WHAT IS HAIR?
Hair is an appendage of the skin. Hair covers the entire body except the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Hair is basically dead cells, made of a strong protein called keratin. As new cells form below the surface of the skin, the visible hair is pushed up and out, as a process known as growth and shedding.
HOW DOES ELECTROLYSIS WORK?
The Electrolysis process begins by the insertion of a small probe, the size of a hair, which is guided by the Electrologist, into the follicle and down to the papilla (bottom portion of the hair follicle or bulb). The papilla contains blood, which is responsible for feeding hair for growth and nerves. The electrologist will send a small amount of electrical current to destroy the papilla, inducing a chemical reaction. The Electrologist will gently remove the released hair with a special tweezer. If there is any resistance in the hair removal process, the probe will be reinserted to deliver more current, until the hair is removed easily. If a hair is in the telogen phase, and removed, you may feel a "pulling" like sensation. This is due to a hard, dry substance at the root called keratin, exiting through a smaller hair opening. It is NOT related or due to improper plucking and will not delay the process of Electrolysis.
TREATMENT AND CAUSE OF INCREASED HAIR GROWTH
A series of Electrolysis treatments, to permanently remove unwanted hair, are dependent upon the
amount of hair to be removed, the hair growth cycle, the coarseness of the hair and the clients tolerance for the procedure.
Possible Causes Of Increased Hair Production:
Adrenal Gland Overactivity
Stress / Tension
Peri-Menopause / Menopause
Birth Control Pills
Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS)
Cysts / Tumors of ovary
Increase prolactin hormone
Idiopathic Hirsutism sometimes present without any underlying cause.
Medication and Hair Growth
Some known medications may increase unwanted hair growth on your body. The chance of drug-induced hair growth depends on the type of medication you are taking, the dose of the medicine and the length of time you have been on the medication. It is always advisable to speak with a Physician or Pharmacist, related to the possible side effects of the medicines you have been prescribed. Ask if the medication you are taking will cause increase hair growth on your body.
Possible Drug Classifications that may cause unwanted hair growth are:
Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is a pimple like bump area, due to a curly hair that grows under the skin and does not penetrate the skin surface. This is also called ingrown hair. PFB may be caused from shaving, waxing or plucking of a hair. PFB may display a dark spot under the skin surface. If you have gray hair, the raised bump may be white.
Electrolysis and Pregnancy
Scientific documentation related to Electrolysis treatment and Pregnancy is lacking. If you choose Electrolysis, inform the Electrologist that you are pregnant.
Electrolysis Current choices are extremely important to a pregnant woman and her fetus (baby). The Electrologist should avoid using Galvanic or Blend currents, as amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus and is a known conductor of electricity. Thermolysis current is considered safe and not harmful to the pregnant woman and her fetus.
Electrolysis on the breast should be avoided in the last trimester, if you are planning to breastfeed. The breast and abdomen become more sensitive, related to the increase of hormones, in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Increased hair growth may cease, once the baby has been born.
Kristine Mandros C.T. requires written permission from a Gynecologist or Medical Practitioner (Physician), authorizing Electrolysis treatment during pregnancy, to safeguard the client and fetus.
Galvanic - Direct current induces a chemical reaction
in the follicle, producing a caustic substance called lye (sodium hydroxide), which destroys the hair. Galvanic is a slower process.
Thermolysis - uses a high frequency alternating current, which destroys the hair with heat. Thermolysis is effective in treating coarse, curved or distorted hair follicles.
**We Use The Blend method**
Blend - Is a combination of Galvanic and Thermolysis which are used together. Galvanic helps produce the
lye ( sodium hydroxide) and the Thermolysis sends the heat, thus creating a heated chemical reaction and an effective way to destroy the bulb. Blend can treat all types of hair.
Say "good-bye" to unwanted hair
Is your excess hair holding you back from the things you enjoy? Are you tired of constant plucking, waxing, and shaving only to see the hair grow back in a few weeks? We're happy to provide quality electrolysis services for both men and women.
With electrolysis, you can be hair-free in the areas of your choice and the best part is that it won't grow back. Personal filaments are used each time to ensure your peace of mind. To learn how electrology works, feel free to browse our website.
Hair removed in a mole and other health concerns such as Diabetes or a Pacemaker may require written approval from your physician. A member of the PA Society of Electrolysis and the American Electrolysis Association.
Some common areas treated are:
Upper and Lower lip Shoulder
Jaw line Toes