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Electrology is the practice of electrical hair removal to permanently remove human hair from the body. ... In electrolysis, a qualified professional called an electrologist slides a hair-thin, solid metal probe into each hair follicle without puncturing the skin
Electrolysis is the only permanent method of hair removal
At Oceans Massage and Skin Care we offer a range of options for both men and women. Our procedures are performed in a private, sterile environment for the greatest consideration to your health and privacy.
WHAT IS ELECTROLYSIS?
Electrolysis is permanent hair removal and is the only method approved by the FDA. Regardless of the cause – heredity, metabolic, or hormonal conditions – electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal a glowing, confident you.
DOES ELECTROLYSIS WORK?
Absolutely. As the hair is treated, regrowth is prevented rather than just removed temporarily. Only electrolysis provides both hair removal and hair elimination.
WILL ELECTROLYSIS WORK FOR ME?
Almost certainly. Electrolysis is effective for all skin types, hair types, skin colors, hair colors, and areas of the body.
WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND ELECTROLYSIS?
A small electric current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe (or needle) directly into the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the dermal papilla, the matrix, and an area called “the bulge”, all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate.
IS ALL ELECTROLYSIS THE SAME?
There are three types, or modalities, of electrolysis used today – galvanic (current produces a chemical reaction), thermolysis (short-wave which produces heat) and a modality that blends the two. They all result in effective permanent hair removal
DOES ELECTROLYSIS HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ON THE SKIN?
Immediately following treatment, there may be a temporary redness or tenderness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and any personal attention you may need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional.
HOW DOES ELECTROLYSIS WORK?
Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs. A professional electrologist inserts a very fine needle (usually thinner than the hair being treated) into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft. A tiny amount of electrical current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells.
WHAT DOES ELECTROLYSIS FEEL LIKE?
You’ll probably feel a momentary heat sensation or pinch. Discomfort is minimal for most people, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Keep in mind that some areas of the body are much less sensitive than others. Many people read, listen to music or even take a nap while being treated.
WHAT ABOUT AFTER TREATMENT?
Immediately following treatment, you may experience slight redness or tenderness which usually disappears in a couple of hours. There is very little risk of complication or serious skin irritation with electrolysis performed by a skilled practitioner. For the first 24 hours following treatment, it’s best to avoid activity that could irritate hair follicles such as excessive sweating, tanning and prolonged sun exposure or make-up application.
HOW LONG WILL MY ELECTROLYSIS TREATMENT TAKE?
Depending on the area you want cleared, it could be a few minutes for a followup appointment to an hour for a larger area. Most people who follow the recommended treatment plan can expect to be completed or nearly completed within 18 months. Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medications and stress influence the treatment program for each individual.
CAN HAIRS BE REMOVED FROM MOLES?
Electrolysis can be performed on most moles where licensing regulations allow it. Your electrologist may require written approval from your physician.
ARE ALL HAIRS ELIMINATED IN ONE TREATMENT OR IS REGROWTH TO BE EXPECTED?
Hairs have differing cycles of growth, many of which are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. The follicle produces the hair from the blood supply, and discards it eventually through shedding. The process of growth, rest, and replacement are known as the hair growth cycle. Since individual hairs are in different phases of the cycle at any given time, multiple treatments may be required to remove unwanted hair. Excessive hair growth, also known as hirsutism, can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hair on the face and body. Breaking down the hair growth cells on deep, coarse hairs may require more than one treatment. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.
HOW DOES ELECTROLYSIS COMPARE TO OTHER HAIR REMOVAL METHODS?
Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results. Moreover, it does so for the largest variety of skin and hair types. Other methods may appear to be less expensive or more convenient, but these seeming advantages fade quickly when you consider the need for long term use and lifetime maintenance. Electrolysis works on most areas of the body to give you permanently smooth, sleek, healthy-looking skin. No other solution can claim such universal acceptability and success.