FAQ

The hair needs to be long enough for me to grab with tweezers and remove.  This is usually about 3 to 4 days of growth, depending on how quickly or slowly your hair grows.

In between treatments, I only recommend cutting or shaving the hair, ONLY if you cannot stand to let it grow until your next treatment.

If you have been waxing, threading, or tweezing, it is VERY important to STOP!  When you remove the hair by these methods you are actually stimulating the follicle as well as surrounding follicles.   What happens is the hair grows thicker, deeper and almost always darker.  The hair can also become distorted which can result in ingrowns and pimples.

This just means we are already booked.  Unfortunately the booking software does not show the booked schedule.  Booking is available up to three weeks in advance online.  Cancellations happen frequently and are posted on Pure Electrolysis Facebook page, please “like” and follow the page to be updated with new openings.

Unfortunately we cannot keep a wait list.  We do post all last minute cancellations on our Facebook Page, this enables us to give instant updates on open appointments and other news.

Yes, but NOT during an outbreak.  The nerves on the face are all interconnected and electrolysis performed even far away from an outbreak site on the face can lead to an outbreak all over.  Please be advised if you have a scheduled appointment and get an outbreak, you need to cancel.  If you come to your appointment with a sore, I cannot perform any treatment and you will be charged for your appointment time.

A big concern for M2F gender clients is electrolysis and their SRS.  If you know you plan to have the surgery, please consult with your surgeon regarding your genital electrolysis plans.  It is very important to find out what your surgeon may, or may not, want you to do.  Consulting your surgeon before mapping out a treatment plan with me is very important as well as planning well in advance.   It will take time to clear the area completely and you will need to take time off from your electrolysis treatments following surgery to heal and recover fully.  You want to make sure you do not have hair growing where you do not want it!

By sliding a tiny probe into each follicle and applying a split-second impulse of heat, the hair is freed for removal.

The number one side effect of electrolysis is permanent hair removal!  Reddening of the skin occurs during or immediately after the treatment, which normally lasts only for a short time. At the beginning of your first visit I will provide you with a list of recommendations to comfort your skin after the treatment.

Any part of the body, except inside the nose.  Any color of skin and any color and thickness of hair can be successfully treated by Electrolysis.

This is the by far the most common question answered. The duration of Electrolysis varies significantly with each individual depending on the specific nature of each client’s hair and skin. The short and general answer is 9 months to 3 years, and sometimes more. Many factors will determine treatment length, including, amount of hair, density, outside factors that are causing hair growth (hormones, medication), age, hair structure, etc.

Absolutely not!  Women, men, teens and transgender can all benefit from electrolysis.  It is common, it is natural, and it is always confidential.  All are welcome!

This, too, varies with each individual depending on the speed of each client’s hair cycle. There are women who come for a visit as frequently as twice a week and there are those who come twice a month. For some, two visits a year is all that’s needed.

With time and consistent treatments the hair cycle slows down and so does the frequency of visits. Each session takes between 15 minutes to a 1 hour, or more, depending on your specific need.
How is electrolysis done?

By sliding a tiny probe into each follicle and applying a split-second impulse of heat, the hair is freed for removal.

Yes, Electrolysis is approved by the American Medical Association, and is practiced by a Certified Professional Electrologist in compliance with the South Carolina state board of barbering and cosmetology. We use state of the art sterilizing equipment, including disposable probes to provide you with maximum protection.

Sensitivity levels vary with each individual. Clients have described their experience in various ways, from the sensation of a “pin-prick” to “nothing at all” and everything in between.
Is there any skin reaction or side effect associated with electrolysis?

The number one side effect of electrolysis is permanent hair removal! Reddening of the skin occurs during or immediately after the treatment, which normally lasts only for a short time. At the beginning of your first visit I will provide you with a list of recommendations to comfort your skin after the treatment.

Any part of the body, except inside the nose. Any color of skin and any color and thickness of hair can be successfully treated by Electrolysis.
Is electrolysis only for women?

Absolutely not! Women, men, teens and transgender can all benefit from electrolysis. It is common, it is natural, and it is always confidential. All are welcome!

Both methods of hair removal have their advantages and limitations. Electrolysis and Laser go hand in hand, and depending on your specific situation either one can be helpful. Laser is a newer method which continues to evolve, and is geared to treat large areas of the body and large amounts of hair. However, it will not treat blond, gray or white hair, it will not treat hair on the eyebrows, and will not be effective treating dark skin or the type of skin which tends to pigment with exposure to sun. Laser is also NOT permanent, it works to shrink hair follicles resulting in a thinner regrowth.

Electrolysis can treat any hair, any where, as well as any skin color. Electrolysis IS permanent, it destroys the germinating cells which create a hair follicle and stops the blood supply which nourishes the hair follicle.

If you have the right combination of skin and hair color, I recommend Laser for the treatment of large areas and more dense growth such as the backs, legs, and arms.

I recommend Electrolysis for the treatment of any hair anywhere — specifically for the treatment of gray and blond hair, for skin shades that cannot risk pigmentation, for hair anywhere on the face, i.e., eyebrow, nipples, upper lip, chin. In short, for hair everywhere — no matter what color, shape, age or gender you might be.

 

Here are some links I recommend:

Electrical Epilation
American Electrology Association FAQ