State Licensed Clinical Esthetician,  Licensed Electrologist & Microdermabrader


What can be done about unwanted hair?

The method you choose for dealing with unwanted hair will depend on the number and location of hairs and how great a problem you perceive this to be.

Temporary Hair Removal Methods:

         Shaving - fastest, most temporary; works best on legs, underarms and men's beards.

         Tweezing - most popular for contouring eyebrows; also used on upper lip, chin

and bikini; may cause skin discoloration and promotes ingrown hairs.

  Depilatories - creams containing powerful alkaline agents and may cause reaction; best used on legs.

  Waxing - removes a number of hairs at a time and must be repeated every three to eight weeks; may cause skin discoloration and promotes ingrown hairs.

  Laser - hair removal is temporary. FDA's clearance identification "is intended to effect temporary removal through selective targeting of melanin (color) in the hair foil ides.

Permanent Hair Removal Methods:
Electrolysis - a low-level electrical current is sent down a very fine sterilized probe inserted along the hair shaft, destroying the papilla and loosening the hair shaft for easy removal.

What causes superfluous hair?

The most common causes of hirsutism (another term for excessive hair) are:
  Congenital - Your genetic blueprint determines the amount, location and

timing of hair growth. Mediterranean and Middle East ancestry has a greater

tendency toward facial and body hair.

  Systemic - Hormonal or other internal problems may result in unwanted body

or facial hair and if suspected, your Electrologist will refer you for a medical evaluation

  Medications - Two of the most common medications that may cause abnormal

hair growth are steroids and birth

control pills.

From what parts of the "body can hair be removed?

From any part except within the ear and nose. With a faster new method we are able to clear even such large areas as arms and legs at reasonable cost.

Do physicians recommend Electrolysis?

Yes! Physicians, who understand the benefits of electrolysis, recommend electrolysis to those patients concerned about superfluous hair. Many are referred to us by their doctors.

Does Electrolysis hurt?

Very little, if at all. There's a slight feeling of warmth at the follicle when current is applied, lasting but an instant. The "Blend" method which we use is adjustable to many different comfort levels within its effective range for permanent hair removal.

Are there any after-effects?

Occasionally there is a little redness of the skin, which quickly fades. This reaction usually lasts about 30 minutes to one hour or less.

Can it leave marks or scars?

Not when administered by skilled technicians. It's safe for even the most delicate skin. If you've been tweezing or waxing for some time, the treatment may actually smooth and improve your skin.

j How long does a treatment take?

The length of treatment depends entirely on the area to be cleared it's size, location and density of growth.

How often do I come for treatments?

This of course depends on how much hair is

    being treated. The number of treatments

required can be determined only by expert examination.

Is hair removal by Electrolysis really permanent?

Absolutely. Hair cannot grow without a root or blood supply. Once the hair root has been completely sterilized, it is impossible for any further growth to come from the treated area.

Is there any chance of re-growth?

In same cases, more treatments to each follicle may be necessary to achieve PERMANENCY.
The coarser the hair, the deeper the hair. Re-growth hair (depending on the coarseness) is thinner and more fragile with each treatment.

Is permanent hair removal expensive?
Not any more. Specialization and development of new equipment has brought the cost of this one-time "luxury" down to almost anyone's means. Weighed against the future hours you will not be spending removing hair temporarily, Electrolysis is perhaps the least expensive cosmetic service you will ever employ......particularly in view of it's permanent improvement.


Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal by use of a needle-type device. No other device for hair removal has the unique identification of "destroying the dermal papilla of a hair."
Electrolysis has been accepted as the only method of permanently hair removal for over 125 years.
Needle Epilators (per FDA) Title 21 CFR Sec 878.5350: Needle - permanent hair removal has been proven. Can label and promote for permanent hair removal.
Electrology is the only profession that can advertise "Permanent hair removal"
Electrology is a skill, hand-on oriented profession licensed and regulated by each state. For updates on Electrolysis versus Temporary Methods, call FDA's office of Consumer Affairs at (888) 463-6332.
Sterilization, sanitation and office inspections are regulated by each state. Instruments procedures include sterile disposable needles that are only used once on each client visit.

Reappearing Hair

Hairs that reappear seeming/y in the same place previously treated by an electrologist actually are appearing in different hair follicles.

Electrology treatment does not cure the causes of excess hair growth It eliminates the effects of the various causes. The two most common causes are heredity and the aging process. Glandular disturbances, pregnancy, stress certain drugs, obesity and even anorexia nervosa are other causes of excess hair growth. They all stimulate the hormone 'necessary to grow excess hair.

The electrologist can only remove hair from hair follicles presently growing hair. Each square inch of the skin contains several hundred hair follicles Only a certain amount of these follicles may be growing hair or hairs presently, the remaining hair follicles could grow hairs at any time depending on the particular hair cycle and causes of the excess hair for that particular client. When these new hairs eventually do grow, they are growing from previously dormant hair follicles, in the same area that has been treated. They are not necessarily the same hair follicles but may appear to be, to the naked eye.

Fortunately each area of the body has a set amount of hair follicles and once most of all the active hair follicles are successfully treated the excess hair problem in that particular area is basically completed. The time necessary to complete a particular problem will depend on the severity of the problem, the causes, the type of hair, sensitivity of the skin and sensitivity of the client. Once an area is successfully treated, it may be necessary to receive a short treatment at infrequent intervals, depending on your case.


Electrolysis, Skin Care & Microdermabrasion
By Lais Newton

State Licensed Clinical Esthetician, Licensed  Electrologist & Microdermabrader
     555 Diablo Road in Danville, CA 94526
Phone (925) 831-2553 Cell (925) 786-0033
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Electrolysis, Skin Care & Microdermabrasion