About Electrolysis

Why Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal. Proven safe and effective on all skin and hair types for over 135 years, electrolysis is still the preferred method of permanent hair removal . The procedure is very gentle and there is minimal recovery time needed after treatment. Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness or minor swelling which usually subsides within a short time, varying with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. I will provide you with post treatment instructions if needed. A number of treatments must be done in order for the Electrolysis to become permanent. All other methods that you probably know about (waxing, depilatories, and shaving) are not permanent.

Electrolysis is your ultimate solution to removing unwanted hair for good.

What Does Electrolysis Feel Like?

A sterile disposable probe that is the same size as the hair is inserted into the hair follicle and a tiny amount of current is applied then the hair is able to be removed. I Use the Apilus Platinum for your comfort and safety. Apilus Platinum is the epilator of the 21st century! It has the latest in microchip technology and is much more comfortable than less modern epilators. The Apilus Platinum epilator is twice as fast as any other epilator on the market (27 MHz) and rapidly destroys all hair types on any skin type. With Custom settings for your specific needs I can work anywhere on the face or body.

How Long Does Electrolysis Take?

There is not a "one size fits all" answer to this question. Everyone has unique skin and hair qualities. Some people have thicker areas of hair growth and some people have thicker or finer hair in general. As a result, the length of time electrolysis takes to achieve permanency varies with each person.

We will look at many factors, which include:

  • The size of the area being treated
  • Temporary hair removal methods used in the past
  • The density and texture of the hair
  • The existence of distorted hair follicles
  • Your physiology
  • Your heredity
  • Hormonal function
  • Your age
  • Stress level
  • Your frequency
  • Pain tolerance
  • Another factor that plays a role is the fact that we have numerous groups of hair and not all of your hair is out at once.

    If we are working on one specific area I must remove all the hair in that area a few times. I must keep balance in mind so I don't overwork your skin. For example say you have 5 groups of hair in that area that are not out at once. When you come in for your first appointment, I treat groups A and B and most of them are active. You will not see those hairs for 4-8 weeks, but any hairs you see in the interim before your next appointment are different hairs, e.g. group C. Group C may be a minimal group of thin hair. Some weeks it may seem like you have more hair than others and this is because sometimes the groups emerge together giving the illusion that you have more hair.The initial phase of treatment requires more frequent appointments. Over the course of treatment, and as hair growth is slowed the appointments will be further apart and become shorter in duration until you have achieved the results desired. For maximum benefit and least amount of time, money and energy, you must keep regular electrolysis appointments. Taking into consideration the factors mentioned above, for someone with average hair and consistent appointments it can take approximately 1 year to permanently clear an area. Larger areas can take over two years.

    The Best Way To Be effective with Electrolysis is to have regular appointments to receive the quickest permanency results.

    Hair grows in cycles:

    Anagen - This is the growing stage. It's the optimal time to eliminate the Dermal Papila and the Matrix, which are responsible for the blood supply and cell development of the follicle. This is when the hair is deepest in the follicle and can last anywhere between a week to several months.

    Catagen - This is the "shedding" phase. This is when the Dermal Papila separates from the Matrix. The hair is somewhat rooted in the follicle walls and continues to be nourished from remaining cells. An extremely short phase.

    Teleogen - This is the Resting Stage. This is when the hair is superficially deep. The hair will eventually fall out until the base of the follicle regenerates itself and the cycle continues in a weaker state until permanent destruction occurs.

    Electrolysis is a term for three Modalities of permanent hair removal:

    #1 Thermolysis Method: Where the hair follicle is destroyed by the use of Heat Production.

    #2 Galvanic Method: Where the hair follicle is destroyed by Direct Current.

    #3 Blend Method: Where the hair follicle is destroyed by both Heat and Chemical Action I will consult with you to determine the appropriate method for your particular hair and skin type.