How does Electrolysis work?

A Professional Electrologist inserts a very fine, sterile probe alongside the hair in the hair follicle. A small amount of electrical current is then applied through this probe, which destroys the hair root. Professional Electrologists are trained practitioners whose accumulated skills enable them to destroy the hair root permanently without puncturing or harming the skin.

Is Electrolysis a safe and approved method?

Probe type Electrolysis is the only safe method of permanent hair removal. "Consumers should be particularly careful about using any of the home Electrolysis devices...Considerable skill and dexterity is required to perform Electrolysis properly, and most people would probably be better off going to an expert instead of trying it themselves." (FDA Consumers, 1979). Guild members are Professional Electrologists and have agreed to adhere to the Guild's Bylaws and Code of Ethics.

Aren't other methods of hair removal just as effective?

NO! If permanent hair removal is desired, probe type Electrolysis is the ONLY method to eliminate unwanted hair forever. Other methods are only temporary.

  • Shaving: The most widely used method of removing superfluous hair; the blunting of the ends of hair by shaving often makes it appear coarser and darker.
  • Waxing: Hot wax is applied to the desired area, and then allowed to cool before being peeled away. This method also results in heaver re-growth, frequent ingrown hairs and possible damage to the skin.
  • Creams, Depilatories: Chemicals break down the hair fibers and then the unwanted hair is temporarily washed away. Because harsh chemicals are used, severe allergic reactions may occur.
  • Laser: A method of hair removal, that provides permanent hair reduction.
  • Electrolysis: Permanent

How many treatments are needed?

An Electrolysis treatment program must be tailored to meet each individual patient's needs. Certain factors determine the number and length of treatments required, such as:

  • The number of hair follicles contained in the area of treatment
  • The sensitivity of the skin
  • The particular area to be treated
  • Previous methods of hair removal

Patients should ask their Electrologist to provide them with a treatment schedule upon the first visit. Most patients find that a weekly session of 15-60 minutes is the most effective. The closer you adhere to your treatment schedule, the more effective your treatment program will be in helping you free yourself of superfluous hair forever.

Is Electrolysis expensive?

Fees for Electrolysis are in keeping with those of other professional health care and aesthetic services. In fact, the cost of a lifetime of temporary methods is often more expensive than Electrolysis.

Cost of Electrolysis treatment is based on time
First Visit- $80 (Individual Consultation and 1st Session)
Additional time and pricing will be based on Individual Treatment Plans

Can I perform Electrolysis on myself?

Do not confuse probe Electrolysis with the electrified tweezers now being marketed. It is also possible to purchase probe Electrolysis instruments for use in the home, but I do not recommend them. Since the removal process depends on the angle of insertion, an unsteady hand can result in unnecessary skin damage. For a permanent result, a good Professional Electrologist is the best solution.

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