Electrolysis FAQ

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  1. What is electrolysis?
    During electrolysis, a tiny probe, the same size as a hair, is gently inserted into the hair follicle, down the papilla (the part that nourishes the hair). A very low electrical current destroys the papilla, ending further hair growth.
  2. Is electrolysis painful?
    Until now the electrical current used in the process was transmitted at a fixed intensity, resulting in an unpleasant sensation. SEQUENTIUM VMC is an innovative machine using the patented Sequential Modulation System by Silhouet-Tone. During the insertion of the probe, the system modulates the intensity and duration of the current, achieving next-to-painless electrolysis.

    A topical anesthetic numbing crème is applied to the area to help with any discomfort.

  3. Is it really permanent?
    Yes! Electrolysis, which utilizes the probe, is the only permanent hair removal method recognized and practiced by the medical community and licensed electrologist.
  4. How long does it take?

    The number of treatments required depends on several factors:

    • The area being treated
    • How much hair is involved
    • Adherence to the schedule of appointments (determined by the electrologist in accordance with the hair growth phase)
    • Tolerance for the procedure (tolerance is greater with the variable modulated currents used by SEQUENTIUM VMC)
  5. Is it safe?
    Professional electrolysis maintains the strictest standards of hygiene. Sterile, disposable needles are only used once, disposable gloves ensuring your complete safety
  6. What are the causes of unwanted hair?

    Unwanted hair is caused by many major factors, the most common factors are:

    • Hereditary
    • Some medications
    • Normal and abnormal changes within the body
    • Hormonal changes
    • Stress and eating disorders
    • Glandular disturbances: Thyroid, Polycystic ovaries, Overactive adrenal glands etc…
    • Topical Influences
    • Some temporary methods of hair removal (waxing, cutting, shaving especially to the face area)
  7. Why should I choose electrolysis over temporary methods like laser?

    Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, but cannot stop new hair from growing.

    Even with today’s laser technology, electrolysis is still considered the most reliable hair removal treatment on the market today, there are benefits that electrolysis offers that lasers don’t. Electrolysis is not dependant on hair color and can even remove those blonde, gray or red hairs that are fine and coarse hairs. (These hair types cannot be treated by laser they do not normally respond to laser treatment) also unlike laser eyebrows may be treated with electrolysis.

    The FDA notices Electrolysis as the only 100% effective method of PERMANENT hair removal, unlike laser it’s considered a temporary hair removal method.