Frequently asked questionsHow long is the treatment time? How many sessions are necessary to remove my unwanted hair?
A generalizing answer is impossible, since treatment time and costs can differ widely depending on area size and hair density.
For a more precise estimate I have to see the respective area unshaven.
A single session takes between 15 minutes and a few hours. An average amount of armpit hair can be removed in a total treatment time of 4-8 hours, larger areas such as a male back with dense hair growth may take up to 100 hours.
Due to the natural hair growth cycle not all of our hair is visible at once. A certain percentage of hair stays hidden in a dormant stage at any given time. Untreated hair will re-activate and show up again a few months later. Therefore, even with tiny areas at least 3 sessions spaced several weeks til months apart are necessary.
At first glance this may seem like a costly investment of time and money. However, considering that, unlike other hair removal methods, electrolysis removes the hair guaranteed and it is never growing back, the effort soon pays off.
With electrolysis hair of all colors on all skin types can be removed.
Even with allergies and illnesses that reduce the skin's ability to heal itself (such as diabetes) the hair can be safely removed as long as sufficient healing time between sessions is given.
I won't treat clients who have a cardiac pacemaker since they make react to the electrical current used in treatment. I will also turn down clients who have infectious skin diseases to avoid transmission to other clients.
In case of doubt consult your dermatologist.
The insertion of the steel probe into the follicle doesn't hurt at all. With application of the electricity you may feel a local stinging
or burning sensation for a few seconds. Whether you perceive this sensation as unpleasant or not depends on a variety of factors, such as density of
nerve cells in the particular area and your personal wellbeing on that day.
In a sample treatment you can try and see if electrolysis is something for you.
Depending on your skin type the treated area may be red and swollen directly after the treatment. This common side effect fades after just
a few hours.
In areas with poor blood circulation (such as hands or feet) tiny scabs can appear a few days after the treatment. There is no need to worry; those are a normal part of the skin's healing process and will disappear after 1-2 weeks. Just keep in mind to not scratch them off so that the skin can heal without formation of scars.
To ensure a fast treatment, the hair in the area to be treated should measure at least 2 mm. Consumption of stimulating substances, such as caffeine, can reduce your pain tolerance. Therefore, you might want to avoid those for a few
hours before the treatment.
Be careful to avoid direct sunlight on recently treated areas, as temporary hyper pigmentation is possible while the skin Is still healing. Otherwise there is no special after care needed. However, try to keep the treated area safe from bacteria for at least 48 hours (e.g.: don't apply make-up).