Frequently Asked Questions
What is electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a proven method of treating excess hair. It was invented over 100 years ago by Dr. Charles Michel to treat ingrown eyelash hair. Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal.
How does electrolysis work?
A fine sterile probe is inserted into the follicle along side the problem hair. This probe carries a gentle electric current to the base of the follicle. The current uses the moisture in the follicle to create heat that destroys the blood supply to the hair. The treated hair is then removed with a tweezer.
How long will it take to see results?
This is one reason we offer a FREE consultation. There is no set answer to this question. Results vary depending on the age of the person, amount of hair, the thickness of hair, the growth cycle of the hair, and how it has been treated in the past. In general, hair that has never been tweezed or waxed or that has a long growth cycle will respond to treatment quicker than hair that has been treated with those methods. Most of our clients report good results within six months of regular treatments.
How often should I come?
You get the best results when you come at even intervals, weekly, biweekly, or even monthly, depending on the cycle of regrowth in the area being treated. Once you start to see consistent results, you can decrease to a maintenance schedule. When the treatments are completed, the hair is gone forever.
Why do I have excess hair growth?
Excess hair growth is actually a very common problem among many women (and men). Excess hair growth can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity and even some medications such as steroids or birth control pills.
Who can be treated?
Electrolysis works with all kinds of hair types from blonde to the darkest thickest hair. Electrolysis is an appropriate method of permanent hair removal for all but the very young. A late teen can be as safely treated as someone in his or her later years.
What areas of the body are treatable?
Facial hair (chin, lip, eyebrows, nape of the neck, sideburns), bikini line, underarms, arms and legs, breasts, and feet are all easily treated with electrolysis.
Can men undergo electrolysis?
Of course. Excess hair is not gender-blind. Men can suffer from excess hair, too. Some common places are the ears, back, upper arms and shoulders. Some men have a problem with excessive ingrown hairs in the neck area and electrolysis can definitely help to alleviate this problem.
Will it hurt?
Most people have minimal discomfort. They describe the sensation as similar to tweezing. Here at A New You Electrolysis we make every effort to assure you the most comfortable treatment possible.
Is electrolysis affordable?
We offer a free initial consultation and affordable fees. We offer 15 minute sessions for $25, 30 min. sessions for $45, 45 min. sessions for $55 and 60 min. sessions for $70.