1. What is electrology?

Electrology is the science of permanent hair removal utilizing only solid needle/probe devices. A fine sterile needle/probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a small amount of electrical energy is discharged which destroys the hair growth tissue. When this is competently and skillfully accomplished, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently eliminated.

2. What are some causes of unwanted hair?

Family history and genetics can play a part in the growth of unwanted facial and body hair. Natural hair growth patterns can be influenced by hormonal imbalance. Pregnancy, birth control pills, hysterectomy, hormone replacement therapy, menopause and even stress can cause a shift in hormone levels.

3. Why should I choose electrology over other hair removal methods?

Laser vs. Electrology:

Laser is classified as permanent hair reduction, electrolysis is permanent hair removal and the only method approved by the FDA. For over 120 years electrolysis has been the only permanent solution to treat all unwanted hair and is safe to treat all skin types. Additionally, laser hair removal has not been evaluated for the long term safety of the patient’s skin and health …

Electrology is The Permanent Choice.

Waxing or Threading vs. Electrology:

Waxing and threading will remove all of the visible hair, but can result in skin problems including ingrown hair. To keep your skin clear, waxing must be done forever.


Electrology is The Permanent Choice.

Tweezing vs. Electrology:

Tweezing is easy to do, and inexpensive too. However hair can become coarser from the repeated tweezing and skin problems including ingrown hair can result, tweezing must be done forever.


Electrology is The Permanent Choice.

Depilatories vs. Electrology:

Depilatories will remove the hair by dissolving it with a chemical. This can result in a chemical burning of the skin, depilatories must be done forever.


Electrology is The Permanent Choice.

Shaving vs. Electrology:

Shaving is inexpensive and easy. However, the hair will grow fast and feel coarse, shaving must be done forever.


Electrology is The Permanent Choice.

4. How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments necessary varies with each patient/client. Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, normal physiologic changes, certain medications and stress influence the treatment program for each individual. It is very important to adhere to the recommended treatment schedule to achieve optimum results in the shortest time frame. Some improvement should be observed within several months after initiating treatment, provided the patient adheres to the recommended treatment schedule.

5. What is the normal growth cycle of a hair?

All hairs have differing cycles of growth and are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. Hair normally grows for its usual cycle and then naturally sheds and replaces itself. Following active growing periods, most hair follicles go into a dormant stage. The period of dormancy may last for an indefinite period of time, however, replacement hairs usually appear within 3 to 12 months. The appearance of these coarse replacement hairs from dormant hair follicles should not be mistaken as regrowth from previously treated follicles.

6. Is electrology uncomfortable?

It is impossible to destroy hair growth tissue without sensation because each hair follicle is surrounded by its own network of nerve endings. The sensation, which may be felt, is assurance that destructive activity is taking place. Even though some parts of the body are more sensitive than others, adjustments can be made which helps to make the treatment more comfortable.

7. Does electrology have any side effects on the skin?

Immediately following treatment, there may be a slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears within a few hours. Occasionally, small whiteheads or tiny scabs may occur. It is important to remember that scabs are a part of the normal healing process in some people. If scabbing does occur, the patient is advised to not pick them off. When electrology is administered by a qualified electrologist using state-of-the-art technology and techniques, the results are most sastisfactory.

8. Can unwanted hair be removed from anywhere on the body?

Unwanted hair can be safely removed from most body areas. These are the most common treatment ares:

    • Upper Lip
    • Chin
    • Eyebrows
    • Cheeks
    • Hairline
    • Earlobes
    • Abdomen
    • Breasts
    • Bikini Line
    • Shoulders
    • Back
    • Legs
    • Chest
    • Under Arms
    • Toes
    • Hands
    • Fingers

    • Eyebrows
    • Hairline
    • Beard
    • Neck
    • Shoulders
    • Back
    • Chest
    • Nose
    • Ears

9. Can women begin or continue electrology treatments during pregnancy?

Although electrology has never been proven harmful to pregnant women, we suggest that you seek the advice of your physician before beginning treatment.

10. Can hairs be removed from moles?

State licensing laws and/or some general liability insurance policies may prohibit removal of hair from moles. In cases where neither of the above restrictions exists, your electrologist may require written approval from your physician.

11. How should I choose an electrologist?

Regulation of electrology is on a state-by-state basis. States regulating the practice of electrology require a practitioner hold a valid license.

Membership in the American Electrology Association indicates the electrologist is keeping current with their field. Look for certificates, with current dates, as evidence of professionalism.