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About Electrolysis

1. What is electrolysis?

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.

2.Why should I choose electrology over other hair removal methods?

If you want permanent hair removal, electrology is the only way to achieve this goal.

3. Why should I choose electrolysis over other temporary methods like Laser and waxing?

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.

4. Do electrologists follow appropriate Infection Control ?

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).

5. How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments necessary  and the length of each  treatment varies with each client depending on the area being treated and previous temporary hair removal practice. Treatments typically last 30 minutes long.

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.>

6.Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?

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.

7.What is the normal growth cycle of a hair?

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.

8. What does electrolysis feel like?

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.

9. 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 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.

10.Can unwanted hair be removed from 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. There is no better solution than Electrolysis, a treatment that’s as individual as you are.

11.Can women begin or 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.   Electrolysis can enhance your natural beauty with smooth, hair-free and healthy-looking skin for a glowing look that’s uniquely you!

12. Can hairs be removed from moles?

Electrolysis can be performed in most moles where States allow it. Your Electrologist may require written approval from your physician.

13. Who can benefit from electrology?

Electrology is for everyone.  All skin types as well as hair color can be treated.  Electrology becomes a necessity for many who are discouraged with the unsuccessful results of temporary methods.  Electrology is not only a solution to the problem of unwanted hair, but also a convenience that frees you from the daily effort of maintaining a hair-free look. 



Image Care Electrolysis & Advanced Skin Care
1426 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-6243
(617) 86-IMAGE