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removal that is FDA approved.
Call 206.282.4343 for a complimentary consultation
to discuss procedure and have all of your questions answered.
Excess hair (Hirsutism) is a frustrating problem, causing
emotional stress, a low self image, and other forms of psychological
distress. To make matters worse, unfortunately, society today
glorifies the outer appearance to such a degree that anything
short of parity with the media’s projected image of beauty
is considered undesirable. Electrology can facilitate the restoration
of the innate confidence and beauty you possess.
For the last 100 years the medical community has recognized
the three methods of electrolysis as the only process for permanent
hair removal: Thermolysis, Galvanic, and the Blend method (a
combination of both electrical currents).
Modern electrology began in 1875 through the efforts of ophthalmologist,
Dr. Charles E. Michel. He accidentally discovered electrolysis
while removing an ingrown eyelash from on of his patients.
Through his initial efforts and continued research, permanent
hair removal through electrolysis is a reliable and safe method
for halting hirsutism.
Why Do We Have Excessive Hair?
According to current medical science, excessive hair growth
is primarily caused by three factors:
• Normal systemic changes
• Glandular disturbances
Normal systemic changes can be caused by puberty, menopause,
Puberty stimulates change in both the body and hair growth
patterns. Common pattern changes include an increase in hair
follicle activity and an overall darkening and/or thickening
of the hair shaft.
The diminished hormonal levels in a woman’s body following
menopause and/or a hysterectomy can promote new hair growth
on the face and body.
Glandular disturbances originate in the endocrine system which
is responsible for our physical development. Certain specific
medications, such as male hormones, birth control pills, and,
additionally, even pregnancy can disrupt the delicate endocrine
balance and produce unwanted hair.
Hereditary hirsutism is common in all nationalities, some
more than others. Electrolysis can permanently solve this problem
regardless of the nationality or amount of hair.
Normal Hair Growth Cycle
All hair, regardless of the area of the body, has a different
growth cycle. Eyelashes and eyebrows, for instance, grow for
about four months and then are shed. The life span of a human
scalp hair is from two to four years. After the hair is sloughed,
the follicle becomes dormant for a period varying from a few
weeks to several months, and then begins once again to produce
hair. Since only visible hair can be treated, the initial treatment
period for any given area is four months.
Much of the perceived “regrowth” that occurs during
treatment is really hair emerging from dormancy. Once this
hair becomes visible, it can be treated for the first time.
Occasionally, repeated treatments are necessary to achieve
permanency, however, hair that does return is thinner and less
resilient. Once the dermal papilla is completely eliminated,
new hair growth from the follicle is absolutely impossible.
All other methods of hair removal are not permanent. Tweezing
and waxing will remove the hair shaft from the follicle, but
will not destroy the life source of the hair, thus return growth
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Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can electrolysis damage the skin?
Under normal circumstances, skin damage is unlikely. However,
some slight skin reaction can be expected during the course
of treatment. Do not worry if you experience such manifestations.
If the skin reaction persists for an unusual length of time
(the period of time differs for each individual client) consult
your electrologist for an analysis.
2. Is electrolysis painful?
Electrolysis does cause some discomfort which is relative
to the client’s tolerance and area of operation.
When a client experiences discomfort adjustments can be made
to create a more tolerable treatment.
3. What areas should not have hair removed by an electrologist?
A physician’s approval is necessary before an electrologist
can remove hair from a mole or birthmark.
Hair located in the nasal passages and the inner ear should
never, by any means, be removed by electrolysis!
4. Is electrolysis dangerous in any way?
The amount of electrical current used is infinitesimally small
and poses no hazard. Electrolysis is mechanically safe and
controlled at every stage of its application.
5. How many treatments?
An electrologist cannot specify how many treatments will be necessary for permanency
since every client is unique. There are several factors which contribute to
the length of the treatments: the type and extent of hair growth; client tolerance;
skin type; and frequency of treatments. The electrologist should be able to
answer this question more clearly after a review of your case history.
6. Does the frequency of treatments have bearing on success?
The more frequent the treatment, the better the results! Regrowth
is most vulnerable when it first reappears. If the hair is
not immediately treated, the hair will rebuild its strength
and negate the effectiveness of the initial treatment. Therefore,
it is very important for a client to participate in a planned
program of electrolysis.
7. Is work noticeable after treatment?
Immediately following a treatment there is normally a nominal
amount of redness and swelling. It disappears after a short
time. An electrologist will give you instructions for appropriate
aftercare which should allow you to continue with your usual
8. Is the cost prohibitive?
The overall benefits received from permanency outweigh the
cost. Regained self-assurance and individual confidence along
with other psychological benefits can mean a new life for you.
Continuous use of temporary methods over a period of many years
will cost you more in dollars, time, and embarrassment. Permanency
means forever and something which lasts forever means an investment.
What better investment in one’s self than a lifetime
of freedom from unwanted hair?
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1. All treatments are scheduled by appointment only.
2. Except in an emergency, all cancellations should be made
at least 24 hours in advance.
3. Failure to keep or cancel an appointment will result in
billing as usual.
4. Payments are made by major credit card, personal check,
or cash upon completion of treatment.
5. Promptness is requested. We try to begin and end appointments
Please be on time or even early to avoid losing treatment time.
6. All consultations and treatment sessions are held in the
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