ELECTROLYSIS - PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL
Carrina – Meet your Electrologist
With over 20 years experience in Electrolysis Carrina will carry out a thorough consultation, answer all of your questions and suggest the best treatment plan for you.
‘I completely appreciate that every individual I meet wants results as quickly as possible. The most honest piece of advice I can offer to anyone considering Electrolysis Hair Removal is to embrace the fact that it takes time and consistent appointments to see the results you desire.
Don’t wait any longer, a year from now you’ll wish you started today.’ – Carrina
Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. Regardless of the cause – heredity, metabolic, or hormonal conditions – electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal a glowing, confident you.
Electrolysis is the only method of hair removal approved as permanent by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration in USA).
The British Advertising Standards Authority has given permission to state that electrolysis is ‘permanent hair removal’ in advertising.
Other hair removal methods do not remove hair permanently.
Laser and IPL treatments, which use light, are FDA approved for ‘hair reduction’, not permanent removal and these treatments are ‘discriminatory’ against some hair and skin colour.
Electrolysis is ‘non-discriminatory’ as any hair colour on any skin, on any part of the body can receive an effective treatment.
Hair removal using electrolysis for ‘cosmetic’ reasons has been around since the early 1900’s, having been initially invented within the ophthalmology ﬁeld in the early 1870’s for the permanent removal of in-growing eyelashes.
How does Electrolysis work?
It works by passing a tiny pre-packed sterilised needle into the opening of the hair follicle, then discharging a small amount of high frequency energy into the hair follicle, where it creates friction within the tissues. This generates a mild thermal heat which then destroys the matrix cells that produce the hair at the base of the follicle, through either cauterisation or coagulation, thus destroying or weakening hair growth depending on the stage of the hair cycle.
- 10 minutes £22
- 15 minutes £28
- 20 minutes £34
- 30 minutes £46
- 40 minutes £58
- 50 minutes £70
- 60 minutes £82
Initial consultation is included as standard.
'Tips' and 'Did you Know...?'
Did you know…..
The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That’s why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.
Did you know….
Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.
Schedule your haircut for after your appointment. A haircut leaves tiny “decoy” hairs all over your face!
Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.
Did you know…..
If your electrologist can’t see the hairs, they can’t zap the hairs. Plucking, waxing, threading, or tweezing before your hair removal appointment reduces the number of hairs your electrologist can remove.
Did you know…..
The probe your electrologist uses to remove your unwanted hair is usually about the same size as the hair being removed.
For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.
Did you know….
Electrolysis works for all combinations of hair colour, skin colour, hair type, and skin type.
It’s okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is electrolysis right for me?
You may feel like you are alone in having unwanted hair, but you’re really not. Believe it or not, your hair problems are probably typical. There are many reasons people – both men and women – turn to electrolysis as the best way to remove hair. No matter what the specific problem area, age, gender, hair or skin type, hair colour or skin colour – you have plenty of company and electrolysis can help. Every day, people just like you choose electrolysis as a permanent, safe, and effective solution.
Most people never learn the cause of their excess hair growth and accept the fact that electrology treatments are the solution to this universal problem.
A year from now, you may wish you had started today.
Common Electrolysis Treatment Areas
Electrolysis works on all skin and hair types. It can be applied to most facial and body parts, including eyebrows, chin, upper and lower lip, jaw line and sides of the face, breast, underarms, abdomen, bikini line, feet, legs, and back. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.
Electrolysis For Women
Almost all areas of the body can be subject to unwelcome hair growth. For women, the unwanted hair on commonly visible areas, like the face, usually takes priority.
Hair growth in the chin, upper lip, jaw, and throat areas is usually caused by hormones, whether imbalanced or not. Genetics and medications can also cause excess hair on the face and on body areas such as the chest, breasts and abdomen.
The most commonly treated areas for women are:
Chin – Jawline – Upper lip – Throat – Sides of face – Eyebrows – Chest – Abdomen – Breasts – Bikini lines – Underarms – Hairline – Fingers and toes.
Electrolysis For Men
Many men who feel they have too much hair seek electrolysis treatment. Even without an excess amount of hair, electrolysis is frequently used for eyebrow shaping as well as underarms, groin, arms and legs, lower back and buttocks. Men also receive treatments on their ears, eyebrows, beard-lines, chests, backs and genitals.
The most commonly treated areas for men are:
Back (including shoulders and torso) – Ears – Brows – Cheeks (to clean up beard line) – Neckline – Nape – Groin – Hands.
The best hair removal is permanent hair removal.
What’s the best hair removal treatment for you? The answer depends on whether you’re searching for permanent hair removal or just a temporary solution. Electrolysis is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Does that make electrolysis the best hair removal method? Millions of people think it does.
What is the science behind electrolysis?
A small electric current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe (or needle) directly into the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the dermal papilla, the matrix, and an area called “the bulge”, all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate.
Why do people get electrolysis hair removal?
Maybe it’s just an unwelcome maintenance routine that takes a lot of time, but often, unwanted hair creates self-consciousness serious enough to impair relationships with other people. If unwanted hair gets in the way of your confidence, social life, work, sports, schedules or even self-expression, this is your opportunity to act.
Is all electrolysis the same?
There are three types, or modalities, of electrolysis used today – galvanic (current produces a chemical reaction), thermolysis (short-wave which produces heat) and a modality that blends the two. They all result in effective permanent hair removal.
What are modalities?
Medical electrolysis devices can destroy the hair growth cells with chemical energy, heat energy, or both. The method chosen by the electrologist is the modality. All are effective. There are three modalities in current use:
Galvanic electrolysis is a chemical process. The current produces a chemical reaction in the hair follicle eliminating the hair growth cells.
Thermolysis (also called short-wave) produces heat. This modality heats and destroys the hair growth cells in the follicle. A higher intensity current can be applied for less time in the follicle, or current can be used at lower intensity with longer timing.
The Blend method combines galvanic current with thermolysis current. Thermolysis heats up the chemical reaction in the follicle destroying hair growth cells.
Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?
Immediately following treatment, there may be a temporary redness or tenderness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and any personal attention you may need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional.
What medications cause hair growth?
Many medications can cause hair growth or hair loss. Talk with your pharmacist about each medication you are on and also about how your medications interact.
My grandmother used to get electrolysis treatments. Has the technology changed much?
Permanent hair removal using electrolysis has come a long way since its beginnings in 1875. Today’s computer technology enables the electrologist to work with more speed and comfort. Epilators are much quicker, utilizing current timings of thousandths of a second over the longer current applications of the past, plus, intensity settings can now be modulated to varying proportions. The instruments and equipment used in a contemporary electrologist’s office are just part of the changes that have occurred in the electrolysis industry.
What does electrolysis feel like?
You’ll probably feel a momentary heat sensation or pinch. Discomfort is minimal for most people, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Keep in mind that some areas of the body are much less sensitive than others. Many people read, listen to music or even take a nap while being treated.
What about after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, you may experience slight redness or tenderness which usually disappears in a couple of hours. There is very little risk of complication or serious skin irritation with electrolysis performed by a skilled practitioner. For the first 24 hours following treatment, it’s best to avoid activity that could irritate hair follicles such as excessive sweating, tanning and prolonged sun exposure or make-up application.
How long will my electrolysis treatment take?
Depending on the area you want cleared, it could be a few minutes for a followup appointment to an hour for a larger area. Most people who follow the recommended treatment plan can expect to be completed or nearly completed within 18 months. Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medications and stress influence the treatment program for each individual.
Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?
Excessive hair growth, also known as hirsutism, can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hair on the face and body. Breaking down the hair growth cells on deep, coarse hairs may require more than one treatment.
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. Since individual hairs are in different phases of the cycle at any given time, multiple treatments may be required to remove unwanted hair.
Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.
Why should I choose electrolysis over temporary methods like waxing?
Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results. Moreover, it does so for the largest variety of skin and hair types.
Waxing, threading and tweezing are alike. With all of these, 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 regrows 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 permanently smooth, sleek, healthy-looking skin. No other solution can claim such universal acceptability and success.
How much does electrolysis cost?
Electrolysis costs depend on a lot of factors including: how much hair needs to be removed and the size of area being treated.
Overall, electrolysis cost compares very favourably to other hair removal methods, including laser hair removal.
When compared to the expense of a lifetime of shaving, depilatories, or laser treatments, the permanence of electrolysis makes it a wise investment in yourself.
How many treatments are required with electrolysis?
The number of treatments necessary varies with each client. The amount of hair, the methods used to hide hair before treatment, genetics, hormones, nutrition and health of the individual will all be factors that determine how many treatments or sessions will be required. For areas that have been waxed or tweezed, treatments will be more frequent than for areas that have been shaved.
Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated. To achieve optimum results, it is important to follow the recommended treatment plan and to know that consistent clearings, of any area, will achieve permanence sooner than having sporadic appointments.
How often should I schedule electrolysis treatments?
Electrolysis clients might schedule 5 minutes for just a couple of annoying hairs on their chin or they might schedule hour or longer appointments to treat larger areas like heavy facial growth or legs.
The frequency and length of your appointments depends on the size of the area being cleared and the progress of your treatment. In general, treatments on a particular area are longest and most frequent at the beginning. Treatment length and frequency then tapers off as fewer and fewer hairs remain to be treated.
For best results, follow the electrologist’s recommendations in scheduling appointments. It is important to know that consistent clearings, of any area, will achieve permanence sooner than having sporadic appointments.
Can women begin or have electrolysis treatments during pregnancy?
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.
Can hairs be removed from moles?
Electrolysis can be performed on most moles where licensing regulations allow it. Your electrologist may require written approval from your physician.
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Electrolysis for transgender people
Beauty. It’s a concept everyone understands, yet it’s expressed differently by each individual. Your own sense of personal beauty is based on your insight into who you uniquely are, which is the whole reason for your gender transition. When you feel attractive, life is more vibrant and fulfilling.
At times we seek assistance to enhance our appearance so we can be truly comfortable with ourselves and embrace life more fully. You may find, as many others have, that permanent hair removal can help you express your finest self and reveal the beautiful individual that you are.
If you are looking for a treatment to permanently remove facial hair and excess body hair as part of your journey, electrolysis is the solution for you. It’s the key to attaining the smooth, sophisticated, hair-free look you desire.
Will an electrologist understand what it means to be transgender?
‘Permanent hair removal is a very important part of my process. I’m on hormone therapy to reduce new hair growth, but I need a permanent solution for existing facial and body hair. I’ve done my homework and know electrolysis is the only permanent method, but I’m afraid to pick up the phone.’
Your electrologist will absolutely understand. It’s best to select a certified electrologist to ensure that you are working with someone who takes utmost pride in performing their professional responsibilities and is knowledgeable about treating trans people. A professional electrologist is aware of what you are trying to accomplish and how electrolysis fits into your process. The electrologist will respect you, your choices and your privacy.
Will the electrologist have experience with transgender clients?
It’s likely, but don’t be afraid to ask. If they don’t, and you would be more comfortable with someone who has other trans clients, ask for a referral. An electrologist with experience treating transgender people can be a valuable partner in your transition.
Can electrolysis remove hair in the genital area?
Yes. However, your electrologist may ask whether you are seeking genital hair removal at this time in preparation for gender confirmation surgery in order to follow their pre-surgical protocols. It is important to allow sufficient time prior to surgery to complete genital hair removal in order to prevent future ingrown hairs internally. If your genital hair removal requirements are not related to an upcoming surgery, the electrologist will not need any information in this regard beyond the standard questions asked of all genital hair removal clients.
Why does the electrologist want to know what protocol or program I’m on?
Your electrologist understands the commitment necessary to make a gender transition and they take it as seriously as you do. Information about your plans helps your electrologist ensure that your electrolysis treatments work in concert with your long-term goals.
Electrolysis for athletes
In athletic competition, even a fraction of a second can make a difference. A streamlined profile can cut down on wind or water friction, provide a comfortable “feel” during athletic activity and make hygiene easier. Experts also say that athletes who participate in a sport which produces chafing could find some relief through hair removal.
The trend of widespread body hair removal, from back to arm and leg hair to the pubic region—even going totally bare—is most common among swimmers, cyclists and triathletes.
Athletes who turn to hair removal for improved athletic performance may choose to commit to weekly upkeep. But for those who would like the convenience of a permanent solution, electrolysis is the only effective option. Other methods may reduce the amount of hair but only electrolysis provides permanent hair removal.
Do women ever have electrolysis treatments on their breasts?
Yes, this is a very common area of unwanted hair for women of all ages. However, the subject is seldom discussed, as most women find it extremely difficult to talk about. Electrolysis treatments can safely and permanently remove breast hairs.
Can hairs around the nipple be removed?
Yes, all hairs can be removed from the breasts; it is not unusual to have hair growing from the areola.
Does it hurt there?
While the breasts are sensitive to touch, they are not so sensitive to the sensation of electrolysis treatments. Most women are highly motivated to have the hair on their breasts removed and accept the treatments quite well.
I’ve been tweezing those hairs for a long time. How many treatments will it take?
Tweezing does cause hairs to become coarser over time and it hides the true amount of hair you have. All the hairs must grow out before they can be permanently removed, so it is impossible for the electrologist to tell you exactly how many treatments you will need. Be sure to follow the electrologist’s recommended schedule of treatments. This is essential in achieving permanency as quickly as possible.
I’ve got a lot of ingrown hairs on my breasts. Will that be a problem?
Repeated tweezing and shaving, plus the fact that clothes are sometimes worn tight over this area, can contribute to hairs being trapped beneath the skin. Ingrown hairs can successfully be eliminated; in time, this will alleviate any irritation you may have experienced.
If I’m pregnant, can I have electrolysis treatments on my breasts?
It is generally advised that a woman should not have breast treatments during the last trimester of her pregnancy.
Electrolysis for curly, wavy, and coarse hair
Have you been told that your hair type or skin tone is the reason you are not a candidate for hair removal treatment? You should speak to a professional electrologist, because not only is electrolysis safe and effective for all types of hair and skin tones, it’s also the only treatment that removes hair permanently.
Why is curly or coarse hair a problem?
Curly hair is more prone to become ingrown or cause raised bumps on your skin. Coarse hair gets stuck underneath the skin. Attempting to manage these problems by temporary methods such as depilatories, shaving, or tweezing can just make them worse, causing scarring or discoloured areas. These methods are very hard on your skin.
Who has curly, wavy or coarse hair?
If you have dark skin, you have a higher likelihood of having this type of facial or body hair, but it can appear with any skin tone. Straight hair can also become ingrown.
What does electrolysis do about it?
Electrolysis safely and permanently removes ingrown hairs and the curly, coarse hairs that tend to damage your skin without creating issues that occur with tweezing and other temporary methods of hair removal.
Since I have this type of hair, are there any special side effects I need to consider?
No. Electrolysis has proven to be a safe and effective procedure for all skin tones and types of hair. Your electrologist will explain the treatment process and answer any specific questions you have.
Electrolysis for dark skin
Dark skin is a challenge for some hair removal methods, but not for electrolysis. If you’ve heard that your skin tone means that you are not a candidate for hair removal treatments, then you need to speak to an electrologist. Electrolysis is effective on all skin colours and types of hair.
Does electrolysis work on dark skin?
Yes. Your electrologist looks for the opening where the hair emerges from the skin. They do not need a significant difference in between the colour of the hair and the colour of your skin to do this. No matter what colour of skin and hair you have, electrolysis works.
Will electrolysis treatment cause dark spots on my skin?
Temporary hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) is the darker skin equivalent of the temporary redness sometimes experienced by those with lighter skin. If you have been tweezing the hair, the irritation from that can also cause dark spots. These dark spots are a sign that the skin is doing it’s job and healing the irritated area; they will fade over time. Do not use a bleaching cream on these areas as this can cause light spots (hypo-pigmentation) when the skin returns to normal. Your electrologist can recommend an aftercare product to help speed the return to normal pigmentation.
Why is the electrologist asking me about my pierced ears?
Darker skin is more prone to a special type of scarring called keloids. Your electrologist may ask you about things like piercings or vaccination scars to determine if you are prone to keloids, so that they can make the appropriate adjustments to your treatment plan.
Electrolysis for hormone imbalance or PCOS
Throughout women’s lives, hormones fluctuate and can cause hair to grow unexpectedly.
Hormonal changes and conditions account for many problems besides unwanted hair. The cause can be related to puberty, menopause, pregnancy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), an underlying medical condition, your genetic makeup and even some medications. You may want to see an endocrinologist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. For the hair, the solution is electrolysis.
All of a sudden I started sprouting these coarse hairs on my chin. I am only 40 years old. What’s wrong with me?
At your consultation, your electrologist will take a thorough health history. This will help them figure out a possible reason why this hair came on suddenly. Among the questions will be:
Do you have thyroid problems?
Are you diabetic?
Have you had menstrual or ovarian problems?
What medications do you take?
Do you have a family history of unwanted hair?
Some studies show women have symptoms of menopause 10 years before they reach menopause. This also could be the cause.
Electrologists cannot diagnose, but they can ask you questions that will help you have further discussions with your physician. Regardless of the cause, your electrologist can permanently remove the unwanted hair.
I have always had a lot of facial hair. I thought I was the only one, but now I am beginning to wonder – are there others like me?
There are many of us with unwanted hair. In fact, most likely, your electrologist has spent many hours receiving electrolysis treatments. Their compassion comes from walking in your shoes. There seems to be more of us with unwanted hair than without!
Every doctor I have seen tells me to “just lose some weight” and my periods will become normal. As hard as I try, I just can’t seem to lose weight. Plus I have all this hair all over my face and breasts and belly, so I have trouble changing at the gym. What is wrong?
An endocrinologist (hormone specialist) may be the person to help you. When women are overweight, have trouble losing weight, have irregular or no periods, and hair in the male pattern area (which you have described), they should be evaluated by a specialist. These are classic signs of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Again, electrologists cannot diagnose, but they do recogonize what is not normal. If you have PCOS, your electrologist can permanently remove the unwanted facial and body hair.
What is the treatment for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
Treatment depends on the symptoms. Your GP or endocrinologist can determine the best course of action to alleviate specific symptoms you have. If weight is an issue, the most successful eating pattern is following a diabetic healthy eating plan. When choosing carbs, make sure they are complex carbs that don’t raise your blood sugar.
If you develop unwanted hair, electrolysis will get rid of the unwanted hair permanently. To address the medical issues, sometimes medications are prescribed by your GP.
I went to see the endocrinologist and she said all my tests came back normal. How can that be with all this hair on my face?
Dr. Jeffrey Redmond, a NY endocrinologist, has told the electrology profession that some people’s bodies are more sensitive to circulating hormones. So just because your blood levels have come back “normal,” it does not mean that they are normal for YOU! As hard as it may seem, go back and have another conversation with your endocrinologist. We must each be an active advocate for our own health.
I have both acne and chin hair. Will electrolysis help?
Chin hair on women is often exacerbated by tweezing and waxing. The repeated irritation from yanking hairs out can result in a larger diameter hair growing from the follicle or ingrown hairs from the breaking off of hairs in the follicle. When women tweeze hairs from their chin and have acne on their chin, but not on the rest of their face, they should find relief from their acne with electrolysis treatments.
Once they have stopped tweezing hairs from the chin and allow the electrologist to properly treat the hair, skin will clear. Hormonally caused facial hair on women usually grows in a pattern, starting with the chin and corners of the upper lip.
Electrolysis for men
A well groomed appearance is important in business as well as socially. Beyond that, some men just naturally have too much body hair for their own sense of style or their partner’s aesthetic taste.
If you’re not someone who cheerfully puts up with a time-consuming hair maintenance routine, you’ve found the permanent hair removal solution for men: electrolysis.
What areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis?
Back hair and ear hair come to mind, but other areas are part of the “manscaping” process. Some common areas of treatment are: eyebrows, especially if a unibrow is of concern; beard sculpting, to eliminate shaving on the cheeks and neck; neckline hair, to treat skin irritations and ingrown hairs; ear hair; back hair and shoulder hair. Competitive athletes also choose electrolysis for permanent removal of unwanted body hair.
How long will it take?
The length of a treatment, and the number of treatments to complete the process, will depend on the amount of hair to be removed. Defining brows or treating ears will take a lot less time than removing the heavy growth on a back. It is important to know that consistent clearings, of any area, will achieve permanence sooner than having sporadic appointments.
How long is each treatment session?
Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on the area being treated. Based on a thorough and confidential consultation, a professional electrologist will provide you with a tailored treatment plan that will address your specific areas of concern.
How do I know that I’m getting good treatments?
The electrologist should explain all aspects of the treatments, recommend a treatment schedule that will help you accomplish your hair removal goals, and explain how you should take care of the treated skin.
Generally speaking, you should not feel the insertion of the probe into the hair follicle, nor should you feel like the hair is being pulled out when it is removed; the hair will usually slide out of the follicle when properly treated. You skin will likely be red after treatment. The redness should dissipate within the day. Your skin should not be unduly irritated and will heal normally if a few precautions are taken, as should be discussed during your consultation. If you have any questions, the electrologist should be happy to answer them to your satisfaction.
Can hairs around the groin or on the genital area be treated?
Hair can be safely and effectively removed from the groin and genital area. However, not all electrologists choose to work in these areas. Of those who do, some will require that you have other areas treated first, while others will require a medical referral before starting treatments. A professional electrologist should be able to refer you to a colleague if they do not treat these areas.
Electrolysis for teenagers
As teens are coming into their own, physical changes such as unsightly hair can negatively impact body image and self-esteem. For teenage girls, it could be the growth of superfluous hair on the side of the face. For teenage boys, it may be the emergence of thick, bushy eyebrows. Some teenagers feel too embarrassed to speak about their hair concerns, while others go to a parent for advice.
If you’re a teen or the parent of a teen, rest assured that there is a permanent solution for removing excess hair safely, comfortably and conveniently: electrolysis.
What is the youngest age for electrology treatments?
The earliest age for treatment depends upon the motivation of the young person. Most electrologists want to make sure that it’s the young person, and not a parent, who is deciding that it’s time for electrology treatments. Girls as young as 12 seek treatments to remove hair on their upper lip. Teens and even pre-teens of both genders receive treatments to define or separate eyebrows.
Can young people tolerate the treatments?
Yes, new techniques, equipment and topical anesthetics help reduce the sensation of electrology treatments. A tolerance for the treatments will also come with maturity. If the young person decides not to have treatments, the electrologist will discuss options to hide the hair until he or she is less sensitive.
If the young person is too sensitive, what other options are there?
Cutting, clipping, or shaving are the best ways to hide the hair (it will not result in coarsening or increased density). Bleach will hide scattered hairs, to a degree. Depilatories remove the hair with chemicals, although they can cause irritation, possibly resulting in skin pigmentation problems.
Teen and pre-teen girls often get treatments on their upper lip, chin and sides of face. Young women and men will also have their eyebrows defined or separated, as well as hairline, neckline and body areas treated.
Why do young girls grow hair on their upper lip?
Genetics, hormones and medications can cause hair growth at any age. Most people never learn the cause of their excess hair growth and accept the fact that electrology treatments are the solution to this universal problem.