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
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.
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
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.