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Electrolysis FAQ’s

How does electrolysis differ from other hair removal procedures?
Electrolysis targets the hair follicle to break down cells and prevents future growth. Waxing and tweezing removes hair at the root, doing nothing to prevent future hair growth. With other procedures, hair grows back more quickly and coarser while with electrolysis, hair is permanently removed.

Is electrolysis effective for men?
Yes. The most common problem areas for men include the face, the neck and the back. Ingrown hairs in the face and neck area or sporadic and/or excessive hair growth on the back can all be treated effectively by an electrologist.

Will electrolysis hurt?
It is important to remember that all techniques for removal of unwanted hair come with some discomfort. Depending upon the sensitivity of the area being treated, the sensations associated with electrolysis may vary. There are also many other factors (caffeine intake, for example) that may influence your individual pain tolerance. The electrologist will continually evaluate your treatment to ensure that it is comfortable while still being effective. If necessary, a topical anesthetic can be applied to your skin prior to each treatment.

Are there any side effects to electrolysis?
Electrolysis treatment may cause a temporary reddening of the skin, depending on the sensitivity of the area being treated. You will be given a detailed instruction sheet that will help you take proper care of the treated area.

After treatment, will the hair come back?
Some limited hair re-growth is normal but it will be much thinner and much more fragile. With subsequent treatments, the hair regeneration cycle will be completely disabled and hair re-growth will cease.

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