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Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Hair Removal

How is Pulsed Light different from a laser?
Pulsed light systems and lasers are very similar. The Pulsed Light System uses a newer technology that allows it to remove hair up to 10 times faster than lasers.
Pulsed-light systems work by emitting pulses of intense lamplight into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the follicular cells responsible for growing new hair.

Does it hurt?
Most people perceive the light as a gentle “snapping” sensation. Most people experience some mild redness and tenderness in the treated area shortly after.

What are the treatment sessions like?
Quick and easy! After your initial preparation, your treatment provider will move a wand-like hand-piece over your skin. The hand piece emits the light that disables the hair follicles. We will wipe away any loose hair from your skin, and you’re ready to go.

Can I see before and after examples?
Click here for before and after treatment results photos.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Call us for a FREE consultation or use our easy confidential online form and you will get your results back in an email within 24 hours.

How many treatments?
Every individual will need at least 5-8 laser treatments, but some might need more in order to maximize results. Skin tone, hair coloring and coarseness of hair are all contributing factors to how many treatments will be needed.

How long does the procedure take?
Smaller areas- such as the underarms, upper lip, or bikini line- can be treated in about five minutes. A woman’s legs or a man’s back can be treated in only about 30-45 minutes!

What areas can be treated?
All areas except directly around the eyes can be treated including:

Beard with Throat
Breast (Areola)
Full Legs w/Bikini Line
Full Arms or Half
Lower Back
Lower Leg
Nostrils (outer)


What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the process of permanent hair removal. It eliminates the source of nourishment to the hair making its growth impossible. In brief, the procedure involves the insertion of a fine probe conductor (disposable needle) into the hair follicle (natural skin opening), brief application of heat (current), and the epilation (removal) of the treated hair.

With repeated treatments, the hair papilla becomes dehydrated, no longer enabling it to nourish the hair, therefore preventing any hair from growing. By confining the application of current to the papilla, the electrologist provides effective treatment while preserving the surface tissue.

Any person who is a diabetic, wears a pacemaker, or has a blood coagulation disorder needs to supply the electrologist with a note from his/her physician prior to treatment.

Unwanted Hair – The Causes
Unwanted hair can be caused by a number of factors ranging from normal physiological changes, heredity, medicines, diseases and even simple stress. Patients should be aware of the causes of their unwanted hair problem, and the only way to be certain of the nature of your particular case is too seek out the advice of a true health care professional.  All well – trained electrologists are taught to recognize the above – mentioned symptoms, some of which may necessitate referral to a physician, others of which can be alleviated by an electrologist.

Why Electrolysis?
There are many reasons why you may want to consider electrology. You will see the improvement of your skin with each electrolysis treatment.  Conventional methods of hair removal (tweezing, waxing, shaving, depilitators) can cause hair to become ingrown, skin calloused, infected, and irritated. Since these common hair removal techniques do not permanently eliminate the hair, and only add to existing skin problems; electrolysis also makes your skin feel and look smoother. Electrolysis is the only logical solution.

Is electrolysis effective on both genders?
Psychologically, permanent hair removal can be beneficial to both men and women. The psychological effects on women who feel the embarrassment and unfeminine experience of shaving their faces can be resolved by the use of electrolysis. In other cases some women feel self-conscious when their facial hair can be noticed by others. Electrolysis is also beneficial for men. Some men are embarrassed to take off their shirts because of the hair on their back. Other men like to have their neck treated because buttoned shirts and ties tend to irritate their neck and cause ingrown hairs. In all these cases as your hair problem diminishes, you will become more confident and feel better about yourself overall.

Is the treatment painful?
Certain areas of the body are more sensitive to treatment than others
therefore the sensations may vary. Generally speaking, most people find they can tolerate the treatment easily. However many women find they are much more sensitive during the week before their menstrual cycle. It is important to keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

How long does it take to achieve permanent results?
A routine maintenance program of scheduled treatments over a period of time is necessary to achieve permanent results, this will vary with each individual relation to the area being treated. Hormonal changes, medications ingested, prior use of temporary methods (such as tweezing and waxing) will also affect the length of total treatment time necessary.

Is Electrolysis safe?
Electrolysis has a 130 year history of safety and effectiveness. There has never been one case of significant disease being caused or transmitted because of electrolysis.

On the importance of proper sterilization
As health care professionals, electrologists remain committed to assuring the health and safety of their patients. We electrologists maintain the highest possible standards for the sterilization of all surfaces and instruments used in our practice as mandated by the Center of Disease Control.

The use of pre-sterilized disposable electrolysis needles remains the only foolproof way to deliver safe sterile treatments. We use only pre-sterilized disposable needles to assure your safety.

Autoclaves and dry heat sterilization remain the only sterilization devices safe enough to be recommended for use by all health care professionals, including electrologists.

To assure safety in infection control, this office practices the highest standards of sterilization with the use of gloves and masks for the patient’s protection.

How will it affect my skin in general?
The skin’s condition after a series of treatments improves dramatically as you may know hair can be a contributing factor to increased acne.  Stimulation of hair growth may cause stimulation of sebaceous glands (oil glands) which are connected tot he hair follicles.  Stimulation of these glands can cause excessive oil production, thereby causing acne.  The reverse may also be true.  The increased activity of these oil glands due to hormonal or environmental changes may also provoke the growth of hair.  As a client you would no longer be able to tamper with your hair ( a requirement for successful treatments) and the application of current actually heals and promotes healthy skin.  Not only will you be happy with your improved skin condition, but also with the fact your hair problem will diminish.  Repeated treatments are necessary to ensure that each hair follicle is treated.  Treatments become less frequent and eventually hair growth will no longer be a problem.

If you choose electrolysis or laser hair removal as a solution to your hair problem, it will change your life in a positive way.  Your investment will pay for itself in confidence, an improved appearance and self-satisfaction.

I still have more questions, what do I do?
If you have any further questions please contact us.

How much does it cost?
Compared to a lifetime of waxing and shaving, laser hair removal is very affordable. The cost of treatment varies, depending upon the size of the area you wish to have treated. At the time of your free consultation, we will be happy to give you an estimate as to the cost of the procedure. Package discounts are available.
*Note: Laser hair removal is considered cosmetic in the vast majority of cases and is not covered by insurance.

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