Is electrolysis permanent?
Yes. Unlike laser, which is approved for hair reduction,
electrolysis is a proven method of permanent hair removal.
Can I have electrolysis if I have undergone
laser hair removal?
Yes, those clients who have reached a point of diminishing
returns or have grey or blonde hairs that do not respond
to laser treatment can often complete clearance with
electrolysis. Many clients start with laser finish with
How long does it take to completely clear an
At any given time, only a certain percentage of hair
follicles are active and can be treated. It is necessary
to wait for for dormant follicles to become active before
they can be treated. The period of dormancy varies by
area being treated, and will affect the time to clear
Are there any exceptions concerning permanency
and duration of completion?
Yes, if there is a hormonal imbalance which would cause
new growth. If this is the case, then a physician's
assistance is needed to correct or control the imbalance.
Also, some medications can stimulate new hair growth
and your physician would be able to advice you concerning
Do you use disposable probes?
Yes, and sterilized forceps (tweezers)
Does it hurt?
There is some discomfort involved but very tolerable.
Each person has a different threshold for pain and length
of treatment. Some say that it is easier to tolerate
than tweezing and others say that it doesn't bother
them at all. While one client will only be able to tolerate
15 minutes per area, another client will be able to
tolerate an hour or two. Topical anesthetics like EMLA
or ElaMax can be applied before treatment to minimize
discomfort during treatment.
Is there any scarring?
No, unless you are prone to keloid scarring which is
very rare. Keloid scarring is common with African Americans
but not typical. Keloid scarring is raised scar tissue
which normally only occurs after an incision from surgery
or an accident.
How much will it cost?
Electrolysis is very affordable and most clients figure
what amount fits in their budget and sets up a schedule
accordingly. Cost is $1 a minute plus a $10 flat fee. So for example, a 15 minute appointment is
What happens during a consultation?
You fill out a short client history sheet, we discuss
how the procedure works and then we do up to 15 minutes
of electrolysis free so you can make a knowledgeable
decision about proceeding forward with your treatment
How long have been an electrologist?
Over 20 years
Where are you located?
Southwest Austin with easy access from FM 620, Highway
71, Loop 360, Mopac and Greater Southwest Parkway.
How can I reach you to schedule a consultation?
Call me at (512) 899-2796 or e-mail me to schedule an
Have a question you would like to see answered here?
Please e-mail me.