Does it hurt?
You will feel a slight pinching sensation that increases with higher levels of heat. Most people find it quite tolerable and some people have even fallen asleep during treatment.
How does electrolysis work?
Trained professionals permanently eliminate the growth cells of unwanted hair with short-wave, galvanic or the blend method. Treatments are safe and permanent. The best treatment option can be determined at your free consultation.
Are there any reactions?
Your facial area may turn red for 1 to 1 1/2 hours after treatment then it will return to normal. Other parts of the body are most sensitive and may have more temporary reactions.
How many treatments does it take?
Just as everyone is an individual, so are their treatments. It could take 6 months up to 2 years or more to complete treatments. The length of time it takes depends on what you have done previously to your hair, how much heat you can tolerate, how often you go for treatment, your skin type, location of your hair and the cause of your hair problem. As you get farther into treatments the hairs will be dying off so you can go longer between treatments and the treatment time will become shorter
Is it permanent?
Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal.
How much does it cost?
The cost will vary with each person depending on the area and amount of hair to be removed. The total cost may be less than temporary methods.
Are treatments covered by benefits?
Some benefit plans cover services provided by a registered health care professional (chiropractor, massage therapy or physiotherapy). If this is the case services will likely by covered.
What causes excess hair to grow?
Most often excess hair growth is genetic. Other causes can be hormonal, stress, side effects of medication or surgery, pregnancy and even your diet.
What areas of the body can be treated?
The most common areas are upper lip, chin, eyebrows, bikini lines, legs, underarms, hairline and other body areas. Your concerns can be discussed during your free consultation.
Is it safe?
Yes, with a trained professional it is completely safe. The medical profession recommends electrolysis with referrals from doctors.
Can I catch diseases from electrolysis?
Not if your electrologist is taking proper preventative measures. A sterile disposable filament is used for each treatment.
How do I chose an Electrologist?
- Take as much care selecting an electrologist as you would selecting your physician, massage therapist, or any other personal service provider.
- Speak with several electrologists before choosing the one who is right for you.
- Make an informed decision. Prepare questions, and ensure that they are answered to your satisfaction.
- Be certain that your electrologist is properly trained. There are several short courses available as part of esthetics packages, which can be as short as 3 weeks.
- Look also for certificates of continuing education, and certification, such as C.P.E. or C.C.E.
- The electrologist should qualify for membership in at least one professional association at the provincial or national level.
- The electrologist must uphold federal, provincial and municipal Infection Control Standards and Guidelines.
- The clinic should have equipment and technology to support safe and reliable service.
- The clinic should use only single-use, disposable needles. Insist on it. You are worth it!