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   About Electrolysis  

  1. What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is still the only true permanent hair removal method and the only permanent treatment recognized by the FDA. Electrolysis eliminates any hair and treats all skin types. A century of use has proven electrolysis safe with no negative side effects. No other hair removal method can claim such universal success.

Professional electrologists are educated in the latest treatment and technological protocols. People of all ages and in all walks of life are enjoying permanently smooth, hair free skin.

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?

Several methods of permanent hair removal are currently available to the consumer. The term electrolysis is used to describe all methods of permanent hair removal. The electrolysis modality was the first method used to remove hair permanently back in 1875. The term electrolysis branded the process of permanent hair removal.

An electrologist uses a very fine needle inserting into the natural opening of the hair follicle along side the hair shaft (keep in mind how tiny hairs are). A minute amount of current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells.

Medical electrolysis devices destroy the hair growth cells with chemical or heat energy. All modalities equally destroy hair growth cells that causes hair growth. The modality used is the preference of the professional electrologist.

There are three modalities used today that fall under the heading of electrolysis:

1. Galvanic or electrolysis is a chemical process. The current produces a chemical reaction in the hair follicle eliminating the hair growth cells. This method is widely used in the multiple needle galvanic electrolysis, utilizing up to 16 needles simultaneously.

2. Thermolysis or short-wave produces heat. When this modality is used it heats and destroys the hair growth cells in the follicle. This modality can be utilized in two ways: (1) flash method of thermolysis uses high intensity current for less time in the follicle (2) the current is used at lower intensity and longer timing.

3. The blend method combines galvanic current with thermolysis current. Thermolysis heats up the chemical reaction in the follicle destroying hair growth cells.

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).
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