What are the causes of excessive hair?

There are four general causes of hirsutism, which is how this condition is known in medical terminology.

  1. Heredity: one can inherit patterns of har growth that are excessive. For example, eyebrows that are thick and coarse and extend across the bridge of the nose could easily be inherited.

  2. Glandular disturbance: endocrine imbalances or disturbances, such as Cushing's syndrome, for example, can generate abnormal, excessive hair.

  3. Normal systemic changes: normal changes in hormone levels, such as occurs at puberty, menopause, or senescene for example, can signal the emergence of a new and disturbing crop of hair. 

  4. Topical irritation: such as can arise from the long incarceration in a cast, for example. 


Why is electrolysis better than temporary methods of hair removal, such as shaving or plucking?

First of all, for the obvious reason: they are temporary and have to be repeated frequently. Secondly, shaving, as an example, leaves a stubble within hours, which is not to effective. Tweezing or plucking over an extended period of time can cause irritations, eruptions, pits, and scars, and can also distort some hair folicles, which will make permanent hair removal later on more time consuming, costly, and uncomfortable. 


Is electrolysis painful?

The instrument is inserted gently into the hair folicle, a natural pocket in the skin from which the hair grows. There is a slight, brief sensation of heat. Some describe the sensation; whether this is experienced as pain or not, and if so to what degree, is difficult to gauge since everyone has a different pain tolerance.


Is the removal of hair by electrolysis dangerous?

No. The amount of current used is infinitely small.

Does electrolysis scar the skin?

No. If the electrologist is skillful, the skin will be left smoother upon completion of treatments because the hair and all the matter surrounding the hair is removed from the follicle.


Will the hairs that the electrologist remove ever come back again?

No, not if the patron follows the instructions of the electrologist, taking the treatments  needed in relation to the amount of tampering with her hairs which the patron did before starting to have them removed permanently by electrolysis.


Can hairs be removed moles?

Yes, but only if the patron contacts her personal physician and obtains his/her approval that it is safe to do so. 


Should hair be removed from inside the nostrils?



How many treatments will it take before all the hairs are gone permenantly?

It is almost impossible to answer this question because several factors will determine the amount of time.
Factors Include: 

  1. How great a problem the patron created by using tweezers, wax, depilatories, etc.

  2. How well the patron cooperated in following her electrologists instructions

  3. Frequency of treatments

  4. Tolerance of patron

  5. Hairs within the tissue, not visable to view.


Does the frequency of treatment have a bearing on success?

Yes, definitely! It is important for a client to participate in a planned program of electrolysis that is tailored to his or her individual needs.  It is especially important in terms of hairs that require more than one treatment, or if the papilla is not cauterized as soon as the new hair becomes visable.  The hair will build back to its original strength, negating the effectiveness of the first treatment.