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About Electrolysis

Imagine the day,

where you can finally say, "I did it." When you can say, "I never gave up, I never quit." Imagine the day when you have no unwanted hair in the wrong places because you took the time to get to that electrolysis appointment. Imagine the day when you silently thank your electrologist for her skills and focus on helping YOU achieve your goal. It might take awhile to reach that moment, but as soon as you get there you will...

...thank yourself for the rest of your life.

Written by P.M. - a satisfied NJ electrolysis client.

100% permanent hair removal can only be achieved through the treatment of electrolysis, regardless of skin/hair type and color.  First conceived in 1875, Dr. Charles Michel (Ophthalmologist), successfully achieved permanent removal of inverted  eyelashes with the insertion of a solid probe into the follicle and applying an electric current to render the follicle incapable of ever again producing a hair.  In addition to electrolysis being the only option for permanent hair removal, it has also been proven to be clinically safe.

The client's role in the treatment process is important to the overall success of treatment. Consistency in maintaining a scheduled course of treatment will significantly impact results. As treatment develops with the decrease of hair growth, sessions will become less frequent and for shorter periods of time until completion.

Temporary Hair Removal

The impact of previous temporary methods of hair removal like tweezing, waxing, and threading will seriously hinder the success of the process due to the following factors:  the removal of a hair that's pulled from the root in an androgen (male hormone) dependent area, stimulates the root causing more blood supply and androgen hormone to the area.   This causes hairs to re-grow and surface thicker and darker and stimulates dormant follicles to produce hair which will continue to spread. An androgen dependent area consists of all facial hair except the eyebrows.

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The impact of previous temporary methods of hair removal like tweezing, waxing, and threading will seriously hinder the success of the process due to the following factors:  the removal of a hair that’s pulled from the root in an androgen (male hormone) dependent area, stimulates the root causing more blood supply and androgen hormone to the area.   This causes hairs to re-grow and surface thicker and darker and stimulates dormant follicles to produce hair which will continue to spread. An androgen dependent area consists of all facial hair except the eyebrows.

Also included would be the neck, breasts, sternum, stomach and bikini area. Another method of hair removal, laser, not deemed permanent by the FDA could result in what is termed "paradoxical effect" which means increased hair growth

Other methods of temporary hair removal not contributing to additional hair growth would be the use of depilatories (like Nair and Neet) and also shaving. Depilatories chemically dissolve the hair slightly below the skin surface with the potential to irritate the skin.  An old wives tale that cutting or shaving will increase the rate of hair growth and thickness of the hair shaft is just not true. The shaft appears thicker and causes stubble because the tapered end is missing.

Even among educated skin care specialists, there remains a belief that by shaving the hair it becomes thicker and darker. Again, this is just not true and shaving is therefore the preferred method of temporary hair removal.  In conclusion, all of these above mentioned temporary forms of hair removal could result in mild to severe skin irritation depending on individual skin sensitivity.

Additionally, devices are marketed claiming to permanently remove hair by means of electronic tweezers and/or home electrolysis/laser units.  Electronic tweezers which supposedly conduct electricity through the hair shaft are based on a flawed scientific principle.  Hair is not a conductor of electricity and is no more effective than ordinary tweezers. Home electrolysis units in an untrained hand run the risk of pitting and scarring from improper current application and needle placement.

The use of home laser devices approved for marketing by the FDA for hair removal, does not mean permanent.

Unlike all other hair removal methods, professionally performed Electrolysis eliminates all unwanted hair - permanently - with unsurpassed results. Moreover, it does so for all skin and hair types and colors. No other hair removal method can claim such universal acceptability and success.

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