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Robyn Graham | Texas and Pennsylvania State Board Certified

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 changed by appointments, 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 take a few seconds more. 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 complete my service." After your consultation, we can discuss which treatment plan and fees work better for you.


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 precautions, including hand washing before and after each and every client.


Which areas can I treat?

Any area of the body can be treated, with the exception of the hairs inside the nose or inside the ear. Common areas are the facial area, underarms, bikini area, breast, hands, and toes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Electrolysis


Links and Resources:


​​American Electrology Association - electrology.com


Hair Facts, consumer information on different techniques for Hair Removal - HairFacts.com