Electrolysis

Is unwanted hair causing you aggravation or embarrassment?

Electrolysis may be the solution for you!

Kelley Bunker-Taylor works with people in transition

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent removal of unwanted hair.

Practitioners of electrolysis have been removing unwanted hair permanently since 1876. Regardless of the cause – heredity, metabolic, or hormonal conditions – electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal a glowing, confident you!

Electrolysis requires a series of treatments to be effective in permanently removing hair. Each hair has a different growth cycle and in order to treat each hair while in the growing stage multiple treatments will be necessary. Once all hairs have been sufficiently treated, they will not grow back.

What is the science behind electrolysis?

A small electric current is transmitted by inserting a fine sterile probe directly into the natural openingof the hair follicle. The repeated application of electrical current within the follicle destroys thestructures responsible for hair growth. The treated hair is then removed with tweezers.

How much does it cost?

Electrolysis is an investment and requires commitment! Every person is different and responds adifferent rate. Thicker or courser hairs may need treatments every week for months and possibly yearsin order to permanently destroy them. As the hair becomes finer and lighter in color, treatments will bescheduled further apart. Given the variables such as location, amount, density, coarseness of the hair,and level of commitment, it is difficult to give an exact time line of how long you will need treatment.

Is all electrolysis the same?

There are three types, or modalities of electrolysis used today, galvanic (current produces a chemicalreaction), thermolysis (short-wave which produces heat) and a modality that blends the two. They all result in effective permanent hair removal.

Does it hurt?

The process is not pain free but with the newer technology, is more comfortable than before. For those sensitive areas such as the lip, a topical numbing agent can be applied for those not allergic.

Can electrolysis be done on both men and women?

YES! Men and women who desire to be rid of unwanted hair are welcome! Any area of the body can be treated, and as well, I work with people in transition.

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. Rarely, small pimples may form after treatment. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment care and instructions that will help minimize potential side effects.

How should I deal with hair growth between appointments?

Trimming with a small pair of grooming scissors is the best option. Tweezers are not advised becausewhen used over time the hair follicle may curve, resulting is a more lengthy process for you.

My grandmother used to get electrolysis treatments. Has the technology changed much?

Permanent hair removal using electrolysis has come a long way since its beginnings in 1876. Today’s computer technology enables the electrologist to work with more speed and comfort. Epilators are much quicker, giving us the ability to adjust electrical current timing of thousandths of a second.