WHAT IS ELECTROLYSIS?
Electrolysis is a Permanent Hair Removal method that is effective on all hair types, textures and colors. It is also safe for all body areas. Using a light source with magnification, an extremely fine probe is inserted into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair. Once the probe is in the correct place, a slight high frequency current is released into the follicle. This current will slow and destroy the growth cells of the hair (also referred to as the source of nourishment). After the hair is treated, it is gently removed with forceps.
IS ELECTROLYSIS REALLY PERMANENT?
Absolutely! Electrolysis has been proven to be the only safe, permanent method of hair removal for over 140 years. It is also the ONLY method approved by the Food and Drug Administration for PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL. Star Wellness has been successfully achieving permanent results for over 11 years.
IS ELECTROLYSIS THE RIGHT METHOD FOR ME?
Electrolysis is a method that works on everyone regardless of genetic factors, medical conditions or hair color and type. If you are suffering from unwanted hair on any body area and you are tired of endlessly using temporary methods, then Electrolysis is for you. If you have a hormonal imbalance or a medical condition that causes excessive hair growth, Electrolysis is for you. If you feel embarrassed or have low self esteem due to unwanted hair, Electrolysis is for you. If you want to be free from the burden of unwanted hair forever, Electrolysis is for you. Electrolysis is a wonderful process that eliminates worrying about unwanted hair. Electrolysis helps raise confidence and creates a freedom for some people that is unimaginable. This process can truly change your life.
WHAT CAUSES UNWANTED HAIR GROWTH?
Unwanted hair growth is usually caused by one of three general categories:
1) DNA - Determines the color, type/texture of hair and density. (Congenital)
2) Hormonal Imbalances and Endocrine Issues (Systemic)
3) Stimulation and/or Irritation - Tweezing/waxing/sugaring/laser/increased blood flow (Topical)
WHAT BODY AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH ELECTROLYSIS?
All areas of the body can be safely treated with Electrolysis. Even sensitive areas like breasts, brazilian and eyebrows. For women, the most popular area to have treated are the upper-lip, chin and underarms. For men, the most popular area is the ears, nostrils, shoulders and back.
WHAT DOES ELECTROLYSIS FEEL LIKE?
Electrolysis is fairly gentle with the advanced technology available today. Your sensitivity and tolerance level as well as the area being treated will determine the sensation. During your consultation you will receive a complimentary sample treatment so you can see how it feels before you decide to proceed.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTROLYSIS?
Electrolysis has been safely performed for over 140 years. For most healthy people there is no health risk. During your consultation we will review your medical history and medications and go over any concerns you may have. Please bring a doctors note if you have diabetes, a pacemaker or for any dark moles we will be treating.
IS THERE ANY REASON ELECTROLYSIS WILL NOT WORK ON ME?
When performed correctly and the treatment plan followed, Electrolysis works on EVERYONE and is 100% effective on ALL hair colors, skin colors or body areas. No questions, no exceptions... Christa opened her own business due to the demand of her skill. She has treated hundreds of satisfied clients in her 11 year career.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A CONSULTATION?
We will explain the process to you in detail and examine the area so we can determine the treatment plan that will get you permanent results in the shortest amount of time. We will recommend how often to come in and for what length but this is ultimately up to you. We will answer any specific questions you have at this time. You will then receive a sample treatment to show you what it feels like. You can go home and think about it before you make a decision, or we always reserve an extra 15 minutes in case you decide you want to start that day.
HOW LONG OF AN APPOINTMENT WILL I NEED?
Electrolysis treatments are offered in 15 minutes increments. We will recommend the appointment length that will get you results in the shortest amount of time. Upper-lip and eyebrows are usually 15 minute appointments, where the chin, neck and sides of the face may need 30 minutes or longer. Legs, Underarms and Bikini will usually need 1 hour appointments or longer. This is only to start and appointments will become shorter as the hair begins to diminish.
HOW MUCH DOES ELECTROLYSIS COST?
Electrolysis is a lifetime investment in yourself and is not as expensive when you factor in all the time and money you will save. Treatments are offered in 15 minute increments starting at $22 with Kelly or $28 with Christa (price difference due to experience levels). Each individual has different needs and different amounts of hair. To get an idea on cost, we will need to determine how long your appointments will need to be and often you will need to come in to clear the area. This can be achieved during your free, no obligation consultation & sample treatment. You can view our rates here.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Your first appointment can be booked here or by calling 613-925-1777. Please leave a message if we do not answer as sometimes we are with a client but will return your call as soon as possible. At your first appointment, we will provide texting and email options for any future appointments.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located at 392 Edward Street in Prescott, Ontario. We are only a minute from the beautiful St. Lawrence River.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
We are available in the afternoons and evenings by appointment and Saturday afternoons. We offer appointments until 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We try to be very accommodating to each individuals scheduling needs and often start early or stay late or schedule appointment outside of business hours. You can view our set hours here.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
There is an on-site parking lot and for busier days there is lots of parking available outside the LUXE Boutique entrance.
WHAT ENTRANCE DO I USE?
The main entrance is through the parking lot and up the stairs. Once inside, go to your left to find the Star Wellness reception desk.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I ARRIVE?
Please have a seat in the waiting area and we will have you fill out a consultation form. If you are early you can also tour LUXE Boutiques or help yourself to a coffee or tea.
WILL I RECEIVE A REMINDER CALL FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
We offer reminder text or email. If you provide us with a cell phone number or email address, we will send you a reminder 1-2 days before your appointment.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please allow 24 hours for changes/cancellations to allow us to call the clients on our cancellation list. Fees will apply for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.
WHAT PAYMENT TYPES DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept cash, debit, mastercard, visa and E-transfer.
TECHNOLOGY & PROBES
We use the most advanced technology available. Our epilator is gentler, leaves less irritation and offers faster results than older models. We also use a surgical microscope for superior comfort and precision. A surgical microscope allows the operator a superior view of the follicle. Every single hair is visible and precisely treated. This technology is very costly and therefore you will only see the use of microscopes with upscale Electrologists. The magnification and light source of a microscope offers a more precise, effective, and comfortable treatment. We do not recommend having Electrolysis without a microscope. You will achieve results much more quickly and effectively if you have an Electrologist who uses a microscope, and your skin will thank you for it too.
We use a sterilized, disposable, insulated probe on each client. Due to the cost difference, many clinics do not offer insulated probes unless you have sensitive skin. The insulated probe gives your skin more protection, leaves less redness and irritation and many clients agree an insulated probe makes the treatment more comfortable. If you have an allergy, we also have Gold Probes on hand to accommodate you.
SANITIZATION AND STERILIZATION PROCEDURES
Every Electrologist should follow a strict sterilization procedure governed by Health Canada. Our clinic receives a yearly visit by the Health Department to ensure all the proper sterilization and sanitization practices are being followed and updated as required.
Call Us: (613) 925-1777