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Electrolysis FAQ


What is Electrolysis?


Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal recognized by the Food and Drug Administration. This procedure is a safe , permanent solution to the annoying problem of hirsutism (or excess hair growth). The procedure is a simple one: A fine metal probe is carefully inserted into each hair follicle. When reaching the bottom of the follicle, a slight amount of electrical current is delivered to the probe by a electronic device called an epilator. An electric current destroys the hair root either by heat or chemical action and in some methods by both at the same time. All three methods are safe and effective.


How long does Electrolysis take to achieve permanency?


Electrolysis requires a series of treatments given over a period of time. The length of time varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors. The density and coarseness of the hair, as well as the total area to be treated, are very important. Many hairs will be permanently removed after the first treatment while some will require additional treatments to achieve permanency. Treatments will be more frequent in the beginning and less frequent later on. The overall results are permanent with hair-free skin and is well worth the time spent.  


Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?


Many hairs that are thick and/or curly may require several treatments before complete destruction occurs, however, in the process of treatment, the hair will re-grow lighter and finer than the time before. Hair will be destroyed with every treatment. Results will be obtained immediately, appearing slowly in the beginning with a rapid increase in progress as the treatments proceed. 


Can unwanted hair be removed from anywhere on the body?


Popular areas for treatment are eyebrows, upper lip, chin, chest, underarms, stomach, bikini line and legs. The nostrils and inner ear cannot be treated with electrolysis. Moles can only be treated with a note from a physician. 


What areas of the body can be treated?


Hair can be removed from all most any part of the body. Some common areas are:


Women

hairline, eyebrows, top of the nose, cheeks, side-burn area, upper lip and lower lip, chin, throat, neck, shoulders, back, chest, breast, abdomen, arms, legs, bikini line, hands, feet, toes, and fingers. 


Men 

hairline, beard line, shoulders, back, neck, chest, ears, eyebrows, uni-brow, and nose.