FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does electrolysis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is there any age
limit for electrolysis?
No, there is no age for which are are too old to have electrolysis
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.
Which areas of
the body can be treated by electrolysis?
When can men benefit
- 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
At what age
may I start my daughter?
We generally recommend waiting for one year after the onset of
her menstrual period.
Can hair be removed
from skin that has acne?
Yes, and with extremely gratifying results. However, work will
not be done in the pustules.
I do about facial hair between treatments?
Clipping the hair with small scissors is the preferred method between
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Licensed & Certified Professional Electrologist
1355 Remington Road, Suite E
SCHAUMBURG, IL 60173