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Unwanted Facial Hair? No Problem!
Your Electrolysis in Oswego
What Electrolysis Treats
- Dark facial hair
- Black, gray, white, red, and blonde hair
- Finer accelerated vellus hair
- PCOS unwanted facial growth
- Transgender facial hair
Most commonly, Electolysis treats facial areas. At our clinic, we recommend laser treatments for body hair unless it lacks pigment.
15-60 minutes, depending on the amount of hair growth.
0-1 days. The treated area may present some mild swelling and bumps caused by the heat from the treatment. This usually subsides in a couple of hours but the Dermalux phototherapy is recommended for faster healing.
Frequency of Maintenance
Clients may require multiple treatments to completely destroy all the unwanted facial growth as hair growth cycles will very depending on past methods used to epilate/remove the hair from the face. Regular treatments will destroy all the active follicles that may present in the anagen phase.
When you schedule an electrolysis consultation with us, we will assess your hair growth to determine if you would be a good candidate for electrolysis treatments.
We recommend not shaving prior to your electrolysis consultation so that we can assess the amount of growth you have and formulate a treatment plan for you.
During the electrolysis treatment, a fine probe (filament) that is made of either insulated stainless steel or gold is inserted directly into the hair follicle and a small amount of RF energy (radio frequency) is applied to the follicular region inside the skin. This heat leads to the permanent destruction of germ cells which grow hair. The skin surface is protected from the heat during the treatment
It is advised not to wax, thread, pluck or tweeze the hair before your electrolysis treatment. These temporary epilation methods can stimulate fine vellus hair to grow into terminal hair and also increase the amount of existing hair growth cycles you have. An introduction of any inflammation to the area will stimulate the dormant hairs to enter anagen phase (become thick, coarse and dsense).
During your electrolysis treatment in Oswego, the electrologist will first disinfect and clean your skin with either alcohol or witch hazel. A fine probe will be inserted parallel to the hair shaft and small amount of RF energy is applied to destroy the follicular tissue.
The heat created from the vibration and friction of the electron flow is responsible for the destruction of the hair growth cells and other parts of the hair inside the dermis.
In order to get the best treatment outcome from your electrolysis session, we recommend that you keep the area clean and away from germs that may introduce infection and breakouts. It is advised to use a calming balm which is used for post-epilation care paired with a gentle cleanser.
Ice may be applied to the area(s) treated with electrolysis to help calm down any long-term inflammation resulting from the electrolysis procedure.
Schedule your electrolysis treatments with us at our Oswego location
2685 Walter Payton Memorial Drive
Oswego, IL 60543
true Permanent Hair Removal.
We have paired the two best technologies for the most effective permanent hair removal results.
Electrolysis in Oswego is the only method FDA approved to be 100% permanent. Electrolysis in Oswego yields permanent hair removal and clients may expect to see results immediately following just a couple of treatments, and permanence will vary based on how frequently the treatment is repeated as well as the amount of hair.
Our difference? advanced technology, unmatched precision.
Advanced research has introduced newer techniques and modalities in electrolysis.
We use the Apilus Platinum & Apilus Excel Pur devices which function at an ultra rapid 27 MHz frequency to permanently destroy all hair types. With optimized energy concentration in the follicle, the growth cells coagulate quicker for a more comfortable and effective treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does electrolysis hurt?
Electrolysis in Oswego is mildly uncomfortable, depending on the tolerance of every individual. Clients report feeling a sharp sting during the process of insertion and pulsing of the current.
How long of a session should I book when making an appointment online?
The amount of time needed for a particular electrolysis treatment is dependent on how much hair growth is presently on the surface of the skin. It is best to schedule a consultation first so the electrologist may determine how lengthy your sessions need to be.
What is the difference between electrolysis & laser, which one is truly permanent?
Where laser uses a monochromatic beam of light to directly target a specific pigment within the dermis, electrolysis is blind to pigment as each hair follicle is manually targeted using a fine probe (inserted parallel to the hair shaft). Both treatments will yield permanent results when performed correctly. Laser may not be ideal for fine, light, non-pigmented hair, but electrolysis will work on all types of hair.
What is the best method to treat unwanted facial hair?
When treating facial hair it is so important to understand how laser may interact with fine, vellus, non-pigmented or pigmented hair. Understanding laser physics can help you understand when it is better to choose electrolysis over laser treatments. Finer hair, even if dense and darkly pigmented, will not provide an adequate surface area for the laser beam to focus on. Since the spread of thermal coagulation is relative to the size of the hair, finer hair may not respond well to a laser treatment.
Electrolysis treatments in Oswego pair really well with laser hair removal to give permanent and lasting results.
At the time of your consultation, we shall assess your hair growth and concerns to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Remove Hair Permanently
Give us a call or book your electrolysis consultation or treatment following our link. Laser does not work on non-pigmented hair, but fortunately there is an answer: Electrolysis.