ELECTROLYSIS Q & A

What is electrolysis?

 Electrology is the science of permanent hair removal. Using state-of-the-art technology, a small amount of electricity is gently applied using a very flexible hair like size probe inserted in to the existing pore at the base of the hair.

Probe is attached to a probe holder from a state of the art computerized electrolysis machine.

Machine sends a measured amount of electric current to the root of the hair, thus disabling the root by cauterizing the source of life of the hair. Which are the blue and red vein at the end of each hair root. The hair is then removed with a tweezer.

 

Why should I choose electrolysis over other temporary methods like laser and waxing?

 Electrolysis is the only true permanent hair removal method and the only treatment recognized as permanent by the FDA.


Unlike other hair removal options,  professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results.  
Unlike laser, electrolysis successfully targets all skin types and all hair colors.
Waxing, threading and tweezing  or shaving are al temporary methods. However, in some cases ingrown hairs and discoloration may result. Additionally, these methods can require a lifetime of maintenance. Many can appear inexpensive but cost more due to long term use and are found to be inconvenient.
Electrolysis works on most areas of the body to give you smooth, sleek healthy looking skin.  No other solution claims such universal acceptability and success.
 

How many treatments are required?

 Every one is different, the number of treatments necessary varies with each client. Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated.
Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair present, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medication and stress influence the treatment program for each individual. It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results.

 Hair goes through a cycle of growth in which electrolysis can permanently destroy hairs only when they are at the "active growth" stage (Anagen). In this stage they are connected to the blood and oxygen supply that the hair needs to grow. When this is damaged, a new hair cannot grow. Hairs can be removed in other stages of growth, however, a new hair will grow until it is caught in the growing phase. (Anagen)  

How much will treatments cost?

 Electrolysis costs depend on a number of factors including: How much hair needs to be removed, the size of area being treated, and where you get your services performed.



For best results, follow the electrologist's recommendations in 

scheduling appointments. For areas that have been waxed or tweezed, treatments will be more frequent than for areas that have been shaved. Best to schedule a free consultation.
 

What does electrolysis feel like? Is it painful?

 Electrolysis treatments sting, but individual tolerances vary greatly. 

The Permanent results are worth the temporary disconfort.

Even the most sensitive person should be able to tolerate the treatments. 

The sting from treatment is quick, and then it's over... almost like tweezing for the first time, some hairs more than others.
Some say: Like a tingling sensation, a topical anesthetic cream may be used in some cases.
Some people get 3 to 4 hours sessions, without any numbing creams.

Others can't take more than 15 minutes. Every one is different.
But most agree that the pain is worth the permanent results.
 

Hair can be removed from almost any part of the body:

 Hairline, eyebrows, top of the nose, cheeks, sideburn area, upper and lower lip, chin, throat, neck, shoulders, back, chest, breast, abdomen, arms, legs, bikini line, hands, feet, ears, toes and fingers.
Electrolysis is a safe and permanent procedure of hair removal that is recommended in series. It’s a method that will eliminate unwanted hair, enhance physical appearance and self confidence.
Your safety is very important to us. We use only clean, disposable and very important, insulated needles to avoid any hyper pigmentation that can occur on dark color skin and ensure optimum comfort, standards and hygiene for everyone.

 

Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?

 Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and the personal attention you need. You can be assured to get the best care from a skilled hair removal professional.
 

Can you have electrolysis treatments during pregnancy?

 Unwanted hair can be caused by hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy. Electrolysis can be performed on any normal skin. This includes pregnant women. We suggest that you seek the advice of your physician before beginning treatment. But only Thermolysis, not blend.
 

Can hairs be removed from moles?

 Electrolysis can be performed in most moles where licensing regulations allow it. Your electrologist may require written approval from your physician.
 

How does electrolysis work these days?

 

All three original modalities used in electrolysis treatments have evolved. The galvanic (true electrolysis) modality still causes a chemical decomposition of the hair follicle cells, the thermolysis (high frequency, or shortwave) still destroys the hair growing cells with heat; and the blend (or sequential) still combines galvanic and high frequency to disable the hair follicle.  And yes, it still works on every skin color or any hair color.

PROCEDURE FOR PERMANENTLY DISABLING THE HAIR FOLLICLE AT THE ROOT VIA ELECTROLYSIS:

  • STEP 1: A flexible hair-size needle, attached to a needle holder, is inserted in to the existing pore at the base of the hair
  • STEP 2: The state of the art computerized electrolysis machine sends a measured amount of electric current to the root of the hair, disabling the root by cauterizing the source of life of the hair (blue and red veins at the root of each hair)
  • STEP 3: The hair is then gently removed with tweezers.


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LA MODA - Electrolysis And Skin Care.

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2230 George C. Marshall Dr. Suite #122. Falls Church, Virginia 22043, United States

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