Permanent Hair Removal with Electrolysis
Have you ever wondered how to permanently get rid of hair on your arms, legs, and other areas of your body?
There is nothing worse than having to shave before going to the beach or pool – except perhaps uncomfortable and painful razor bumps. Enter Electrolysis: The only FDA approved solution for permanent hair removal.
Electrolysis works by destroying the growth center of the hair follicle with either chemical or heat energy. The hair is then removed with tweezers and what is left behind is smooth, hair free skin.
There are many benefits to Electrolysis. First and foremost, it guarantees permanent hair removal. In fact, it is the only FDA approved method for permanent hair removal. We bet you’re wondering, “Is Electrolysis painful?” The answer is–it depends. Some areas are more sensitive than others (like the upper lip) and there’s a wide range of tolerance levels among people. While some people experience discomfort, others can fall asleep during the treatment. For those who experience discomfort, the electrologist can make adjustments to the epilator to minimize it. There are also over-the-counter topical anesthetics that can be applied that can make the treatment much more comfortable.
What Areas Does Electrolysis Treat?
- Bikini Lines
- Upper Lip
Call today and you could be hair free by the summer.
The Benefits of Electrolysis for Hair Removal
Electrolysis is one of the oldest, most established methods for hair removal. Without question, electrolysis has many advantages over other hair removal processes, the main one being that it is the only modality that offers a permanent solution. If people getting electrolysis have encountered problems at all, it is usually because they obtained treatment from a facility/individual not well-versed, experienced, and equipped to offer the service properly. It is important to research the credentials of the electrologist: Is she licensed? Does she hold the CPE (Certified Professional Electrologist) credential? Does she belong, participate in professional associations? Does she get continuing education to stay updated on the latest advances in the industry?
Like any other medical procedures, electrolysis is not perfect. Among the few drawbacks is the fact that some side effects (inflammation, slight skin irritation, and swelling ) may occur, though, in general these are minimal and of short duration.
Electrolysis requires a series of treatments to achieve permanent results and it’s generally not possible to have all the hair removed in just one session. As well, some clients experience some discomfort in treating the more sensitive areas like the upper lip. The newer, computerized, digital equipment, however, have significantly reduced the level of discomfort and there are over-the-counter topical anesthetics that can be applied to make the treatment of sensitive areas much more tolerable.
The advantages and benefits of electrolysis far outweigh the few drawbacks. Some of those exciting benefits include:
- Electrolysis is the only modality recognized the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the medical community for permanent hair removal.
- Electrolysis has fewer side-effects/dangers than laser hair removal.
- It has been around for over 140 years with a proven track record.
- According to Face Reflections, it removes the need for additional treatment to the same area (saving money, hassles, and time).
- If there is any regrowth of hair, said hair is thinner, lighter and less noticeable
- Studies report that over 90% of those receiving this treatment are satisfied with results.
- Electrolysis works on any hair color or skin type unlike laser which only works on light skin and dark hair.
- Electrolysis targets not only hair follicles but hair-growing cells as well (further removing chance for hair re-growth).
- Electrolysis is an effective, attractive option for people with medical-condition-induced hair growth (PCOS); transgendered individuals; and people who want smooth, hair-free skin permanently because of their jobs (e.g., models, professional swimmers, etc.).
- Electrolysis is generally performed by highly-trained professionals (such as those at Face Reflections) using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures.
Call our office today for more information on the electrolysis services we offer!