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Still the only proven permanent process of hair removal that is FDA approved.

Call 206.282.4343 for a complimentary consultation to discuss procedure and have all of your questions answered.

Professional Electrolysis

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
• Heredity
• Glandular disturbances

Normal systemic changes can be caused by puberty, menopause, and hysterectomy.

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 is certain.

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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 activities.

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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Special Notes

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 on schedule.
Please be on time or even early to avoid losing treatment time.

6. All consultations and treatment sessions are held in the strictest confidence.

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Complimentary Initial Consultation & Trial Service
15 minutes $28.00
30 minutes $42.00
45 minutes $56.00
60 minutes $75.00

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