Frequently Asked Questions...

Why do I have coarse "male" hair on my face? Hair is regulated by genetics and circulating hormones in the blood stream. First of all, every woman is covered with hair. Our ideal is to have body hair that is fine and colorless - this is called vellus hair. Unfortunately, most of us at some time in our lives, experience a change in the balance of female / male hormones that turn vellus hair into terminal hair - coarse, darker, longer hair that looks and feels "male". It has to go! Females in certain ethnic groups tend to have long, dark hair everywhere on their body. Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause are the major events that cause hormone fluctuations that result in terminal hair. Other factors that affect hormones associated with hair growth are disorders of the endocrine system (polycystic ovary syndrome, for example), medication side effects, and stress.

Does electrolysis hurt? With state-of-the-art equipment, electrolysis treatments are considered to be well-tolerated. The current that is applied to the hair follicle is quite small and produces a feeling of heat. Certain body parts have more sensory nerves than others. A well-trained Electrologist will know how to minimize discomfort. Many clients say that their electrolysis is relaxing and that they practically fall asleep! If you can stand tweezing, you can certainly stand electrolysis.

Is electrolysis really permanent? Yes. When the stem cells in the hair follicle are destroyed, that follicle will never be able to produce another hair.

How long does it take? It is very important to know the life cycle of hair on the human body. Believe it or not, humans have more hair follicles than many other mammals. Hair is a very important part of our body's defense system. Our skin has thousands and thousands of hair follicles and they do not produce hair simultaneously. Hair follicles cycle through three different stages: the active stage, the start-to-shed stage and the has-shed stage. Electrolysis destroys the most stem cells when treated in the active stage. So we must simply treat hairs as they emerge and while they're in the active stage. This is a process dictated solely by the physiology of hair growth.

How much does it cost? Treatments are scheduled in increments of 15 minutes. The time for each treatment depends on the amount of unwanted hair present. Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of the hair, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone dysfunction, certain medications, and stress, influence the treatment program for each individual. It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results.

Additional questions can be addressed at your FREE CONSULTATION where Judy can analyze your situation.

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