There are some questions that electrologists get asked A LOT. We hope you can find some answers here, if not, please contact us!
Why is it so important that I come regularly at first?
It's all about the best time to treat the hair. Electrolysis is most effective during the early Anagen phase. When a new hair begins to surface the skin, it is at it's weakest point. This is because the dermal papilla is in the process of nourishing the hair to grow stronger. By treating the dermal papilla with electrolysis at it's weakest point, the treatment is the most effective at achieving permanent hair removal. Because hair grows at different stages on different parts of the body, it is important to commit to regular treatments in order to target hairs during the active (Anagen) stage.
What causes excess hair?
Medical conditions like P.C.O.S., Hirsutism, or Hypertrichosis
Hormonal changes like puberty, pregnancy & menopause
Previous hair removal methods
Scars & other topical irritations
Are electrolysis treatments available for men?
Yes! Both men & women who have discovered electrolysis are happy with the end results. Common areas for men are ears, centre of the eyebrows, cheeks, back, chest, beard/neck, & nose.
*Please note - we are not doing "manzillions" at this time*
Why am I not supposed to tweeze, wax, sugar or thread once I begin having
Electrolysis is systematically shrinking the blood supply to each hair treated. When you tweeze hairs (by plucking, waxing, sugaring or threading), this forcibly rips the root from the papilla. The body believes it has been injured and sends more blood to the area to heal it. Since blood is what causes hair to grow, if you increase the blood supply, you will strengthen the hair. This will cause an increase in the amount of electrolysis treatments that you will need. Those who have been tweezing or waxing will always take longer to complete than those who have shaved, clipped, used depilatories, or just left the area alone.
Does electrolysis really work?
Absolutely! "Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method since it destroys the hair follicle."
- FDA Report, Removing Hair Safely
How does electrolysis compare with other types of hair removal?
Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair permanently for all skin and hair types & colours. Other methods of hair removal may appear to be less expensive or more convenient, but these apparent advantages fade quickly when you consider the need for long term use and lifetime maintenance. Electrolysis works on most areas of the body (excluding deeper in the ears & nose) to give you permanently smooth, sleek, hair free skin. No other hair removal method can claim such universal acceptability and success.
Is electrolysis painful?
Like with anything, the amount of pain you feel all depends on your individual sensitivity. Some clients choose to use numbing creams & some clients fall asleep during their treatments with no numbing creams! Our machine has base settings for various areas of the body like chin, bikini line, eyebrows, legs, etc. We start with these base settings & increase (or decrease) the settings as your pain tolerance allows. This enables us to find just the right settings for you, which we record on your file for your future treatments.
***Having said that, if you can let the settings get up to, or even close to, your max pain tolerance, your treatments will be quicker & more effective.***