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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose electrolysis over other hair removal methods?

Waxing, shaving, depilatories (hair removal lotions and creams), and tweezing are only temporary hair removal solutions. They remove hair at the skin level, and so in a day or two the hair will again appear. An alternative method such as laser hair removal doesn’t work for everyone; it is less effective on dark skin, dark hair, and light hair (specifically red, blonde, and gray hair).

Electrolysis, on the other hand, can treat all hair types and offers permanence after a series of treatments. It is also the only FDA and AMA-approved method of hair removal.

Will electrolysis work on my hair type?

Yes! Electrolysis can treat any and all hair types. This is because electrolysis treats hair at it’s root, not just on the surface level.  Electrolysis is safe for any hair and skin type, and can remove hair from most areas of the body.

What does Electrolysis feel like?

The latest equipment and technology makes electrolysis more comfortable than ever before. For the majority of clients, the sensation amounts to a tingling in the area being treated.

Some describe it as an uncomfortable sensation, but never painful – it begins and ends in a micro-fraction of a second. Even the most sensitive person should be able to tolerate the treatments.

Brenda provides a sample treatment on a small section of hair during your free consultation.That way, you know what to expect and can confidently move forward with your treatment cycles.

Are there any side effects?

Certified electrologists like Brenda have worked to master their technique to ensure the safest, most comfortable experience for their clients. Although it is common to experience slight redness shortly after a session, it usually disappears within an hour. Brenda will also provide post-treatment instructions and personally follow-up with you to ensure you receive the best care possible.

Again, during your free consultation, Brenda does provide a sample treatment and will personally follow-up with you afterwards.

How long does electrolysis take to permanently remove hair?

Hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medications, and stress – all of these factors influence the how long a treatment plan will take for each individual. On average, people who follow the recommended treatment plan can expect to be completed within 12-18 months. To achieve optimum results, it is important to follow the recommended treatment plan. Each appointment will strive to provide total clearing, with subsequent appointments directed at treating hairs which have newly emerged above the surface of the skin due to their phase in the hair growth cycle.

Treatments range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated. The frequency and length of your appointments depends on the size of the area being cleared and the progress of your treatment. In general, treatments on a particular area are longest and most frequent at the beginning. Treatment length and frequency tapers off as your treatment program progresses and more hairs have reached the surface of your skin in their growth cycle and have been treated.  That leaves fewer and fewer remaining hairs for subsequent treatment. For areas that have been waxed or tweezed, treatments will initially be more frequent than areas that have been shaved.

Based on a personal and confidential consultation, Brenda will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.

How much does electrolysis cost?

Electrolysis costs depend on a number of factors including: how much hair needs to be removed, the size of the area being treated, and the rate of hair growth. When compared to the price of a lifetime of shaving, depilatories (lotions and creams), or laser treatments, the permanence of electrolysis makes it a wise investment.

During your personal and confidential consultation, Brenda will discuss the cost of your treatment based on your specific hair removal needs.

Is it safe to receive treatments during pregnancy?

Hair growth is tied to hormonal changes, and so it is common for women to experience increased hair growth during pregnancy. Electrolysis is safe for any skin type and on most areas of the body during pregnancy, but we do recommend you check with your physician before you begin treatments.