WHAT IS ELECTROLYSIS?
Electrolysis is a Permanent Hair Removal method that is effective on all hair types, textures and colors and safe for all body areas and skin types. The most important part of successful Electrolysis treatments is finding an Electrologist who has the training and knowledge to perform the treatment correctly. It is their skill that determines whether you get results or not.
IS ELECTROLYSIS REALLY PERMANENT?
Absolutely! For almost 150 years, Electrolysis has been proven to be the only safe, permanent method of hair removal. It is still to this day, the only method approved as permanent by the FDA.
HOW IS ELECTROLYSIS PERFORMED?
Electrolysis is a delicate procedure that must be performed by a skilled Electrologist. Using a light source with magnification, an extremely fine filament is inserted into the natural opening of the hair follicle. The Electrologist must not only accurately insert this needle into your follicle, but also to the proper depth. Once in place, a high frequency current will be released using a foot pedal. This current will travel from the epilator, and through the probe into your follicle. This current will slow/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.
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. There is no job that is too big for Electrolysis. The larger the area, the more appointments you may need to clear the area initially but it will take the same amount of time to achieve results on a large area as it is on a small area.
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.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MICROSCOPE AND A LOUPE?
The magnification your Electrologist uses is extremely important. Improper insertion leads to poor or no results as well as scarring. When you are having such a delicate procedure, you want to be sure your Electrologist has the best view of the follicle so that this doesn't happen. We always recommend having Electrolysis done with a Microscope. The higher the magnification, the more precise the insertion can be. It allows for perfect accuracy and every last hair you want removed can be seen and treated without hesitation. We have been specializing in Microscopic Electrolysis since 2008.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ELECTROLYSIS AND LASER?
Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair REMOVAL approved by FDA. Electrolysis is safe and effective for all skin and hair colors. Electrolysis can be safely performed on any body area. When performed correctly, Electrolysis is guaranteed to work on anyone regardless of hormones, medications or other external factors.
The FDA has approved laser for permanent hair REDUCTION only. Certain lasers only need to have a 20% reduction rate to be approved. There are many more risks associated with laser hair removal. Laser is only safe for dark, coarse hairs. It is not effective on fine, blonde, red or grey hairs. It is not safe for all body areas such as the eyebrows. There is no guarantee that a laser treatment will work. Laser hair removal also has the risk of Paradoxical Laser Hair Stimulation where new and worse hair growth can occur. This is not a risk with Electrolysis.
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. At your consultation we will recommend appointment lengths for certain body areas but you may book whatever amount of time you wish per session.
HOW MUCH DOES ELECTROLYSIS COST?
Our treatments are offered in 15 minute increments starting at $30 plus tax. 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.
Electrolysis is a lifetime investment in yourself. This hair removal process will last a lifetime and is worth every penny when it's done right. All Electrologists will charge a different rate depending on their experience, availability, location, technology and demand. Don't choose a lesser Electrologist based on cost. Its worth the price difference to have it done properly and with the right technology.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
Your first appointment can be booked here or by calling 613-925-1777. At your first appointment, we will provide texting and email options for any future appointments.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located at the back of 392 Edward Street in Prescott, Ontario. Our entrance and parking lot is located on Dibble Street.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
There is a parking area directly in front of the entrance on Dibble Street as well as street parking directly beside the building.
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. We ask that you kindly reschedule if you are sick or experiencing cold/flu symptoms. Normally fees will apply for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are waiving this fee if you are sick.
WHAT PAYMENT TYPES DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept debit, mastercard, visa and E-transfer. Cash is accepted if you have exact change. We are unable to accept American Express, Discover or Apple Pay at this time.
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.
STERILIZATION AND DISINFECTION 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. (For information on our COVID-19 procedures, please click here)
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.