The fact is, not all types of body hair can be successfully eliminated by laser – even using the best laser hair removal equipment. Electrolysis is the tried-and-true method for the permanent elimination of unwanted body hair. It is the only permanent hair removal modality approved by the FDA.
Over the past twenty-plus years, having treated thousands of people for unwanted hair, we can say with conviction that, “hair removal is not a one-size-fits-all” solution. While the contrast between skin color and hair color provides a baseline for predicting whether your unwanted body hair, other factors can impact how well your hair will react to laser treatments.
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Custom Hair Removal Treatment for You
We provide an honest assessment of your individual circumstance and set realistic expectations for what level of success we can achieve with our class 4 medical equipment. If we believe that you are not a candidate for laser hair removal, we offer electrolysis as an alternative method for the permanent removal of unwanted hair.
Electrolysis can be used in conjunction with laser, and in some cases or areas it is the preferred course of treatment. For example, stubborn stragglers can remain after a successful course of laser hair removal treatments. Fine facial hair caused by PCOS may not react to laser. Sparse eyebrow hairs, ear, chin, nose, and lip hairs are more effectively targeted using a fine, targeted device. It makes sense to treat these with electrolysis.
Is Electrolysis Hair Removal Painful?
Electrolysis hair removal can cause some discomfort, but the level of pain experienced varies from person to person. Here are some factors that can influence the level of discomfort during electrolysis:
- Sensitivity: Individual pain thresholds and sensitivity levels can vary. Some people may find electrolysis to be relatively painless, while others may experience more discomfort.
- Treatment area: The sensitivity of different areas of the body can vary. For example, the upper lip and bikini area tend to be more sensitive compared to the legs or arms.
- Hair thickness and density: Thicker or denser hair may require a stronger current to target the hair follicles effectively, which can result in more discomfort.
- Personal pain management: Some individuals may choose to use topical numbing creams or take over-the-counter pain medication before the procedure to help manage any discomfort.
It's worth noting that electrolysis targets each hair follicle individually by inserting a fine needle into the follicle and applying an electrical current to destroy the hair growth cells. This process can cause a sensation similar to a pricking or stinging feeling. However, the discomfort is generally tolerable for most people.
How Long Does Electrolysis Hair Removal Take?
The duration of electrolysis hair removal can vary based on several factors, including the size of the treatment area, hair density, and individual hair growth patterns. Each session typically lasts between 15 minutes to 1 hour. The number of sessions required for complete hair removal varies, but multiple sessions are usually needed to target hair in different growth cycles. On average, individuals may require 10 to 25 sessions to achieve permanent hair removal results. Electrolysis is a gradual process, but its effectiveness makes it a popular choice for long-term hair removal. If you'd like to know more about your specific electrolysis hair removal path, please schedule a consultation. Every person and hair removal journey can be different, consultations can provide clarity for your specific situation.
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How Does Electrolysis Remove Unwanted Body Hair?
Electrolysis works by individually targeting hair follicles using a very fine, electrically charged needle that is inserted into opening of a follicle. The transfer of energy permanently destroys the regenerative (hair producing) cells. It takes a skilled practitioner with a steady hand to perform the procedure. The device used by our licensed electrologist is a medical-grade epilator, fitted with sterilized, disposable needles.
The science behind Electrolysis was invented more than one hundred years ago. Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal modality approved by the FDA. Electrologists are overseen by the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Electrolysis Treatments & Costs
Everyone reacts differently. Some hair and follicles can be treated in just one treatment. The expertise and skill of your electrologist also can make a difference. At your complimentary consultation, our electrologist, Patricia (Patty) Crane will assess your individual situation, ask questions about your medical history, and develop a course of treatment that will work best for your needs and goals. Pricing for an electrolysis treatment starts at $35, depending on the body area and amount of hair. She may offer special pricing for several treatments.
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