FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is the new S.I.M.P.L.E technique?

How does electrolysis work?
How long has electrolysis been used?
Is electrolysis painful?
Is electrolysis really permanent?
How long will it take to remove all of my unwanted hair?
What are the causes of excess hair growth?
Is there any age limit for electrolysis?
Are there any permanent side effects due to electrolysis?
Which areas of the body can be treated by electrolysis?
When can men benefit from electrolysis?
At what age may I start my daughter?
Can hair be removed from skin with acne?
What can I do about facial hair between treatments?
I am diabetic. Is electrolysis safe?
I have some moles on my face with hair growing, can they be treated by electrolysis?
My hair becomes ingrown quite often. Is electrolysis effective?
How often must I go for treatments?
Are there any chemical or cosmetic products that can permanently remove hair?

How does electrolysis work?
Electrolysis is performed with specifically designed electronic equipment used in conjunction with an ultra fine filament to reach down to the hair root. A mild carefully controlled localized current permanently eliminates the growing source of the hair. The heated hair is then gently lifted out of the hair follicle. (TOP)

How long has electrolysis been used?
Electrolysis has been used for over 100 years. It was discovered by Dr. Charles Michel. Today sophisticated solid-state electronic equipment is used to remove hair.
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Is electrolysis painful?
Most people do not find electrolysis painful. Generally the sensation is the equivalent of a slight sudden warmth or a mere tingling. Most people are surprised at how little sensation they feel.
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Is electrolysis really permanent?
Yes, electrolysis is the only permanent safe method of removing hair. When the hair papilla and follicle have been adequately treated, they can never produce another hair.
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How long will it take to remove all of my unwanted hair?
It depends on the following factors:

  • Type of temporary removal attempts previously used.
  • Type of skin-sensitive or normal.
  • The quantity of hair to be removed.
  • Your rate of metabolism determines how rapidly dormant or resting hair will appear.
  • The more regularly the treatments can be taken, the quicker you will be rid of unwanted hair.
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What are the causes of excess hair growth?
Most commonly it is due to heredity and the functioning of various glands in the body such as the adrenal and sex glands. Abnormal hair stimulation can also be caused by over production of these glands. In most cases these glands are normal, however, rarely they are disturbed or diseased and a medical evaluation will be necessary to reveal an underlying illness.
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Is there any age limit for electrolysis?
No, there is no age for which are are too old to have electrolysis performed.
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Are there any permanent side effects due to electrolysis?
Electrolysis done properly, will not hurt even the most sensitive skin. Occasionally a slight reddening of the skin occurs during or immediately after treatment. This will only last for a short time. Electrolysis is very safe, and unlike depilatories or bleaches, no harsh chemicals are used. After it has healed, your skin should look exactly as it did before treatment, in many cases, even better.
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Which areas of the body can be treated by electrolysis?


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When can men benefit from electrolysis?

  • Hair between eyebrows
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Folliculitis in the neck area under the chin
  • Heavy growth of hair on back and shoulders
  • Hair on the ears
  • Hair on the surface of the nose
  • Hair on the corners of the mouth and forehead
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At what age may I start my daughter?
We generally recommend waiting for one year after the onset of her menstrual period.
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Can hair be removed from skin that has acne?
Yes, and with extremely gratifying results. However, work will not be done in the pustules.
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What can I do about facial hair between treatments?
Clipping the hair with small scissors is the preferred method between treatments.
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I am diabetic. Is electrolysis safe?
We request a letter from the diabetic's physician stating that you are under control. We will then remove facial hair.
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I have some moles on my face with hair growing, can they be treated by electrolysis?
People with moles with hair should first have the mole examined by a physician. We do request a letter from your physician stating that the mole can be treated by electrolysis.
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My hair becomes ingrown quite often. Is electrolysis effective?
Yes, it is extremely effective. However, if the hair is distorted the hair may return and will have to be treated again until it stays away. Do not pull out the hairs between treatment.
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How often must I go for treatments?
Since many factors influence hair growth, visits on a frequent basis are required. Treatments range from 15 minutes or longer. The total number of treatments will vary from person to person, but the unwanted hair will be gone permanently once the treatments are completed.
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Are there any chemical or cosmetic products that can permanently remove hair?
No, electrolysis is the only permanent method.
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BARBARA CAPUTO, L.E., C.P.E.
AND ASSOCIATES

Licensed & Certified Professional Electrologist

1355 Remington Road, Suite E
SCHAUMBURG, IL 60173
(847) 882-9982