HairHair is an adornment to our face and body, yet excessive hair growth can be embarrassing and unattractive. If you desire permanent removal of unwanted hair electrolysis is your only option.
AffectorsHormones, stress, medications, heredity, and diet all affect hair growth and loss. Thus, the length of treatment to permanently remove hair, varies for each person and also depends on the size of the area to be removed.
Temporary or Non-Permanent RemovalMethods such as tweezing and waxing only make unwanted hair worse by attracting additional blood to follicle growth cells. other methods such as depilatories and laser are temporary as well. do not mistake the term permanent hair reduction for permanent hair removal. you will see advertisements for laser that claim the former. electrolysis is the only FDA approved method for permanent hair removal. the FDA does not allow laser specialists to claim permanent hair removal because over time hair regrows following treatments.
Hair Growth and RegrowthSome hair reappears in seemingly the same place but is usually growing in a new follicle. Each square inch of skin contains several hundred hair follicles, some of which are actively growing hairs and others that are lying dormant. Hair normally grows for its usual cycle and then naturally sheds and replaces itself. The electrologist can only treat the hairs they can see. When dormant follicles become active over time future treatments are required. The length of time required to completely treat an area depends on the severity of the problem, the causes, the type of hair, sensitivity of the skin, and the sensitivity of the patient. Once an area is successfully treated it may require short follow up treatments at infrequent intervals in the future.
GalvanicDirect current (dc), is used to achieve chemical destruction of the hair follicle. One or more sterile needles/probes are used. It works by causing salt and water in the skin around the probe to be chemically altered to produce a small amount of sodium hydroxide, or lye. Lye is the active ingredient in some crystal drain openers. If enough is produced, it can damage the cells that cause hair growth.
ThermolysisAlternating current (ac), sometimes referred to as high frequency or shortwave, is used to create heat which destroys the hair follicle. One sterile needle/probe is used. It works by causing water molecules in the skin around the probe to vibrate, which creates heat. If enough heat is produced, it can damage the cells that cause hair growth.
BlendBoth of the above currents are used simultaneously or sequentially to achieve dual action destruction of the hair follicle. Most often, a single sterile needle/probe is used for this procedure. Blend is based on the theory that lye is more caustic when heated.
ElectrolysisElectrolysis is the process of removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root. Cheryl is highly skilled in all three electrolysis modalities (galvanic, thermolysis, blend) and utilizes each according to the client's treatment needs and/or requests.
Permanent MakeupPermanent cosmetic makeup is a state of the art form of cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as "micropigmentation", "micropigment implantation" or "dermagraphics". The cosmetic implantation technique deposits tiny individual implants of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin.