Specializing in Microscopic Electrolysis
Christa is a highly reputable master of her trade. Using top of the line technology, you can be sure you are receiving a proper treatment by a certified, knowledgeable, experienced and meticulous Electrologist.
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What is Electrolysis?
Is Electrolysis really Permanent?
What causes unwanted hair growth?
What areas can be treated with Electrolysis?
What does Electrolysis feel like?
How much does Electrolysis cost?
When will I notice results?
How many treatments will I need?
Can I still tweeze or wax while undergoing Electrolysis treatments?
Can I shave while undergoing Electrolysis treatments?
What are the temporary side effects of Electrolysis?
Are there any risks to Electrolysis?
Is there any reason why Electrolysis will not work on me?
What Technology & Probes do you use?
Sterilization and Sanitization Procedures
How do I select an Electrologist?
Electrolysis vs. Laser
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 10 years.
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 nostrils, ears, breasts, brazilian and eyebrows.
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.
HOW MUCH DOES ELECTROLYSIS COST? There is no set cost as Electrolysis is paid for by time and will depend on the amount of hair and body area being treated. To get an idea of cost, we will need to determine how long you will need to book and how often you will need to come in. This can be achieved once we have viewed the area in person under our microscope.
WHEN WILL I NOTICE RESULTS? Many people begin to notice results right away or within the first few appointments. Depending on the severity of the hair growth, significant results can be seen 3-6 months of following the recommended treatment plan given by your Electrologist.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED? The number of treatments necessary will vary with each client. Hair type/texture, density, the area being treated, medications used, previous tweezing/waxing/laser, ethnic background, cause of hair growth, gender, age of client, and length it takes to clear the area will all account towards how many treatments you may need. To determine approximate number of treatments we will need to see the area in person under our microscope.
CAN I TWEEZE OR WAX WHILE UNDERGOING ELECTROLYSIS?Once you begin treatments, you will be unable to tweeze/wax or the process will not work. Tweezing and waxing distorts and stimulates the hair follicle; causing the hair to come in darker, coarser and stronger. Hairs that have been tweezed or waxed will become distorted and require more treatments than hairs that have not.
If it is your first time having Electrolysis, please refrain from tweezing or waxing as long as you can possibly manage before your consultation.
CAN I SHAVE WHILE UNDERGOING ELECTROLYSIS? Yes, you may shave or cut the hair, this will not affect the process and it will NOT make the hairs grow back darker or stronger. Please allow 3 days growth or longer before your Electrolysis appointment.
WHAT ARE THE TEMPORARY SIDE EFFECTS OF ELECTROLYSIS? Each person will react differently to Electrolysis and will depend on the area being treated, the coarseness of the hairs, length of appointment and skin sensitivity. Most people experience minimal reactions with slightly red skin and irritation lasting 30 minutes to an hour. There is always a possibility of puffiness, stinging, itchiness or the area may feel hot. Small red dots or scabs may appear 2-3 days after treatment. Some people will experience pimples. Our combination of advanced technology and insulated probes will leave less irritation to your skin.
We will check in with you on your following appointment and discuss how your skin reacted after treatment.
Avoid Direct Sunlight/Tanning Beds until the area is healed so you don't get pigmentation marking.
Stay hydrated. This will help your skin heal faster.
You can apply aloe vera to calm and sooth the redness and irritation.
It is helpful to apply ice to the area for 5-10 minutes once you get home.
Keep the area clean for a few days with witch hazel (or alcohol, sparingly)
Should you experience pimples you may apply tea tree oil once a day before bed or wipe with alcohol sparingly.
Apply polysporin ointment on scabbing and/or irritation 2-3 times a day to promote healing and reduce healing times. Continue until healed.
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. The only reason Electrolysis would have poor results is if you continued to tweeze/wax/thread/sugar between treatments or did not follow the recommended treatment plan. Occasionally you will hear someone say Electrolysis didn't work and it is simply because they weren't willing to give the process enough time to work.
If you have a good Electrologist, Electrolysis will always work. Christa has treated hundreds of satisfied clients and has an amazing reputation. She opened her own business due to the demand of her skill. Unfortunately there are many improperly trained Electrologists that give a bad name to those who have the true skill. You will not be disappointed at Star Wellness.
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. We use a new, sterile, disposable probe at every visit, and immediately dispose of it in a sharps container. We sterilize our forceps between clients and use disposable, vinyl gloves. Alcohol, witch hazel and creams are kept in separate containers that do not allow cross contamination and a new cotton swab is used each time a container is used. Disposable and laundered linens are placed under the client so bare skin does not come into contact with the bed. 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.
HOW DO I SELECT AN ELECTROLOGIST? It can be hard to find a good Electrologist and there are many factors to consider. For a complete guide to finding a skilled Electrologist that will get you results you can visit www.ElectrolysisHairRemoval.ca
ELECTROLYSIS VS. LASER
Electrolysis is 100% Permanent but a laser only has to have a 20% reduction in order to be approved under this FDA status.
|Permanent Hair Removal by FDA standards||Permanent Hair Reduction by FDA standards|
|Removes 100% of unwanted hair||Reduces 20-70% of unwanted hair|
|Effective on ALL hair colors||Effective only on dark, coarse hairs|
|Safe for ALL skin colors||Safe for light skin only (cannot have a tan)|
|Safe for ALL body areas||Only safe for some body areas|
|Does not stimulate growth||Can stimulate new growth|
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