Whether prompted by health concerns or the simple, understandable desire to look better, the removal of unwanted hair happens every day, on men and women, in every country on earth.
This universal demand for permanent hair removal has inspired the research and development of numerous “perfect” methods. Yet as we near the turn of the century, only one has proven to be permanent while e at the same time offering the multiple rewards of treatment that is safe, relatively painless and cost-effective.
We call that method ELECTROLYSIS.
Unwanted Hair – The Causes
Unwanted hair can be caused by a number of factors ranging from normal physiological changes, heredity, the application of various medicines, diseases and even simple stress.
Patients should be aware of the root causes of the unwanted hair problem, and the only way to be certain of the nature of your particular case is to see out the advice of a true health care professional.
All well-trained Electrologists are taught to recognize the above mentioned symptoms, some of which may necessitate referral to a physician, others of which can be alleviated by an Electrologist.
Unwanted Hair – The Solution
Whether you have problems with unwanted hair on the lips, chin and cheeks, unwanted hair on your arms and underarms, unwanted hair on your breasts, abdomen and back, ELECTROLYSIS REMAINS THE ONLY SAFE, PERMANENT WAY TO REMOVE THAT UNWANTED HAIR.
Electrolysis can give you clear, hair-free skin in all these areas as well as more attractive hairline and neckline.
Today we live in an enlightened age. The taboos of the past have given way to the discoveries of science; Modern electrolysis is nothing less than the sum total of 100 years of study, experimentation and RESULTS. It is the ideal alternative for modern men and women to whom unwanted hair is a real problem that can and must be solved.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
How old is the process of Electrolysis?
Electrolysis dates back to 1875. One of the America’s first electrolysis practices was founded by D.J. Mahler in Providence, Rhode Island in 1880.
How does electrolysis remove hair?
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.
What parts of the body can benefit from Electrolysis?
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, arms and legs, may be treated within limits of time and budget.
Are needles used in Electrolysis?
A very special type of needle, developed specifically for the Electrolysis is used.
Is Electrolysis painful?
The split-second sensation is less than tweezing or waxing. You can hardly tell the probe tip is being inserted. The tiny current destroys the hair root.
Is Electrolysis really permanent?
Yes. Foremost medical authorities agree that electrolysis, is the only positive and permanent way to remove hair. By all means ask your own doctor about it.
What causes the growth of extra hair?
Usually it can be traced to heredity or glandular disturbance. Some types of illness, operations and medication may also be factors.
Can’t I just use depilatories to get rid of hair?
Yes, but this 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.
What if hair seems to return while I’m being treated?
Your own previous attempt to remove hair will be the reason for this, as hair usually takes one to fourteen weeks to re-grow. In other words, the growth will be hair that had not yet appeared when you started treatment. But Electrolysis will remove it permanently.
What can I do about heavy growth of hair between treatments?
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 or use depilatories or bleach.
Can I have my hairs removed all at one time?
That depends on individual growths. 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 hours.
How about healing?
Healing after Electrolysis is generally rapid, with no signs of the treatment remaining on your skin. Occasionally, you may have temporary redness, but it will quickly disappear with your own after-treatment instructions, as directed by your Electrologist.
What is the right age for Electrolysis?
Any age is right. Of course we recommend that in the cases of pre-teens and individuals over 65, a physician should be consulted before treatment begins.
Is Electrolysis Expensive?
As compared with many other beauty treatments, the cost is moderate. It’s a small price to pay for a lifetime of freedom from unsightly, unwanted hair.
Is Electrolysis sought by, and effective, on both genders?
Electrolysis treatments are equally effective on men and women. For as long as Electrolysis records have been kept (going back to the late 1800’s and the files of Daniel J. Mahler), men, as well as, women have sought out the services of professional Electrologists.
Are Electologists given special training to deal with men?
Very little “special” training is necessary. Hairs grow in the same manner regardless of gender. Any man considering Electrolysis should feel secure in the knowledge that he will be treated with the same skills and sensitivity offered to women.
Recently I have read about “alternative” hair removal machines and methods. Are the safe? Are they effective?
Electrolysis is the ONLY PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL METHOD available today. Beware the clever (and sometimes not so clever!) claims of would-be competitors. In 1988, manufacturers of the electric tweezers, an unscientific and temporary method, were forbidden by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from claiming that their machine could affect permanent hair removal. Such a statement was deemed to “false and misleading” by the U.S. Government.
And more recently… the FDA HAS RESTRICTED LASER MANUFACTURERS OF MAKING ANY CLAIMS OF PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL. LASERS ARE FOR PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION, NOT REMOVAL. THE LASER MACHINE CANNOT REMOVE EACH HAIR FOLLICLE, THEREFORE, CANNOT REMOVE ALL HAIR.
How about those inexpensive home use machines sold in major department stores and through the mail and internet?
Quite simply, they afford temporary, usually painful, costly and ultimately ineffective hair removal. There is no comparison to electrolysis as performed by a highly trained Electrologist.