Frequently asked questionsHow long is the treatment time? How many sessions are necessary to remove my unwanted hair?
It's difficult to give a generalizing answer, since treatment time and costs can differ widely depending on area size and hair density.
For a more precise estimate I have to see the respective body area with unremoved hair.
A single session takes between 15 minutes and a few hours. An average amount of armpit hair can be removed in a total treatment time of 4-8 hours, larger areas such as a male back with dense hair growth may take up to 100 hours.
Due to the natural hair growth cycle not all of our hair is visible at once. A certain percentage of hair stays hidden in a dormant stage at any given time. Untreated hair will re-activate and show up again a few months later. Therefore, even with tiny areas several sessions over a time span of 1-2 years are necessary.
At first glance this may seem like a costly investment of time and money. However, considering that, unlike other hair removal methods, electrolysis removes the hair guaranteed and it is never growing back, the effort soon pays off.
Electrolysis is definitely not a wellness treatment, but bearable for most people. Through application of the electricity you may feel a
local stinging or burning sensation for a second. Whether you perceive this sensation as unpleasant or not depends on a variety of factors,
such as body area and your personal mood on that day.
In a free sample treatment you can try and see if electrolysis is something for you.
Depending on your skin type the treated area may be red and swollen directly after the treatment. This common side effect fades after just
a few hours. If you have a more oily skin type it's common that some pimples appear the next day, but will vanish again 2-3 days later.
On certain body parts (most common on hands/feet) tiny scabs can appear a few days after the treatment. There is no need to worry; those are a normal part of the skin's healing process and will disappear after 1-2 weeks. Just keep in mind to not scratch them off so that the skin can heal without formation of scars.
On some skin colors you will see temporary hyperpigmentation (PIH), similar to freckles or a summer tan. Those darker spots can stay over several months but will always go away 100% guaranteed.
My experiences with past clients and those of valued colleagues who have been in the field for many years have shown that hair can be removed
in the most effective way, when it is in its natural state. That means throw away your tweezers, waxing set, light devices et cetera and let your
hair grow and not tamper with it anymore.
This may seem counterintuitive at first, because you probably very annoyed of that hair and can't wait to see it gone, but the longer the hair is for the treatment, the faster I can work and consequently the more hairs I can remove per hour. A minimum length of 3mm is absolutely necessary, but the longer the better.
The last light treatment (laser, IPL) needs to be done at least 1 year ago, since otherwise the skin hasn't fully recovered yet and you risk scar formation. Any method that pulls out the hairs with their roots (plucking, waxing, sugaring,...) needs to be at least 3 (better 6) months ago. For facial hair shaving in between two treatment sessions is fine, but since this method could lead to razor burn on sensitive skin it might be better to just trim the hairs with scissors from now on.