• What is electrolysis?

    Electrolysis is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent removal of unwanted hair. Regardless of the cause - heredity, metabolic, or hormonal conditions - electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal a glowing, confident you.

    An electrologist inserts a very fine needle (probe) into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft (keep in mind how tiny hairs are). A minute amount of current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells. Medical electrolysis devices destroy the hair growth cells with chemical or heat energy. Therefore, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently eliminated. All modalities equally destroy hair growth cells that causes hair growth. Electrolysis is essential to realizing the look you want and is more effective than ever before!

  • Why should I choose electrolysis over other hair removal methods?

    If you want permanent hair removal, electrolysis is the only way to achieve this goal. It eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results. Moreover, it does so for the largest variety of skin and hair types.

    Laser promoters compare laser to electrolysis, although laser assisted hair removal is considered a temporary method. It has not been evaluated for long-term safety of the patient’s skin and health.

    Waxing, threading and tweezing are alike. They remove only the hair shaft, leaving the dermal papilla and the matrix, which can produce more hair. In fact, the violent action of tweezing and waxing can actually stimulate the follicle to grow a deeper, coarser, stronger hair. Moreover, ingrown hairs and discoloration may result. Additionally, they may cause an increase in hair growth activity. Depilatories and Shaving can cause an irritation to the skin while the hair regrows quickly. These methods can require a lifetime of maintenance. Many can appear inexpensive but cost more due to long term use and are found to be inconvenient.

    Electrolysis works on most areas of the body to give you smooth, sleek healthy looking skin. No other solution claims such universal acceptability and success!

  • What Causes Unwanted Hair Growth?

    Hair growth is the result of heredity and hormone levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal, and illnesses can stimulate hair growth. Electrolysis is a great option when hair growth is in an area of the body where it may not be desired such as on a woman's upper lip, chin, or bikini line.

  • How Many Electrolysis Treatments Will I Need?

    Many factors influence hair growth, so you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour (or two) depending on the area being treated.

    Even though electrolysis is considered an expensive treatment, the cost is nominal because the treatment is permanent. Just think about how much more in dollars, time and embarrassment the continuous use of temporary methods over a period of many years will cost you!

  • Is electrolysis the right hair removal method for transgender clients?

    If you are looking for a treatment to permanently remove facial hair and excess body hair, electrolysis is the solution for you. It's the key to attaining the smooth, sophisticated, hair-free look you desire.

    At Silky Touch we are aware of what you are trying to accomplish and how electrolysis fits into your process. We will respect you, your choices and your privacy. Being very experienced with treating transgender people, we want to become a valuable partner in your transition.

  • Can electrolysis remove hair in the genital area?

    Yes. However, your electrologist may ask whether you are seeking genital hair removal at this time in preparation for gender confirmation surgery and, if so, which surgeon you are working with in order to follow their pre-surgical protocols. It is important to allow sufficient time prior to surgery to complete genital hair removal in order to prevent future ingrown hairs internally. If your genital hair removal requirements are not related to an upcoming surgery, the electrologist will not need any information in this regard beyond the standard questions asked of all genital hair removal clients.

  • What does electrolysis feel like? Is it painful?

    You'll probably feel a momentary heat sensation or pinch. Discomfort is minimal for most people, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Keep in mind that some areas of the body are much less sensitive than others.

    For most people, today’s methods don’t cause a lot of pain, but it can hurt. If you find it too uncomfortable, your doctor may be able to give you a topical anesthetic.

  • What about after treatment?

    Immediately following treatment, you may experience slight redness or tenderness which usually disappears in a couple of hours. There is very little risk of complication or serious skin irritation with electrolysis performed by a skilled practitioner. For the first 24 hours following treatment, it's best to avoid activity that could irritate hair follicles such as excessive sweating, tanning and prolonged sun exposure or make-up application.

  • Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?

    There are generally no permanent side effects, but sometimes a temporary, slight reddening of the skin may occur.