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Frequently Asked Questions

This page will answer some general questions about what Electrology is, where it came from, and how it can benefit you. If you need additional information feel free to email me at


How long has Electrology been in existence?

Since 1875 by Dr. Charles Michel.


How does Electrolysis work?

By using a small metal probe inserted into the hair folicle and applying a small electrical current. Depending on the technique used, the electrical current destroys the hair root.


Is Electrolysis permanent?

Electrolysis has been shown to be permanent in over a century of use. Its permanency has been well recognized by knowledgeable physicians and is also testified to by hundreds of scientific articles published in medical literature.


Are other methods of hair removal effective?

No. Tweezing, waxing, shaving, and chemical creams all increase hair growth.


What about Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is more expensive than Electrolysis. Depending on the hair type, laser can be only 50-80% semi-permanently effective. Laser is not very effective on grey, blonde, or red hair. It is also not very effective when sculpting/shaping eyebrows and other critical areas. Lastly, lasers are less effective on darker and tanned skin.


Is Electrolysis safe?

I am not aware of one case of significant disease being caused, or transmitted, because of Electrolysis. I follow the utmost sterlization, disinfection, and anitsepsis guidelines. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any additional questions about the safety of Electrolysis treatments by any Electrologist.


Is Electrolysis painful?

Your Electrologist is trained to work within the comfort tolerance of his/her patients. Don’t hesitate to let him/her know what you are feeling.


Are there any side effects caused by Electrolysis?

Electrolysis procedures do have a short healing phase. There may be some transient redness or swelling. Your Electrologist will advise you regarding what can be expected during the healing phase.


What areas of the body can be treated?

Any part of the body can be treated except the scalp, the eyelashes, inside the nose, and inside the ear canal.


How long does Electrology take to achieve permanency?

Electrolysis requires a series of treatments given over a period of time. The length of time varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors such as the coarseness of the hair, the total area to be treated, how well you tolerate treatments, medication you may be taking, hormonal changes, and certain medical conditions.


Are there specific types of people that this service benefit?

Electrolysis works for all people, regardless of gender or race. It is especially beneficial for athletes, specifically swimmers, body builders, runners, bicyclists or any athletes where friction from their clothing produces sweating thus will increase hair growth in some of them aside from erythema ( redness/swelling).  This could seriously affect their performance.