Are Electrolysis treatments painful?
A: A sensation can occur with treatments
that may feel like a slight warming effect, but with
today's advanced technology, your comfort is maximized.
Q: How long does each treatment take?
A: Treatment times can vary from
15 minutes to an hour or more, depending on the area
of the treatment, the amount of hair you wish to remove,
and previous hair removal methods.
Q: How much does Electrolysis cost?
A: Electrolysis is considered a very
cost-effective method of hair removal. The overall
cost depends on each individual's recommended treatment
Q: Can unwanted hair be removed from
anywhere on the body?
A: Electrolysis works on all skin
and hair types, and unwanted hair can be removed from
most body areas.
Can hair be removed from moles?
A: Electrolysis treatments can be
performed in most moles where States allow it. Written
approval from your physician may be required prior
Q: Why should I choose Electrolysis
over other temporary methods like laser and waxing?
A: Unlike other hair removal options,
professionally performed Electrolysis eliminates unwanted
hair, permanently, with incomparable results. Moreover,
it does so for the largest variety of skin and hair
Laser promoters compare laser to Electrolysis although
laser assisted hair removal is considered a temporary
method. It has not been evaluated for long-term safety
of the patient’s skin and health.
Waxing, Threading and Tweezing are alike. However,
ingrown hairs and discoloration may result. Additionally,
they may cause an increase in hair growth activity.
Depilatories and Shaving can cause an irritation to
the skin while the hair re-grows quickly. These methods
can require a lifetime of maintenance. Many can appear
inexpensive but cost more due to long term use and
are found to be inconvenient.
Electrolysis works on most areas of the body to give
you smooth, sleek healthy looking skin. No other solution
claims such universal acceptability and success.
Are Electrologists required to follow appropriate
A: The American Electrology Association
has written Standards for Infection Control following
the most recent recommendations from the Center for
Disease Control (CDC), the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA), and the Association
for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology
(APIC). P.E.S. is a long-standing member of the American
How many treatments are required?
A: The number of treatments required
for each individual can vary based on several factors
such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure
of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair
removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain
medication and stress. Electrolysis is effective on
all skin and hair types. No other hair removal solution
can claim such universal acceptability and success.
It is important to follow the recommended treatment
plan to achieve optimum results.
Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth
to be expected?
A: Excessive hair growth, known as
hirsutism can range from fine, vellus hair to dark,
coarse hair on the face and body. Deep, coarse hairs
cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus,
breaking down the hair growth cells may require additional
treatments. Based on a personal and confidential consultation,
P.E.S. will design a treatment plan that addresses
your specific hair removal needs.
What is the normal growth cycle of a hair?
A: Hairs have differing cycles of
growth, many of which are not visible on the surface
of the skin at the same time. The follicle produces
the hair from the blood supply, and discards it eventually
through shedding. The process of growth, rest and
replacement are known as the hair growth cycle. The
sequence of events is repeated constantly until a
hair ceases to be formed.
Q: Does Electrolysis have any side effects
on the skin?
A: Immediately following treatment,
there may be slight redness, which varies with each
individual. The latest technology has made Electrolysis
more comfortable and effective than ever before. We
will provide you with post treatment instructions
and the personal attention you need. You are assured
of the best care from a skilled hair-removal professional.
Can women begin or have Electrolysis treatments during
A: Unwanted hair can be caused by
hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy. Electrolysis
can be performed on any normal skin. This includes
pregnant women. We suggest that you seek the advice
of your physician before beginning treatment. Electrolysis
can enhance your natural beauty with smooth, hair-free
and healthy-looking skin for a glowing look that’s
Why should I choose P.E.S.?
A: P.E.S. is a long-standing member
of the American Electrology Association. The American
Electrology Association has established specific standards
for the profession including a national board certification
credential, Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE).
This designation indicates that the electrologist
has successfully passed comprehensive national testing.
Once awarded the CPE Credential, the Electrologist
must fulfill continuing education requirements and/or
be re-tested in order to maintain the prestigious
Membership in the American Electrology Association
indicates the Electrologist is keeping current with