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Truly Permanent Hair Removal

  Electrolysis is the only treatment method that is FDA and AMA approved for the permanent removal of unwanted hair and the only method that can permanently treat every hair, regardless of hair color and skin type. It works by inserting a sterile probe the size of your hair into the hair follicle , and treating it to destroy the papilla, which supplies the hair with the nourishment it needs to grow. Once the papilla has been destroyed, hair can never grow in that follicle again.


  Electrolysis is safe for the eyes and allows for precise hair removal from the eyebrow line and beard.  Electrolysis is used at the end of laser treatments to clean~up the few hairs that may remain.


  In 1869, Charles E. Michel an American ophthalmologist, discovered that by connecting a fine needle to the negative pole of a source of galvanic current and by inserting the needle in the follicle of an ingrown eyelash on one of his patients, he was able to destroy hair. The official birth of electrolysis as a hair removal technique took place in 1875, when his results were published, allowing experiments on human tissues. In the early 1890s, the Frenchman Dr. Jacques d’Arsonval discovered that high-frequency current could produce heat and destroy hair roots. In 1916, professor Paul Kree developed an electrolysis technique (galvanic current) using multiple needles, which was used for many years. In 1923, a French doctor, Henri Bordier, wrote on the possibility of performing electroepilation using a high-frequency current. This theory was put to the test in 1938 by Dr. Peytoureau. He used a short wave radio emitter to perfect the thermolysis process, whereby hair papilla is coagulated to bring about its destruction. In 1948, a patent was granted to Henri E. St-Pierre and Arthur Hinkel for the invention of the “Blend”, a combination of galvanic and high-frequency currents (also called “combined currents”). At the time, mixing the two currents offered a more effective solution to permanently eliminate hairs. With the advent of the “Blend”, pure electrolysis (technique using galvanic current alone) was set aside.


  Since 1875,  electrolysis remains the only hair removal procedure recognized as truly permanent by government regulatory agencies. Although very effective, electrolysis was not really considered a comfortable treatment when it first began in 1875. However, this permanent hair removal technique has evolved so much over the years that it is now well sought out. It works by sliding a fine sterile probe the size of your hair into the hair follicle and treating it to destroy the papilla, which supplies the hair with the nourishment it needs to grow. Once the papilla has been destroyed, hair can never grow in that follicle again.


There are three recognized modalities (methods) of electrolysis:


  • Galvanic Electrolysis - is a chemical process. The hair root is destroyed by chemical action.
  • Thermolysis Electrolysis - high frequency, shortwave. The hair root is destroyed by heat production
  • Blend Electrolysis - a combination of the above two modalities where the hair root is destroyed by both heat and chemical action at the same time.  


 The FDA considers Laser Hair Removal to be hair reduction, not permanent hair removal.  Laser Hair Removal will not be as effective on facial hair of any color due to the hormonal nature of facial hair.  Electrolysis treatment will provide permanent hair removal of all hairs of any color or thickness on facial and body areas. This makes Electrolysis the preferred method of permanent hair removal.


 Did you know that the hair you see is not all the hair you have? Hair grows in cycles. The hair you tweeze/wax/thread today is not the same hair that you will deal with tomorrow or the next several days. It takes 4-6 weeks for the root of that hair you tweezed/waxed/threaded to grow back. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area. Because the hair grows in cycles, it is a process that a schedule needs to be adhered to.


Here are a few articles about electrolysis that may further help. 

Electrolysis for Hair Removal WebMD

COSMOPOLITAN  Electrolysis Hair Removal: What It Is, Side Effects, Pain, and Cost


DermaFrac™  Dermal Micro-Channeling

DermaFrac™ is a revolutionary FDA-approved dermal micro-channeling system that offers simultaneous delivery of infused ingredients under vacuum occlusion in a pain-free, no downtime treatment. DermaFrac™ is a unique new micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) system which creates precisely calibrated micro-channels into the skin while simultaneously infusing active topical agents. DermaFrac™ allows you to return your normal activities immediately following the procedure.
DermaFrac™ is the most advanced micro-needling system on the market. The precision-controlled DermaFrac™ handpiece uses vacuum to pull the skin into contact with hundreds of micro-needles. The micro-needles create pathways for the infusion of targeted serums by penetrating the epidermis above capillaries and nerve endings, ensuring no bleeding or pain. Designed to improve the overall appearance of your skin; problems such as acne, scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, dry skin, brown spots, uneven tone, and enlarged pores.

DermaFrac™ system offers:
1. Micro-Channeling with Vacuum Assisted Simultaneous Serum Infusion
2. Crystal free  Microdermabrasion
 It can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including:
* Fine lines and wrinkles
* Age spots and pigmentation
* Sun damage
* Oily Congested Skin
* Acne scarring
* Enlarged pores
* Dry and dehydrated skin
* Loss of elasticity
* Dull skin tone

Each DermaFrac™ serum is water-based. This helps prevent granulomas or lumps that can occur with skincare products not specially designed for deep-layer skin application.
DermaFrac™ is typically administered in six treatments every two weeks followed by maintenance visits every one to two months.

After the DermaFrac™ treatment, you will receive the Illuminate LED™ light treatment.


Dermal needling. The results always look natural and is safer than most other treatment modalities. It is effective, and it is affordable. (Dr. Lance Setterfield,M.D.)


Micro-Channeling also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins that give the skin its strength and elasticity.


Collagen production decreases as people age. A study found that collagen content peaks between the ages of 25–34, then declines by about 25% over 40 years. Collagen production starts to decrease in the mid-to-late 20s, and people start losing 1% of their collagen per year after that. By age 40, collagen levels have dropped significantly. Microneedling leads to reorganization of old collagen fibres and laying down of new collagen, elastin, and capillaries leading to the effect of skin tightening-(National Library of Medicine)Micro-Channeling stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins that give the skin its strength and elasticity. While your skin is healing, collagen is produced and rises to the surface of the skin. The accumulation of new collagen fills in fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and shrinks pores.  Because Micro-Channeling (Dermal Needling) uses the body’s repair systems to improve the skin’s appearance, results are not immediate. And while you may see some improvements following one session, most people need a series of three or four treatments to maximize their results. Micro-Channeling is minimally invasive and has little downtime. How long your results last will depend on your age, skin type, and how well your skin responds to treatment. While Micro-Channeling permanently increases the amount of collagen in the treated areas, the aging process will continue to occur. To see results, you should get at least 3–4 Micro-Channeling treatments that are spaced out every 4–6 weeks. Due to the nature of the treatment, your skin needs ample time to heal and produce collagen between treatments. For the average person, that will be around the one month mark.