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.
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.
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
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
Medications - Two of the most common medications
that may cause abnormal
are steroids and birth
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?
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
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
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
treated. The number of
required can be determined only by expert
removal by Electrolysis really permanent?
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?
The coarser the
hair, the deeper the hair. Re-growth hair (depending on the coarseness) is
thinner and more fragile with each treatment.
In same cases, more treatments to each follicle may be
necessary to achieve PERMANENCY.
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.
IMPORTANT FACT'S & INFORMATION
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
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.
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.