What is Electrolysis & More: FAQs
Naturally, you may be asking “what is electrolysis” or other common questions. You will be pleased to find the compiled list below of frequently asked questions about electrolysis.
All of our clients receive a free consultation where our experts can answer any of your specific questions. We will also develop a customized treatment plan just for you. Below are frequently asked questions about electrolysis.
Ready to schedule a free electrolysis consultation? Have more questions? Just call us today at 703.255.7237 to speak with our experts, or click here to contact us online now.
How Does Electrolysis Work?
Electrolysis works by placing a very fine probe into a hair follicle and delivering a small electric current that destroys the hair root. This electric pulse eliminates the hair follicle’s ability to regenerate, thus stopping any further growth.
As this process must be performed on each individual follicle, larger areas of skin take more time to remove hair. The amount of time you would need for your hair removal goals will be discussed in your consultation.
Does Electrolysis Work on Everyone?
With few exceptions, electrolysis will work on any with any skin or hair type. Unlike laser hair removal, electrolysis works on fine hair, blonde, gray or red hair colors.
In cases where hormones and medicines cause continued hair growth, treatments may be necessary over a longer period of time.
Your initial consultation will identify any potential problems with hormones and develop a treatment plan.
Is Electrolysis Permanent?
Yes. Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal solution approved by the FDA.
Following your treatment plan is absolutely essential to ensuring hair removal is permanent and successful.
Does Electrolysis Hurt?
After hearing how electrolysis works, many patients are understandably concerned about whether or not electrolysis hurts.
Don’t be — our electrolysis centers in Vienna and Alexandria have helped thousands of patients achieve their desired hair removal goals. Most of them report experiencing only a momentary sting, like snapping a rubber band against the skin. Over the counter numbing creams can decrease your sensitivity.
Are There Any Alternatives to Electrolysis?
Yes. Most commonly, laser hair removal is used for patients with dark hair pigment. For many clients, we use a combination of laser and electrolysis to remove light and dark hairs.
What are the Side Effects and Risks of Electrolysis?
Electrolysis has no long-lasting side effects and is deemed safe by the FDA. Some patients report experiencing minor redness, swelling, and sensitivity for just a few hours after a session.
Should I Shave/Wax/Tweeze Before my Session?
Because your electrologist must be able to see individual hairs to properly perform treatment, you must stop tweezing, threading, or waxing for 2 weeks before your first electrolysis treatment.
If you must groom areas to be treated, allow 2 days of growth after clipping or shaving hair.
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If you have any other questions, or would like more of an explanation than included on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact our center for electrolysis located in Vienna, VA. Simply call 703.255.7237 or contact us online.