What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body. It is currently the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal. Using state-of-the-art technology, a minute amount of electricity is gently applied to the base of the hair follicle.

This process destroys the hair growth tissue. Therefore, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently eliminated.


What causes unwanted hair growth?

Hair growth is the result of heredity and hormone levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal, and illnesses can stimulate hair growth. Electrolysis may be an option when hair growth is in an area of the body where it may not be desired such as on a woman’s upper lip, chin, or bikini line.

Can unwanted hair be removed anywhere on the body?

Electrolysis works on all skin and hair types. It can be applied to most facial and body parts, including: eyebrows, chin, upper & lower lip, jaw line & sides of the face, breast & underarms, abdomen, bikini line, legs and back. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.

An Electrologist may treat patients with certain conditions if he/she first obtains written authorization to do so from the patient’s physician.

Such conditions include but are not limited to:

  1. Diabetes mellitus
  2. Hair in moles
  3. Medical conditions for which the patient wears any external or implanted medical object or device
  4. Medical conditions that are treated with drugs having anti-coagulant effects
  5. Medical conditions treated with drugs that may create photosensitivity

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How long does Each Treatment Last?

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 presented, 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.


Facts & Myths

Myth: Electrolysis is painful.
Fact: In most cases, electrolysis actually does not cause much discomfort. Modern electrolysis methods have reduced the discomfort to a mere tingling. A topical anesthetic cream may be used in some cases.

Myth: The electric tweezer method is permanent.
Fact: The FDA and the American Medical Association recognize only electrolysis as a permanent method of removing hair. Some states prohibit those using or selling the electric tweezer from claiming it provides permanent hair removal.

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CommentPatient Stories

Rating by Maria

Awesome! Very professional and affordable. Depending on what your getting done it can be uncomfortable but with great results! Lana makes it as comfortable as possible.

Her initial consultation is free of charge. If your going to get electrolysis done get it done by the best! Definitely go with Lana.

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