Frequently Asked Questions

About Permanent Hair Removal

This FAQ is based on common questions asked of electrology practitioners. The information below is not intended to provide a diagnosis or define a treatment. Please consult your electrologist before selecting a course of treatment.

What is electrolysis?
Why should I choose electrolysis over other hair removal methods?
Why should I choose electrolysis over other temporary methods like laser and waxing?
Do electrologists follow appropriate infection control procedures?
How many treatments are required?
How much will treatments cost?
Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?
What is the normal growth cycle of a hair?
What does electrolysis feel like?
Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?
Can unwanted hair be removed from anywhere on the body?
Can women begin or have electrolysis treatments during pregnancy?
Can hairs be removed from moles?
My grandmother used to get electrolysis treatments. Has the technology changed much?
How does electrolysis work these days?
I heard electrolysis was painful. Is that true?

The information above is provided courtesy of American Electrology Association.

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