How does electrolysis work?

Electrolysis employs the use of a small filament inserted into a natural opening of the hair follicle. By sending a small, minute amount of current to this area, the follicle is disabled and can no longer generate hair. Technical application, with the use of a newer, computerized electrolysis machine called an epilator, is also a very important factor for the client seeking treatments. For best comfort level, results are directly related to skill and epilator.

Does electrolysis really work?

Still, to this day, it is the only proven safe method of permanent hair removal that is FDA approved (Food And Drug Administration). No other form of hair removal has been developed to make this claim of permanency. The word most often used for other methods of hair removal is "hair reduction." Think about that. If you want permanent, safe results, then electrolysis is your only choice.

How much time will it take to complete my service?

Answering this question without a complete consultation is almost impossible. There are so many variables of why some might take longer than others. When a new client comes in, I take a health history. We then have a long consultation. I take into consideration the many biological factors that can heavily influence hair growth. At this point, I need to make a decision on what type of treatment you will need, how much time to schedule for an appointment and at what frequency should you come in. It is my job to educate you, as the client, so you will understand the concept of electrolysis.

Why does hair grow in unwanted areas?

Individuals have different reasons for hair growth. Heredity, hormonal, medicinal and environmental factors play a big part of this ongoing problem. Temporary hair removal, such as waxing, threading or tweezing can encourage hair growth. Finally, as we all know, stress can also factor into any given situation. When taking the history of your health, we will discuss your individual concern and work together toward a common goal to resolve the causes of your Hirsutism.

What does electrolysis cost?

Cost is determined by the scheduled appointment time. This, of course, is not the answer you were looking for. The cost for electrolysis is varies by appointments needed, of which vary in time. It is important to understand the more hair eliminated is not always the most effective result. You need a certified electrologist that is very skilled at her/his profession. The right insertion disables the hair in seconds, while some treatments take a few seconds more per follicle. Again, there are so many variables that come into play with this question, and most of the same answers that relate to "how much time will be needed to complete my service." After your consultation, we can discuss which treatment plan and fees that work best for you, time needed and your budget.

What sterilization methods do you use?

I take this very seriously, as well it should be. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has developed standards for sterilization for any instruments that come in contact with blood or bodily fluids. I believe and follow these strict infection control standards. I autoclave my instruments, use disposable filaments and disposable gloves. I also follow universal CDC precautions.

Which areas can I treat?

Any area of the body can be treated, with the exception of the hairs on top of the eyelid, inside the nose or inside the ear. Common area treatments are the facial area, forehead hairline, neck hairline, ears, underarms, arms, bikini, breast, abdomen, back, hands, and feet/toes.

PCOS should be treated by Professional Dr.'s & medical staff who work as a team.   Active hair follicles can be treated with electrolysis but until an individual has found professional medical help to create a hormone balance electrolysis might seem like a forever treatment... 

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Robyn Graham  CME, CCE, CPE        Certified Medical Electrologist        Texas State Board Certified Laser CLHRP