, sternum, breast, abdomen areas.
How does Electrolysis work?
A professional Electrologist skillfully slides a sterile, disposable, micro fine electrolysis probe alongside the hair shaft within the hair follicle. A small amount of heat energy is then very briefly applied through this miniscule electrolysis probe, which deactivates the hair root, dermal papilla, and hair germinating cells, without harming the surface skin.
Is Electrology always effective?
This question is usually asked when clients see hair appearing in the treated area. Hair that appears in the area is not necessarily hair growing from a treated follicle. Most, in fact, will grow from untreated follicles. If the hair appears in six weeks or less, you can be sure that it is from a follicle that was previously dormant. Seven to eight weeks would be required for a hair to grow from the treated follicle.
How long has Electrolysis been performed?
In 1869, a St. Louis, Missouri ophthalmologist, Charles E. Michel, M.D. (1833-1913), needed to find a safe, effective way to remove ingrown eyelashes (trichiasis). Dr. Michel published his first scientific paper in 1875 (St. Louis Clinical Record, October, 1875, 2:145-148). The medical community accepted and then adapted the treatment of excess hair on other parts of the body. The same basic technique is still used today with modern computerized technical improvements.
How many treatments are needed?
Treatment programs are custom tailored to meet each clients’ needs. Many factors determine the number and length of treatments needed. Some of these may include the condition of the skin to be treated, the sensitivity of the skin, the number of follicles involved, previously utilized temporary hair removal methods, hair growth cycles, heredity, hormone function, certain medication and stress influence the treatment program for each individual. The closer you keep to your treatment schedule recommended by your Electrologist the faster you can free yourself of unwanted hair forever.
How long does it take?*
- Upper Lip (3-10 Hours Total/Average)
- Chin (4-30 Hours Total/Average)
- Neck (4-30 Hours Total/Average)
- Sideburns (4-12 Hours Total/Average)
- Eyebrows (3-8 Hours Total/Average)
*All above listed electrolysis treatment times are based on average estimates of previous female clients treatment history, spread over a average 12-24 month treatment period. Your exact total treatment times of completion may vary differently.