There are varying degrees of sensation associated with electrolysis. As it is for how it feels – it's different for each person. Many people have said that tweezing hurts more than electrolysis. Some people can tolerate 2+ hours of treatment on the face, others have to call it quits after 15 minutes. My advice is to set up an appointment for a consultation. During this consultation we talk about what you are looking to do and I perform a mini-treatment to help give you an idea of the sensation.
Many times – especially in the last few years people are surprised that it isn't nearly as painful as they imagined! I get the comment a lot "that's it? That doesn't hurt that bad at ALL!"
I work on anyone who has unwanted hair – women, men, transgender clients, it's all the same to me. If you have unwanted hair - IZAPEM! :)
When I begin treatment - the pattern I like to follow is: the upper lip first then lower to the chin followed by the cheeks and finally the neck.I like to do the muzzle area first for many reasons.
First, because it’s the most dense area and when it comes to how people see you, it's your face that gives people their first impression. If you have unwanted hair on your face, you are more self-conscious about it and won't feel as comfortable. Also the lips are the most sensitive and usually the client has more tolerance in the beginning of treatment so I like to get the most sensitive areas taken care of first. And later on if they need to take a break from electrolysis at least the muzzle area is thinned out.
But of course if the client wants a specific area done first I do what they want.
Additional FAQs from the American Electrology Association
Electrology is the science of 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. Electrolysis is essential to realizing the look you want and it is more effective than ever before. Let electrolysis work its wonders for you.
If you want permanent hair removal, electrology is the only way to achieve this goal.
Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed Electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results. Moreover, it does so for the largest variety of skin and hair types.
Laser promoters compare laser to electrolysis although laser assisted hair removal is considered a temporary method. It has not been evaluated for long-term safety of the patient’s skin and health.
Waxing, Threading and Tweezing are alike. However, ingrown hairs and discoloration may result. Additionally, they may cause an increase in hair growth activity. Depilatories and Shaving can cause an irritation to the skin while the hair re-grows quickly. 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.
The American Electrology Association has written Standards for Infection Control following the most recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
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. Electrolysis is effective on all skin and hair types. No other hair removal solution can claim such universal acceptability and success. It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results.
Excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hair on the face and body. Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus, breaking down the hair growth cells may require addition treatments. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your Electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.
Hairs have differing cycles of growth, many of which are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. The follicle produces the hair from the blood supply, and discards it eventually through shedding. The process of growth, rest and replacement are known as the hair growth cycle. The sequence of events is repeated constantly until a hair ceases to be formed.
Most clients find electrolysis to be a comfortable experience. With continually advancing technology, equipment and treatment protocols, Electrolysis is more comfortable and effect than ever before. Electrolysis can help you transform your image through smooth hair free skin.
Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made Electrolysis more comfortable and effective then ever before. Your Electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and the personal attention you need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional.
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. There is no better solution than Electrolysis, a treatment that’s as individual as you are.
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 and I only use thermolysis on pregnant women and only doctor approval. Pregnant women should never get galvantic treatments. Electrolysis can enhance your natural beauty with smooth, hair-free and healthy-looking skin for a glowing look that’s uniquely you!
Electrolysis can be performed in most moles where States allow it. Your Electrologist may require written approval from your physician.
The American Electrology Association has established specific standards for the profession including a national board certification credential, Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE). This designation indicates that the electrologist has successfully passed comprehensive national testing. Once awarded the CPE Credential, the electrologist must fulfill continuing education requirements and/or be re-tested in order to maintain the prestigious CPE status.
Membership in the American Electrology Association indicates the electrologist is keeping current with their field.
Many people find an electrologist through their local Yellow Pages and the Internet which contain valuable information regarding professional credentials. Sometimes, family and friends can make excellent recommendations. Also, one can ask a physician, who is familiar with electrolysis, for a referral.