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Electrolysis Q & A Session on Cataphoresis

Why do Electrologists use Cataphoresis after Electrolysis? Cataphoresis offers many benefits. It can reduce the warm sensation, and redness which can be caused by electrolysis. Also, the electrical current stimulates the sebaceous gland which will secrete basic sebum. The hair follicle then becomes a potential area for the effect of the production of bacteria proliferation. […]

Electrology Q & A Session

Is Electrolysis Expensive? When you consider the lifetime costs of shaving creams, razors, tweezers, waxes, depilatories, not to mention all the time and pain involved — or all the remedies that are expensive yet completely ineffective or even dangerous — the cost for electrolysis is extremely affordable.  Electrolysis is indeed the most cost effective treatment […]

An Electrolysis treatment is like. . .

The insertion of the electrolysis probe is much easier and far less intimidating than most people believe. The probe (a very fine needle) is actually a blunt-ended or a slightly tapered, highly flexible probe which never pierces the skin. There is no blood or pain involved. It slides effortlessly down a pre-existing hair shaft, like […]

Electology History Lesson

The concept of electrolysis began more than a hundred years ago in Saint Louis Missouri, by Ophthalmologist Charles E. Michel.  For many years, he had tried in vain to solve the problem of ingrown eyelashes, which had caused chronic vision problems in several of his patients. Experimenting with a new technique, he attached a surgical […]

What Casues Unwanted Hair Growth?

There are several major factors that contribute to the growth of excess hair: Heredity, Racial Characteristics,  Glandular Disturbances, Medication, Topical Influences,Stress Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can also cause excess hair growth. During the normal systemic changes in a woman’s life, hormone production varies. It is not uncommon for hormones during these times to be unbalanced. Increased male hormones […]

Electrology Q & A Session

Is Electrolysis Painful? The treatment sensations have been described in varying ways and depends upon many variables.  The most commonly used descriptors are “tingling”, “slight heat” and a “stinging” sensation.  Well trained technicians make it a priority to work within the comfort level of the patient and will adjust machine settings, probe sizes and length […]

Electrology Q & A Session

How Many Treatments? Electrolysis involves a series of treatments. Many hairs will be eliminated with only one treatment, but some will need two or more treatments to achieve permanency. Electrolysis involves a series of treatments over a period of time. The length of time depends on the amount of hair, its coarseness, the cause of […]