Electrolysis is the only true permanent hair removal method and the only permanent treatment recognized by the FDA. Using state-of-the-art technology, a small 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. A series of treatments are needed to effectively treat all the hair in an area, because only one hair at a time is being treated.
Electrolysis is very effective over time and will eliminate most of your unwanted hair. Recently, laser hair removal has virtually replaced this age-old technique (been around since the 1875!). But there are instances that electrolysis is still needed. If you qualify for laser hair removal, it will be less expensive (in the long run), more comfortable and less time-consuming than electrolysis. But if you have light-colored hair (white, grey, red, or blonde), then you would only qualify for electrolysis, not laser.
The number of treatments will vary 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.
A short, free consultation can determine which technique you will be a candidate for. Until very recently, most lasers were not able to effectively treat the finer, thinner, lighter-colored hair. Now, with our advanced lasers, we can effectively treat even quite fine hairs, as long as they have some pigment.
To see if your unwanted hair is best suited for laser or electrolysis, call us or text today at 571-969-6958 for information and/or to schedule your free consultation.