Q: How old is the process of electrolysis? A: True electrolysis dates back to 1875. D. J. Maher in Providence, Rhode Island founded one of America's first electrolysis practices in 1880.
Q: How does electrolysis remove hair? A: A complete description is lengthy and highly technical, but basically, the electrologist directs a tiny, split-second impulse down to the hair root, destroying it so that it can never produce another hair.
Q: What parts of the body can benefit from electrolysis? A: Every part of the body except inside the nose and the ears. In fact, electrolysis is so cost-effective a procedure that relatively large areas of the body, such as areas of the back, arm and legs, may be treated within limits of time and budget.
Q: Are needles used in electrolysis? A: A very special type of needle, called a probe, developed specifically for electrolysis is used.
Q: Is electrolysis painful? A: There's almost no feeling at all - at most, a slight tingling sensation. You can hardly tell the probe tip is being inserted. The tiny current destroys the hair root.
Q: Is electrolysis really permanent? A: Yes. Foremost medical authorities agree that electrolysis is the only positive and permanent way to remove hair. By all means, ask your doctor about it.
Q: What cause the growth of extra hair? A: Usually it can be traced to heredity or glandular distrubance. Some types of illnesses, operations and medication may also be factors.
Q: Can't I just use depilatories to get rid of hair? A: Yes, but this is only a temporary method. As with razors and tweezers, hair grows back within a few days. So you're not helping yourself a bit. Depilatories also have an unpleasant odor, take time to use, and are a continuous expense.
Q: What if hair seems to return while I'm being treated? A: Your own previous attempts to remove hair will be the reason for this, as hair usually takes one to fourteen weeks to regrow. In other words, the growth will be hair that had not yet appeared when you started treatment. But electrolysis will remove it. Permanently.
Q: What can I do about heavy growth of hair between treatments? A: You can safely cut hairs in or near the area being treated. But leave enough hair for your electrologist to treat and remove. Do not tweeze, bleach or use depilatories. Q: Can I have all my hairs removed at the same time? A: That depends on individual growth. If they are heavy, your electrologist will probably recommend a series of treatments. But they are over so quickly, you can even have them on your lunch hour.
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