|1.What is Electrology?
Electrology is the specialty of permanent hair removal utilizing only solid needle-type devices.
is an allied health profession.
A fine sterile needle/probe is inserted into the hair follicle,
and a small amount of elecrical energy is discharged which destroys the hair growth tissure.
When this is competently and accurately accomplished, the regenerative cells of the hair follicle are permanently eliminated.
2. Is Electrology Uncomfortable?
It is impossible to destroy hair growth tissue without sensation,
because each hair follicle is surrounded by its own network of nerve endings.
The sensation which may be felt is assurance that destructive activity is taking place.
Even though some parts of the body are more sensitive than others, adjustments can be made which may help to make the treatment more
comfortable. Numbing creams, Emla, can be applied before treatment
3. How Many Treatments are Required?
The number of treatments necessary varies with each patient/client.
Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented,
previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, normal physiologic changes, certain medications
and stress influence the treatment program for each individual.
It is very important to adhere to the recommended treatment schedule to achieve optimum results in the shortest time frame.
Some improvement should be observed within 6 -8 weeks after initiating treatment,
provided the patient adheres to the recommended treatment schedule.
4. Are all Hairs Eliminated in One Treatment or is Regrowth to be Expected.?
Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment;
thus, breaking down the hair germ cells may require additional treatments.
During the course of treatment and due to the cyclic nature of hair growth,
new hairs as well as hairs emerging from a dormant phase
will also be treated and may be visible the same time as finer regrowth hairs.
5. What is the Normal Growth Cycle of a Hair?
All hairs have differing cycles of growth activity and are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time.
Hair normally grows for its usual cycle and then naturally sheds and replaces itself.
Following active growing periods, hair follicles go into a dormant phase.
The period of dormancy may last for an indefinite period of time,however, replacement hairs usually appear with 3 to 12 months.
The appearance of these coarse replacement hairs from dormant hair follicles should not occur in previously treated follicles.
6. Can Unwanted Hair be Removed from Anywhere on the Body?
Unwanted hair can be safely removed from most body areas.
The most common areas include the hairline, bridge of nose, eyebrows, upper and lower lip, cheeks,
sideburns, chin, neck, shoulders, arms, underarms, breasts, abdomen, bikini line, legs, back and chest.
7.What are the Three Methods used in the Practice of Electrology?
Electrolysis-- Direct current (DC), is used to achieve chemical destruction of the hair follicle.
One or more sterile needles/probes are used.
Thermolysis-- Alternating current (AC) is used to create heat which destroys the hair follicle.
One sterile needleprobe is used. (most widely used method today).
The Blend-- Both of the above currents are used simultaneously or sequentially to achieve dual action destruction of the hair follicle. One sterile needle/probe is
8.Is Electrology the Only Method of Permanent Hair Removal?
Electrology is the only dependable method of permanent hair removal.
Temporary methods such as shaving, tweezing, depilatories, waxing and stringing require
frequent time consuming maintenance.
Skin irritations, ingrown hairs, discoloration may result.
9. Do Electrologists Follow Appropriate Sterilization Methods and Precautions?
Standards have been implanted by the AEA, American Electrolysis Association,
which includes sterilization of all electrology instruments.
A pre-sterilized, insulated disposable probe as well as a fresh pair of disposable gloves is used for
every client. These standards insure clean and comfort for everyone.
.10. Does Electrology Damage the Skin?
Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears
within a few hours. Occasionally, small whitehead or minuscule scabs may occur.
It is imprtant to remember that scabs are a part of the normal healing process and will not cause any permanent damage
if they are not picked off. Your electrologist will discuss specific post-treatment care to promote proper healing.
11. Can Women Begin or Continue Electrology Treatments during Pregnancy?
Although electrology has never been proven harmful to pregnant women,
it is suggested the advice of your physician be sought before treatment.
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