frequently asked questions
Q: 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 schedule.
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.
Q: 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 to treatment.
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 types.
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.
Q: Are Electrologists required to follow appropriate Infection Control?
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 Electrology Association.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: Can women begin or have Electrolysis treatments during pregnancy?
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 uniquely you!
Q: 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 CPE status.
Membership in the American Electrology Association indicates the Electrologist is keeping current with their field.