Certified Electrolysis
6180 Lehman Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 
719-776-9720

FAQ

Electrolysis:The only method approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. It has the best track record for permanent hair removal.

What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the science of permanent hair removal utilizing probe devices. A fine sterile probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a small amount of electrical energy is discharged which destroys the hair growth tissue. 

I use the following techniques to treat any type of skin: Caucasian, Indian, African-American, Teens, Women, Men, etc. The following computer technology is used to maximize precision and efficiency while simplifying the treatment process.

Short Wave Thermolysis

The Short Wave Thermolysis method uses high frequency alternating current (AC) to deliver alternating current to heat your hair follicles in order to destroy them. This advanced electrolysis technique has been popular since the 1940's.

Galvanic Modality

The original electrolysis was pioneered in 1875. The galvanic method uses a direct current which reacts with the body’s chemistry and creates a chemical reaction at the site of the hair follicle.

The Blend Technique

The blend method is known as a combination of the two methods mentioned above. The blend method takes the best of both techniques and produces a faster and more efficient treatment. The heat generated by thermolysis is combined with the chemical transformation to ‘lye’ of electrolysis giving heated lye. This is what damages the hair follicle to prevent hair growth. This method is particularly effective on thicker, coarser hairs.

Is Electrolysis painful?

The truth is electrolysis usually does not cause much discomfort. Everyone has their own tolerance to pain. Electrolysis has been likened to a stinging and pricking sensation, and each follicle has to go through it. Modern electrolysis methods have reduced the discomfort to a mere tingling. A topical anesthetic may be used in some cases.

How many treatments will I need?

Many factors influence hair growth and it's very likely you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week, as necessary. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments have been completed. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes to one hour.


How long does Electrolysis last?

Hair treated properly by electrolysis will never grow back. Hormonal issues later in life may cause new hair to grow, especially for women around the lip and chin. These are new follicles that did not produce hair in the past and therefore could not have been treated. Remember that only hair that has broken through the skin can be permanently treated.

Does Electrolysis damage the skin?

When electrolysis is administered by a competent electrologist using modern equipment and current techniques, there should be no visible skin damage. Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears within a few hours. Occasionally, small whiteheads or tiny scabs may occur. It is important to remember that scabs are a part of the normal healing process and will not cause any permanent damage if they are not picked off.

What areas of the body can be treated?

Hair can be removed from almost any part of the body. Some common areas for women include the hairline, eyebrows, top of the nose, cheeks, sideburn area, upper and lower lip, chin, throat, neck, shoulders, back, chest, breasts, abdomen, arms, legs, bikini line, hands, feet, toes and fingers. It is perfectly safe to treat pregnant women, but the breasts and abdomen are avoided after the sixth month of pregnancy. Men often have hair removed from the hairline, beard line, shoulders, back, and top of the nose. Electrolysis is very helpful for treating ingrown hairs which frequently cause irritation in the beard area. Electrolysis should not remove hair on the eyelashes, inside the nose and inside the ear canal. Hairy moles may be treated with written permission from a physician.



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