Q. What is electrolysis?

A. Electrolysis is a procedure used to illuminate unwanted hair permanently.

Q. How does it work?

A. A licensed electrologist will insert a probe into the hair follicle alongside the hair and delivers a small tolerable amount of electricity or heat to destroy the root of the hair causing the hair to be gone for good.

Q. Is electrolysis permanent?

A. Electrolysis has been recognizes by knowledgeable physicians and is also testified by hundreds of scientific articles published in the medical literature. It is the same process that has been used for over 100 years. It is known to be permanent.

Q. Are there any side effects to the treatment of electrolysis?

A. Electrolysis has been performed for over 120 years. It has been proven to be safe and effective. Like many other minor procedures in medicine, it does have a short healing phase. This usually means a little redness and swelling in the area and may also include an occasional pinpoint scabbing that goes away within a few days.

Q. Is electrolysis painful?

A. The discomfort felt during electrolysis is quite dependant on the tolerance of the individual. During most treatments, a definite sensation should be felt. It has been described as a “slight heat”, “tingling”, or “stinging".

Q. How many treatments will it take?

A. The process of permanent hair removal will take a series of treatments. The length of time varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors such as the density and coarseness of the hair, as well as the total area to be treated. How well you tolerate the treatment and the consistency of your visits will also play a part. The cause of the unwanted hair and the method of temporary hair removal in the past also involve the treatment time. Many hairs can be removed permanently after the first treatment while others will require more treatment to achieve permanency. Treatment will be more frequent in the beginning and will require less and less time as treatments are continued. The results will be well worth your time and commitment.