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Electrolysis

Electrolysis in Forest Lake MN area

What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal recognized by the American Medical Association. Electrolysis requires a series of treatments given over a period of time. The length of time varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors. The density and coarseness of the hair, as well as, the total area to be treated, are very important. How well you tolerate treatments and the consistency of the treatments affects the overall success. The cause of the unwanted hair and the temporary methods of dealing with the hair in the past are also involved in the treatment time. Many hairs will be permanently removed after the first treatment while some will require additional treatments to achieve permanency. Treatments will be more frequent in the beginning and less frequent later on. The overall results, permanent, hair-free skin, are usually well worth the time spent.

How does Electrolysis work?
An electrolysis treatment involves inserting a sterile fine wire filament, the same size as the hair, into the hair follicle opening down to the dermal papilla. The dermal papilla is the electrolysis target. It is the part of the follicle that feeds the growing hair. While the wire filament is in place, a low-level of heat is applied that will destroy the hair root and loosen the hair in the follicle.
The hair is then removed.

Is Electrolysis painful?
This is variable depending on the client’s tolerance, machine settings, as well as, other factors. During most treatments a definite sensation should be noticed. It has been described as a “slight heat”, “tingling” or “stinging” sensation. The electrolysis technician will work within the comfort tolerance of the client.

What areas of the body can be treated with Electrolysis?
Hair can be removed from almost any part of the body. Some common areas include the hairline, eyebrows, top of nose, cheeks, sideburn area, upper and lower lip, chin, throat, neck, shoulders, back, chest, breasts, abdomen, arms, legs, bikini line, hands, feet, toes and fingers. Electrolysis is very helpful for treating ingrown hairs which frequently cause irritation in the beard area.

Are there any side-effects caused by Electrolysis?
Electrolysis has been performed for over 137 years and has proven to be an extremely safe procedure. Trained electrologists utilize the most up-to-date guidelines for effective methods of sterilization and disinfection. Electrolysis, like many minor procedures, does have a short healing phase. During this time, there may be some redness or swelling and occasionally some pinpoint scabbing. You will be given aftercare instructions to take home.

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