How long does electrolysis take?
Electrolysis takes a series of treatments
over a period of time. The treatment time and schedule is
tailored differently to each individual’s needs. It is a
process of weakening the hair follicle with repeated
sessions. As the follicle weakens, the hair takes longer
to grow back and becomes thinner and finer. Completion time
will vary with each person depending on the density of the
area being treated, coarseness of the hair, hormonal
imbalances and if temporary hair removal methods were used
in the past.
Is it permanent?
Yes. Electrolysis has been shown to be
permanent in over a century of use. Its permanency has been
well recognized by knowledgeable physicians.
One of the most important elements in
achieving permanent hair removal is a commitment from you.
Consistency with scheduled treatments is key.
Does it hurt?
Certain areas of the body are more sensitive
to treatment than others. During a treatment you will
experience a “slight heat”, “tingling” or “stinging”
sensation which will only last a few seconds.
What causes hair growth?
There are many causes for increased hair
growth. Heredity and ethnic background play a big part.
Excessive hair growth is often a result of normal biological
changes that women undergo throughout life, such as puberty,
pregnancy, menopause and old age. Other causes of hair
growth can be associated with certain medications, stress
and obesity. Tweezing or waxing will increase hair growth
and eventually hairs become thick and coarse. A more
serious cause is an abnormality in the endocrine system such
as irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian disorders; such as
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and thyroid abnormalities
(hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism). If an individual is
suffering from an endocrine disorder or questioning symptoms
they may have, it is extremely important to see a specialist
for proper diagnosis before starting electrolysis