How Does Electrolysis Work?
Any treatment that offers the promise of permanent hair removal is appealing. Electrolysis is FDA approved and works on all skin and hair colors. While the process may seem daunting, an understanding of how electrolysis works will provide the insight you need to know if electrolysis is the right choice for you.
The process of electrolysis involves a professional electrologist using a very fine needle inserted into each hair follicle. We apply a small amount of electrical current at the follicle site to destroy hair growth cells, eradicating future growth recurrence. This is a permanent treatment for hair removal for the body and face.
There are many ways electrolysis is customized to treat individuals. Be sure to speak with your electrolysis professional about your personal history of hair removal and request a treatment plan. She will also share with you the estimated cost and length of each session, and her recommended method of hair removal. Even if you have undergone electrolysis in the past, it’s important that your technician fully understands your background, medical history and prior methods of hair removal.
Does Electrolysis Hurt?
This is the question most people ask when considering a process that involves needles. Some clients report almost no pain or discomfort during the process, while others describe feeling a small pinch or warming sensation. Everybody is different, but electrolysis is usually tolerable and settings are adjustable.
Side Effects with Electrolysis
There are very few side effects of undergoing electrolysis. Clients may experience skin that is red and irritated immediately following a session, but generally, electrolysis has no side effects.
How Many Electrolysis Treatments Does it Take?
The number of sessions required for unwanted hair removal will vary based on your family history and hormonal changes. Other factors that affect treatment plans include hair types, skin tones, and parts of the body. It’s difficult to predict how many treatments will be required without speaking with an electrologist.
Is Electrolysis for Me?
Looking to take the first step with getting electrolysis? At Alternative Health Associates, we offer a free consultation with all clients prior to performing electrolysis/laser services. It allows us to answer your questions, explain the process, and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Give us a call at 703-683-5736 to schedule your free consultation, or to book your first appointment.