Traditional needle electrolysis is performed by inserting a small needle into the hair follicle of the unwanted hair, which conducts electricity to the root of the hair.
Telangiectases, tiny red "spider veins" or vascular blemishes, are harmless, but their unique appearance can be frustrating...
You're not the only one with unwanted hair. We can help you look and feel your best with safe, permanent hair removal from many areas of the face or body.
You can take actions to maximize the effectiveness of your permanent hair removal treatments.
Do you have questions about electrolysis? We have answers.
What's with hair anyway and why do I have more hair there than I would like?
Many people have unwanted hair growth. The process of using an electrical current to destroy the hair root permanently ends further growth.
Traditional needle electrolysis is performed by inserting a small needle, or probe, into the hair follicle of the unwanted hair, which conducts electricity to the root of the hair. A single needle is used for small areas such as the eyebrows, and multiple needles can be used for larger, coarser patches of hair, such as the bikini line and back. Electrolysis creates a chemical reaction that changes the water and salt present in the hair follicle to sodium hydroxide, the sodium hydroxide then destroys the germinative cells and achieves permanent hair removal.
Have more questions? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions. Also, be sure to check out our Web Specials for a discount on your first visit and call Sandra for an appointment in Lake Forest, Orange County to see how needle electrolysis can fit your hair removal needs.
Telangiectases are tiny red "spider veins" or vascular blemishes that commonly appear in the corners of the eyes or on the surface of the ears and cheeks exposed to sunlight.
Telangiectases can have a variety of causes:
Although these telangiectases are harmless, their unique appearance can be frustrating, and Barbara's Electrology Studio in Lake Forest, Orange County can help.
Heredity and hormonal changes are important factors that contribute to hair growth.
People who have ancestry from areas around the Mediterranean and the Middle East have a greater tendency toward excessive hair growth than those from Northern Europe and the Orient.
Hormones called androgens are directly responsible for hair growth in both men and women. Normal changes in the hormonal system occurring during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause may increase the level of androgens or decrease the level of the female hormone, estrogen, resulting in sudden, new hair growth on the body or face.
Excess hair growth can also be a symptom of disease, especially one that involves a hormonal imbalance such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Ovarian & Adrenal Tumors, Cushing's Syndrome, Adrenal Hyperplasia, and Hyperthyroidism.
A very slight amount of electrical current is applied to the hair root, ending further growth.
Many other hair removal methods provide only temporary relief to the problem of unwanted hair. Long term tweezing and waxing often exacerbate the condition by distorting the hair root, causing ingrown hairs and trauma to the skin. When you contemplate the cost, consider what a lifetime of creams, razors, and waxing will cost. Consider, too, the countless hours lost pursuing a temporary result. This is clearly the best and most cost-effective solution, Today's fees are flexible enough to fit most budgets. Never take chances with your health; competent, professional service is well worth the cost.
Permanent hair removal treatment programs are tailored to the client's needs. Many factors determine the number and the length of treatments required. Some of these may include the condition of the skin to be treated, the sensitivity of the skin, the number of follicles involved, past methods of hair removal and even your actions before and after treatments can impact the number of treatments needed. Many patients find weekly sessions of 15 to 60 minutes to be most effective.
For most people, the traditional needle hair removal causes little discomfort. Most patients report tweezing and waxing to be much more uncomfortable than electrolysis treatments.
There can be as many as 1,000 hair follicles in a square inch of skin, but only an average of 10 percent of the hairs will be above the surface at any one time.
Each hair has its own growth cycle. It takes approximately 6 to 12 weeks for hair to grow from the papilla, the base of the follicle, to the surface of the skin.
Puberty can affect hair growth cycles. In women, pregnancy and menopause also cause fluctuations in hormones that can cause unwanted hair growth. Excess hair growth can be a symptom of disease, especially one that involves a hormonal imbalance such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Ovarian & Adrenal Tumors, Cushing Syndrome, Adrenal Hyperplasia, and Hyperthyroidism. It can even be a side effect of some prescription medications.
Excessive hair growth can be attributed to many causes. Heredity, stress, hormonal changes, and imbalances, or even medications can be causes of excess hair growth.
Because of these factors, permanent hair removal takes time to accomplish. Not even your practitioner can predict exactly how long the process will take.
You are not the only one with unwanted hair. Millions of women and men suffer needlessly from excess hair. At Barbara's Electrology Studio we can help you look and feel your best with safe, permanent hair removal from many areas of the face or body. You can:
If you have something in mind, here are some areas of the body that we treat for unwanted hair:
Be sure to visit our Web specials for a discount on your first hair removal treatment.
Many factors determine the number and the length of treatments required. Taking actions like these may help to maximize the effectiveness of your permanent hair removal treatments, reducing the number of treatments needed to obtain the results you were looking for.
Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day.
Drink high-mineral-content electrolyte drinks the day before your treatment.
Do not drink alcohol the day prior to treatment.
If you are having your underarms treated, use deodorant rather than antiperspirant for at least three days prior to your treatment.
On the day of the treatment, do not drink coffee just prior to the treatment.
Exfoliate the area to be treated before your treatment
Except for the day of a treatment, use a hydrating cream regularly on the area to be treated.
On the day of the treatment, do not smoke just prior to the treatment.