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WHAT IS ELECTROLYSIS?

Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal. It was introduced in 1875 and has been improved upon and modernized ever since, and has become a practical and affordable option for individuals seeking a solution to unwanted hair. Electrolysis is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) for permanent hair removal. In addition to scientific recognition, there are over one million satisfied people who have solved a very personal and sometimes embarrassing problem with electrolysis.

METHODS OF ELECTROLYSIS
A small disposable metal probe is gently inserted into the hair follicle (without puncturing the skin) until it reaches the base of the hair root.  A small electrical impulse is delivered through the probe by a sensitive electronic device, which destroys the hair root. Depending on the technique used, the electric current destroys the hair root either by heat or chemical action. The three modalities (methods) of electrolysis are:

ELECTROLYSIS - (Galvanic) Our body is made up of salt and water. The combination of salt water and direct current creates sodium hydroxide. This chemical reaction destroys the hair's regenerative cells within the hair follicle.

THERMOLYSIS - (High Frequency) This method applies a split second impulse of alternating current at the base of the hair root. This creates heat which destroys the regenerative cells. The heat is produced in low intensity within the skin tissue around the probe end.

BLEND - A combination of the above two methods, the heat from thermolysis speeds up the chemical reaction of the sodium hydroxide created from the electrolysis. The hair root is destroyed by both heat and chemical action simultaneously.


IS ELECTROLYSIS PERMANENT?

Yes. Once the hair root has been destroyed, the hair cannot grow back without nourishment. The supply has been shut off, therefore another hair cannot grow in the follicle. The word "permanent" should not be confused with "immediate" where hair removal is concerned. To permanently eliminate active hair follicles requires a series of treatments over a period of time.


HOW MANY TREATMENTS TO ACHIEVE PERMANENCY?

Electrolysis treatment programs are tailored to meet each individual's needs. Certain factors determine the number of treatments required. Density and coarseness of the hair, the size of area to be treated, the sensitivity of the skin, curvature of hair follicles, heredity, hormonal balance, the consistency of treatments and previous methods of hair removal are all factors. Treatments will be more frequent in the beginning and less frequent later on. With each treatment, regrowth appears finer in texture and weaker in color. The overall results, permanent hair-free-skin, are well worth the time spent. For more information call to schedule a complimentary consultation to analyze the problem area and to estimate the time required to complete your program.

 
IS ELECTROLYSIS SAFE?

Yes. Electrolysis has been proven safe and effective for over 120 years. The most up-to-date effective scientific methods of sterilization are used to guarantee your safety. Also strict guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control are followed. My office uses only disposable insulated probes which provide the highest degree in patient protection and comfort. Electrolysis 2000 is also a latex free environment.
 

 


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