Is electrolysis permanent?
Developed in 1875, electrolysis is both an art and an exact science. It is the only F.D.A. approved method of permanent hair removal shown to be effective on all skin and hair types. Once treatment is carried out for all the actively growing hairs in a particular area, they are eliminated and the client can enjoy beautiful, hair-free skin that lasts a lifetime!
How many electrolysis treatments will I need?
Hair grows in different stages: growing, resting and shedding. Because all of the hair isn't on the same stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to get the hair in the growth phase for electrolysis hair removal to be most effective. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes to one hour.
What is electrolysis and how does it work? Here's the break-down: An electric current is applied with a very fine needle-shaped electrode into each hair follicle and down the papilla (the part that nourishes the hair). The electric current then destroys the papilla, ending further hair growth. In other words, during electrolysis a tiny probe the size of a hair, is gently inserted into the hair follicle while a very low electrical current destroys the root. The end result- bye bye unwanted hair!
Is electrolysis painful?
In most cases, electrolysis actually does not cause much discomfort. Most clients describe feeling a heated sensation underneath the skin that is entirely bearable. Electrolysis by Marci uses the popular galvanic method, which reduces the discomfort to a mere tingling. The insertion into the follicle itself goes unnoticed, and the current used to perform the actual electrolysis lasts only fractions of a second. For more sensitive areas, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied prior to your treatments.
What areas can be treated?
Commonly treated areas include, but are not limited to: chin, cheeks, neck, upper lip, eyebrows, underarms, legs, back, and bikini line. Electrolysis by Marci will work hard to create a treatment plan that will bring you the most outstanding results. You will be amazed to watch skin previously prone to irritation, ingrown hairs, and breakouts consistently improve throughout your individual course of treatment!
Are there any side effects?
Electrolysis by Marci strives to carefully balance an effective treatment with your skin’s individual reaction. Most clients experience slight redness and puffiness within the treated area, which disappears 1-2 hours after treatment. Under normal conditions, there are no harmful effects from electrology treatment. Most undesirable after effects are caused by the patient; Scratching, picking, or using heavy makeup, and of course general uncleanliness, can cause problems. Caution should be taken with diabetics and patients prone to keloids. To avoid harming the patient,we will not treat areas inside the nose or ears, or wherever there are skin irritations, until the patient has been examined by a physician.
There are three methods of electrology: galvanic, thermolysis and the blend method. Galvanic or true Electrolysis,was the FIRST method used in 1875. Thermolysis, popular since the 1940's, uses heat for cauterization. "The Blend" combines both Galvanic and Thermolysis. Electrolysis by Marci can use all three methods, dependent on each individual client and their skin care needs.
Here's a fun fact- electrolysis has the best track record amongst hair removal techniques. This goes for laser, waxing/tweezing, depilatory creams, threading, etc. It has the best overall results, versus any other method, in ridding hair for long periods of time- or even permanently. Many different hair and skin types can benefit from electrolysis because it does not target hair pigment (color) like laser, but attacks the follicle itself. People that aren't good candidates for laser can still get electrolysis. Electrolysis is the optimal solution when hair growth is in an area of the body where it may not be desired such as on a woman's upper lip, chin, or bikini line.