Electrolysis is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Association for safety and permanency. Since its discovery in 1875, major advances have been made and the process of electrolysis has been perfected. During an electrolysis hair removal treatment each individual hair is treated by the insertion of a tiny sterile probe into the hair follicle, followed by a split second impulse of energy down to the hair root. The hair detaches from the follicle and is lifted out by the electrologist. This procedure is repeated until the desired area is free of hair.
Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal system for those with red, blond, gray or white hair at this time. Those with brown or black hair have the option of laser hair removal or electrolysis
The staff at Advanced Laser & Skin Center are Registered Nurses, Registered Electrologists and laser technicians who are trained to take a thorough history during consultation, discussing all relevant facts and conditions with the client. Often we will discuss electrolysis versus laser hair removal if the client is interested in learning the difference.
We have three very experienced Registered Electrologists, each with 10+ years of experience. Evening and Saturday hours making us number one for Electrolysis in the Woburn area and Boston.
Electrolysis Questions & Answers
What causes hair growth?
The number one cause of excessive hair growth is heredity and ethnic background. Superfluous or excessive hair growth is often a result of normal biological changes that women undergo throughout life, such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause and post menopause. These are the main life changes that can effect hormone fluctuations in the body. Any one of these changes may cause an increase in hair growth in areas that never had hair before, or cause a small to moderate problem area to worsen. Other causes of hair growth can be associated with certain medications, stress and obesity. More seriously, it the cause can be an abnormality in the endocrine system such as irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian disorders; such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and thyroid abnormalities.
Why do temporary hair removal methods such as waxing and tweezing stimulate hair growth?
Waxing, tweezing and depilatory creams are amongst the top culprits for stimulating hair growth. When a hair root is pulled at or tugged at to remove it, a blood supply rushes to the area nourishing the hair follicle. When this process is done regularly the result is growth of very coarse deep rooted hairs. Most clients are surprised to learn that years of waxing and/or tweezing have played a role in making the hair growth worse.