It can be hard to feel confident when you have unwanted hair growth. But, whether the offending hair is on your face or body, you aren’t doomed to a life of irritating shaving routines and unpleasant-smelling hair removal creams. If you are looking for electrolysis in San Antonio, Electrolysis Center Laser Hair Removal can erase undesirable hair for good.

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What Is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a the only FDA-approved permanent removal of unwanted hair. This has been a tried and true method since the 19th century. A sterilized probe is inserted into the follicle to destroy the germinative portion of the hair. The effects of electrolysis are permanent but do take multiple sessions and dedication to treatment to get the desired effect.

How It Works

Using a revolutionary Instantron SPECTRUM ELITE machine, one of our skilled electrologists will insert a probe the size of the offending hair into the base of a hair follicle. Then a controlled electrical current will be applied by stepping on a foot pedal to let out the energy into the hair follicle and will destroy the surrounding cells and cauterize the blood supply. After the hair has been treated it is extracted.

The electrical current used during the treatment is low, rendering the process painless. Although some patients may feel a tingling and slight warming, most find the treatment barely noticeable. For patients who have exceptionally delicate skin, numbing cream is an option to ensure patient comfort. Electrolysis is effective all over the body, with some common treatment locations being the face, back, bikini line, legs, underarms, areola, and abdomen.

There are 3 different methods of electrolysis: Galvanic, Thermolysis, and Blend method.

Galvanic is the slowest method of the 3. During treatment you hold a rod to create a circuit and when the probe is inserted it is essentially vibrating the follicles and creating lye which then in turn kills the surrounding cells.

Thermolysis is the quickest method of electrolysis. The insulated probe is inserted into the follicle and controlled heat is emitted through the probe, attacking the germinative portion and cauterizing the blood supply.

The blend is true to its name. It combines the treatment of galvanic and thermolysis to a quicker more efficient treatment.

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Who Is This Treatment Right For?

This treatment is ideal for individuals of all skin tones, hair colors, and gender identities. Our clients range from those who have more hair than they prefer to those who feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about the location of their unwanted hair growth. Other individuals may seek this treatment due to conditions such as hirsutism, which causes excessive hair growth. Electrolysis can offer relief to anyone feeling unhappy with their facial or body hair. Electrolysis Center LLC offers electrolysis in San Antonio and neighboring cities so that we can help our clients gain back their confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed to eliminate unwanted hair will vary from client to client. Factors such as the size of the area being treated and hair coarseness will impact how many sessions are needed. Usually, clients will require appointments every week until the desired results are achieved. Each session can last from 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the location being treated.

What Is the Recovery Time After Treatment?

Following your appointment, you can continue your day normally. However, you’ll want to sit out any activities contributing to hair follicle irritation for 24 hours after your sessions. In addition to keeping the treated area clean, avoid excessive sweating, tanning, and makeup application. If you wear a mask, please make sure it is a fresh/clean new mask.

Will the Treatment Cause Scarring?

No, scarring is rare following electrolysis treatments. The probes used here at the Electrolysis Center are insulated probes which means your skin is being protected as much as possible during treatment. Immediately following your session, you may experience flushing or darkening the skin, but this reaction is only temporary. Scarring is not a concern when trained electrologists, such as our team, correctly administer your treatments.

Feel Confident in Your Skin

Don’t let unwanted hair keep you from feeling confident in your appearance. Make your fashion selection for the day based on your mood, not because you want to hide hair growth. Make your mornings easier by not worrying and focusing on if you need to shave or wax before leaving the house to get your day started. At Electrolysis Center Laser Hair Removal in Universal City, TX, our experts can help you to find a long-term solution for your problem hair.

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