Electrolysis + Perseverance = RESULTS

 
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Everyone is always looking for the quick fix. 

Hmmm is there ever really a quick fix when it comes to beauty?  We deep condition our hair but one time is not enough. We go under the knife to turn back the hands of aging yet one time does not last a lifetime. Five to ten years later you'll want to give a little nip tuck again.  We inject Botox and fillers and these too must be repeated every six months to a year. 

When it comes to Electrolysis one treatment is generally not enough.

Conversation in the treatment room with a client in their early 60's:

Client: "I was searching the internet...I'm so tired of tweezing. Is it really permanent?"
Me:"yes, how long have you had this facial hair growth?"
Client: "it started when I was in my 20's."
Me: "How often do you tweeze?"
Client: "Daily.  How many treatments will it take?"
Me: "Every individual is different.  There are a lot of factors involved. The growth did not happen overnight, we won't get rid of it overnight..."

From here the conversation continues as to the  specifics of the process and typically their first treatment. 

New clients tend to be distraught when they enter the office. Having dealt with facial hair growth for nearly half their life or longer. From here I proceed to explain the process of Electrolysis and the truth that it may take many visits to complete. If they are willing to commit and stay on a schedule yes they will begin to see the results, but it will take perseverance and a commitment on their part. It's quite gratifying to see a client as we progress come in and be able to either shorten their appointment time or extend the time between visits. Even more so when a client calls to say :  "Hi it's ______ I just wanted to say happy holidays and let you know I haven't been in because I haven't needed to come because you did such a good job and the hair is gone..."

There is nothing more gratifying to an Electrologists than to see a client who has committed to the process and received the results of permanent hair removal.

So to answer the question:

"Yes It's Permanent"

 

Once Again....Time to Debunk the Myths About Shaving

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As many times as I talk about it shaving seems to be confusing for most.  Our hair grows from within the hair follicle out to a point.

When you cut the hair at its widest point it feels thicker but in reality it is not. You might say it is an illusion.

As well shaving does not cause hair to grow faster, stronger, or more dense.  These things all happen due to hormones only. 

Lets say you have shaved your legs for 20 yrs.  Just because you stop shaving your hair it's not going to grow longer like the hair on your head.  It's going to grow to a certain point that has been predetermined by your body.  The hair on different body parts grows to predetermined lengths

So stop worrying that cutting or trimming your unwanted hair is going to cause you to suddenly look like the Wolf Man. It won't ever happen.  Unless it's Halloween....

 
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Good Skin Care Is a Must for Everyone....

When It Comes to Skincare, It’s Important to Start

Whether you're a man or a woman it's never too early to start taking care of your skin. Imagine someone who never works out and at 40 starts trying to go to the gym. It's makes it harder to get results at that point without a huge effort. It's the same with skin. If you keep it healthy with a good routine from a young age you will be ageless. It's never too late to start. Make time stand still.

Do Not Sleep with Your Makeup On

Here's yet another reason to drop that bad habit. Not only will it be harder to break later in life, Sleeping with makeup on decreases the body's ability to repair itself.

Good Genes Can Help, But Environmental Factors are More Important

While your family may have good genes, it may not save your skin in the long run if you don't take care of it. "The way the skin ages depends a lot on genetics, but especially environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure and smoking,"  If you're tanning and smoking at a young age, you will age sooner and faster than a 30-year-old who takes better care of her skin. We have more control over our bodies than we think.

It’s Highly Important to Wear SPF Every Single Day. Seriously! Do It!

It is so important to wear an SPF daily because sun damage is cumulative. If you forget to wear sunscreen one day, it doesn't mean you can repair it by wearing it the next. The damage has already been done. The sun damage you get from daily activities in our 20s will affect the skin for years to come.

A Three-Step Morning and Bedtime Routine is Key

Maintain a simple, but effective morning and bedtime routine to ensure you're doing everything you can to take care of your skin. Step 1: Cleanse. Step 2: Treat — with an antioxidant in the morning and a retinol at night. Step 3: Protect — Moisturize with SPF in the morning and a basic moisturizer at night.

Don’t Forget to Exfoliate

In addition to the above daily routine,  exfoliating your face twice a week. This will help remove any dead skin cells and keep your face smooth and shiny.

All products are sold here at Serenity Skin.  Do Your Skin a Favor....

Micro-Needling...Targets Many Issues in One Modality

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Micro-Needling has made a comeback.  Less invasive than lasers which ablate the skin. Better than micro-dermabrasion which only effects the top layer of the epidermis.  Micro-Needling makes a controlled micro injury causing the skin to heal promoting the bodies own natural growth factors.  There have been countless articles in beauty magazines recently singing the praises of micro-needling. I have included one below from Vogue. Living in South Florida we are constantly exposed to the harsh damaging UVA/UVB rays of the sun. People tell me they don't go out in the sun and I tell them "simply getting in and out of our car we are exposed more sun than you may think". I for one have had micro-needling and my skin looks and feels softer and smoother than it has in a long time. Some of the concerns micro-needling targets are fine lines, acne scars, and hyper-pigmentation.  If you are going to have micro-needling done it is imperative that you use an at home skin care regimen and a very good sunblock daily. I always recommend Cosmedix all natural products, and mineral based sunblocks such as TIZO that contains zinc and titanium dioxide which are all natural and reflect the sun. 

VOGUE Beauty > Skin

Later, Lasers: Why Microneedling Is the Next Big Thing in Skin Care

February 24, 2016 6:00 am by Jolene Edgar

More often than not, the next hot thing in professional skin care tends to be just that: hot. From fractional lasers to radiofrequency devices and nearly every gadget in between, the reigning smoothing-and-tightening workhorses in derms’ offices rely on intensely high temperatures to jump-start wound healing and, thus, collagen production in the skin. But for the great many of us who can’t take the heat—as it flares up conditions like melasma and rosacea and can traumatize skin of color, causing it to darken unevenly—skin specialists are going back to basics. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the numbers for chemical peels are climbing—hello, peel bars—surpassing even those recorded at the peak of their popularity in the ’90s. But it’s a less ubiquitous old-school resurfacing method that’s gaining increasing buzz for those seeking smooth, radiant results without the stinging or flaking: microneedling—a technique that uses a needle-studded wand to drive tiny holes into the skin (potentially down to the dermis) with the goal of spurring collagen growth.

The procedure has been quietly advancing with the times, despite its crude beginnings. “When I first started needling in the ’80s, I was gripping a single 30-gauge needle with a hemostat [clamp] and poking the skin repeatedly to get at fine lines and acne scars—painstaking, but it worked,” says Cheryl Burgess, M.D., a dermatologist in Washington, D.C. The automated stamping pens derms wield today—the MicroPen—make for far faster work, of course, and are considerably cheaper than the higher-tech alternative of fractional lasers, which create similar pinpoint channels in the skin. (And not by coincidence: The technology was actually “patterned after the concept of needling,” says Burgess.)

 While some doctors do microneedling in lieu of laser work—especially for the heat-sensitive set—others perform the two in tandem. Denver dermatologist Joel Cohen, M.D., often uses microneedling as a low-downtime maintenance fix for Fraxel regulars who “want to help their skin stay smooth and taut in between laser sessions,” he says.

Further fueling the resurgent obsession with needling, Cohen notes, is the way it enhances the penetration of whichever hydrating, brightening, or rejuvenating actives are applied post-perforation. Microneedling enthusiast Mashell Tabe, an Albuquerque, New Mexico–based medical aesthetician who tends to Naomi Watts, believes so strongly in the treatment’s power to bolster product absorption.

“I want to scream it from the rooftops,” she says. “Done regularly, microneedling will make your skin act like it did in your 20s—it’ll be thicker, it’ll glow, it’ll have the most beautiful tone and texture.” And, really, what could be cooler than that?

Setting Myself Apart from the Crowd....

Most electrologists use the regular Estheticians mag lamp which is good, but if your eyesight is not great you will miss a lot of hairs. I chose to use the medical loupes that dentists and doctors use. I am able to see and remove more hair than most electrologists.

I recently asked someone to come in and work on me.  I could see I had a lot of hair growth around the corners of my mouth. Even though they were very short because I had trimmed them I knew if I was able to work on myself this was hair I could remove. The person I called used the mag lamp I have here in the office.  She kept saying she didn't see much. Alas I will have to wait until I can plan a trip to visit another electrologist friend out in CA who uses the same loupes I do. 

Tools of the Trade...

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The Importance of Sun Protection After Electrolysis...Don't Leave My Office Without It!

No electrologist would deny the importance of sun protection after treatment. After electrolysis your skin is highly susceptible to hyperpigmentation, and burning from the sun. As well skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with many new cases diagnosed each year. Many can be prevented by proper protection. Melanoma, attributed primarily to UV exposure, is the most deadly form of skin cancer. UVA rays, the most abundant source of solar UV radiation at the earth’s surface, penetrate beyond the top layer of skin and are the primary cause of premature skin aging. UVA can even pass through glass, for example while in the car driving. UVB rays penetrate less deeply, and are the cause of sunburn. There are mineral blocks and chemical blocks.  Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are the only two mineral­ based sunscreen ingredients. Titanium Dioxide effectively protects in the UVB and into the UVA range, Zinc Oxide is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreens with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide protect the skin primarily by reflection, refraction, diffusion, and absorption. I highly recommend mineral blocks to help protect my clients skin after treatment. 

Unsightly Ear Hairs…Oh My!!

Turkish Hair Singeing is this really the way you want to remove those stubborn hairs on your ears? I didn't think so.

Why do men go bald yet have unruly eyebrows, sprout hair on their ears, and tip of the nose as they age? Our bodies are a complex system of cells working in unison. We never give it much thought when everything is in balance. As we age our estrogen levels drop creating an imbalance and only then do we give notice. We all have two types of hair. Terminal hairs are the dark hairs you find on the head, eyebrows, beard, pubic, and underarm area. Vellus hair is the soft fine hair we know as “peach fuzz”. The follicles on each area of the body respond differently to an excess of androgen hormones. Follicles with vellus hairs that are on the ears, nose, and chin, will grow thicker and darker. On the other hand the follicles on the scalp may convert testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which shrinks the follicles. This is genetic and scientists do not know exactly why this happens to some and not others. Tired of seeing hair on your ears, or that one hair on your nose? Want to get rid of it once and for all? As an Electrologist I remove hair permanently! Call today!

Radio Interview Conny's Health and Fitness Radio Show Boca Raton Part 2

 Listen to Part 2 of my interview on Conny Gyuras Health and Fitness Radio Show... and hear about how you can get rid of those unsightly ear hairs and that one pesky hair on the tip of your nose permanently.   Let's face it those ear hairs are really unattractive!  Ladies send your husbands and boyfriends in and never have to look at those hairs again!  Electrolysis is for everyone not just women. 

Radio Interview Conny's Health and Fitness Radio Show Boca Raton Part 1

Listen as Conny and I discuss Electrolysis and it's benefits.  I know there are many women out there who are "sick and tired of being sick and tired" of dealing with stubborn facial hair.  I had a new client arrive yesterday saying she was feeling so bad and embarrassed about the hair on her face and neck. She was nervous to come in and nervous about the treatment.  After the first treatment she made an appointment to come back in three days.  She is so grateful to have found a solution and thanked me for my kindness and making her experience so easy.  There is no need to suffer in silence.

Get Noticed for the Hair you Want!

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Get noticed for the hair you want! Let's face it you want to make a statement...but not with hair on your face that doesn't belong there! As an Electrologist I can help you to get rid of the hair that may be causing you to feel self conscious, wondering if everyone else can see it.  Give me a call TODAY 561-866-7400

Electrolysis for transgenders

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, has brought much-needed awareness to the gender transformation process. Of course, many individuals have experienced this life-changing event prior to the broadcast of her journey, but it gives a much larger audience a glimpse into everything that the process entails. 

As she settles into her new identity, she revealed that she went through the process of electrolysis for two years back in the early 1980s. Typical at-home hair removal methods don’t produce the same results as permanent options and they require much more upkeep. 

Passing as a woman after the change isn’t everyone’s main objective, but the desire for silky-smooth skin is top-of-mind for most who choose to make the gender change. Out of all the hair removal methods offered, the only true permanent hair removal method available is electrolysis. 

Preliminary insight to electrolysis: 

  1. How long will the process take? This depends on the areas you want treated and the density of the hair in the particular area. Typical facial hair removal for transsexual women take 100 to 400 hours of treatment time. 
  2. How much does electrolysis cost? Again, it depends on the density of your hair. My rate is $95 per hour, this is the industry standard in Boca Raton, but prices may vary depending on your technician. Since each hair is targeted individually by the technician, it’s important to work with someone experienced, as they will have a better eye and precision technique, which will allow them to cover a larger area faster.
  3. How much discomfort will I experience? It depends on the person and their skin sensitivity, but it is generally considered to be tolerable. 
  4. How will my skin react? Most people experience temporary redness and swelling. Other serious side effects may arise, but they are rare. I’d be happy to go over them in our initial consultation, but with my experience any complications are unlikely. 
  5. At what point during my transition should I start electrolysis? Treatment is generally started early in the process because it is one of the most visible changes and it takes a few years to complete.

Do you have more in-depth questions that were not addressed in this post? Send me a private email and I’ll provide a response as soon possible.

Why do women have to experience new hair growth as they age?

In our culture and society, women regard smooth skin highly. Any hair growth, particularly excessive hair growth in highly visible areas, is a concern. Our focus on hair growth begins at puberty and continues throughout most of our lives. 

Unfortunately, hair growth patterns change during the course of a woman's life, often unexpectedly. Sometimes an abrupt change in hair growth could signify an underlying medical condition, but often it's simply a result of aging. 

What causes additional hair growth in aging women? 

The shift in hormones is primarily responsible for heavier and thicker hair growth in the face and neck area. As women age, they naturally go through different hormonal changes. As they start to go through menopause, their levels of free circulating androgen hormones may begin to rise as the levels of estrogen decrease. 

Other factors to consider are hereditary and ethnic backgrounds. If both of your parents had abundant hair, then it is likely that you'll have a lot of hair in your later years as well. 

What is abnormal?

Only a doctor could accurately determine if there are any abnormal reasons for excessive hair growth. He or she would have to evaluate your medical history, family history and test for testosterone levels. 

What are the most common medical treatments for abnormal hair growth?

Typically it is caused by hormonal changes, thus doctors may treat using hormonal contraceptives. These prescriptions contain estrogen and progestin, which help balance the ratio of estrogen to androgen. There are also anti-androgen drugs that are taken to block the androgens from connecting to your body's receptors. 

Topical treatments include creams, that may slow down the growth process, but do not get rid of the existing hair. 

Hair removal options: 

While hair growth can be a bit annoying, it can also be treated. There are many popular at-home methods that have worked for decades and there are permanent hair removal methods that can take care of new unsightly hairs forever. 

Once you have discussed the cause of the excessive hair growth with your doctor and feel that it is being properly managed, you should set an appointment with a hair removal specialist. If you're in the Boca Raton area and are interested in a one-on-one consultation, I'd be more than happy to discuss your options.

Permanent hair removal for athletes

Many types of athletes could benefit from permanent hair removal. Swimming is one of the sports most commonly associated with hair removal. They usually remove hair from their entire body, as the smoother skin surface allows them to glide more easily through the water; even gaining the fraction of a second could mean coming first in place. Being hair-free also makes wearing swimsuits and other tight uniforms more comfortable to wear. 

Cyclists have also noted improved healing of wounds. In many sports such as this one, it’s common to fall and experience road rash or other cuts on areas with a lot of hair growth, including legs and arms. During scabbing, the scrapes can clump hair together, causing discomfort as individual hairs from the surrounding area are tugged.

Permanent hair removal options: 

Laser: Certain lasers can claim to be “permanent hair reduction,” but not quite total hair removal by the FDA’s standards. On good candidates, the hair reduction can be 80 to 90 percent. Depending on your goals, skin/hair contrast, and if you’re willing to supplement hair removal with ongoing light shaving, this may be a good option for you. 

Electrolysis: This is the only method approved by the FDA as “permanent hair removal.” However, each area will take slightly longer to treat than with the laser, since each individual follicle is treated by the technician. 

If you’d like to learn more about the process and a personalized suggestion based on your hair, skin type, and area, I’d be more than happy to advise. Let’s schedule a meeting at a my Boca Raton office.

Myth or Fact: Face-Shaving for Women

Women have been shaving their faces for many decades now. Some of history’s most beautiful women, including Marilyn Monroe, have been known to take part in this procedure. However, there are still myths floating around that would deter a woman from shaving her face. 

Fact or Myth?

MYTH: The peach fuzz on your face will grow back thicker after shaving. This theory started going around because after people shave, they feel the stubby regrowth of the hair and incorrectly assumed that the hair was thicker. When a hair grows from the root, it will have a slightly pointed tip, which makes it feel finer to the touch. However, when you shave the hair and cut it at the base, it creates a blunt end that is the same thickness from root to tip. Thus, the shaved hair feels thicker.

FACT: Face shaving works as a form of exfoliation. There’s actually a name for this, it’s called dermaplanning. Some dermatologists may even prefer this to exfoliating with a scrub, since it actually removes deep layers of dead skin cells, instead of just moving them around. 

FACT: It makes your skin appear more radiant. The combination of exfoliation and hair removal will allow products to penetrate deeper, this includes creams and makeup. Also, the removal of dead skin cells will encourage new cell growth, which is responsible for the nice glow you notice after exfoliation. 

MYTH: The hair will grow back darker after shaving. People have falsely come to this conclusion because the hair that has grown back isn’t sun-bleached yet. 

FACT: You can get ingrown hairs on your face from shaving. Ingrown hairs are less likely to be a problem with thinner, straight hair, but it’s always a possibility. 

So now that you know what’s a rumor and what’s factual, are you more likely to try face shaving? Maybe you would like to consider permanent hair removal options, such as laser hair removal or electrolysis? If you’d like to learn more about your options, lets schedule a free consultation in my Boca Raton hair removal office.

Folliculitis on Dark Skin

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Folliculitis can happen on all skin types, but is most prevalent in dark, African-American skin. Mild cases are often referred to as razor bumps and can be treated at home with basic self-care methods, such as keeping the area clean and using some type of over-the-counter antibacterial cream. 

Due to the coarseness of African-American hair and skin texture combination, the razor bumps can have a much higher occurrence. If the folliculitis becomes infected it can cause permanent scarring to the affected area. Additionally, infection can spread if not medically treated.

In order to avoid future occurrences of folliculitis, people will often seek permanent hair removal methods; as this is the only way to prevent ingrown hairs 100 percent. Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal has come a long way and it can be performed on dark skin. However, it needs to be administered by a skilled technician, since there are specific machines that should be used and the technician must be very comfortable with the proper settings to use. If done incorrectly it can cause hyper pigmentation and scarring in the treated areas. 

Alternative to laser hair removal for dark skin: 

If you’re considering permanent hair removal on an area that is highly visible, such as the face, neck, or armpits, you may not be completely comfortable with the risk of hyper pigmentation and scarring. If that’s the case, there is an alternative: electrolysis. 

Electrolysis works quite differently from laser hair removal, as it allows the technician to treat each hair individually. Thus you’re not relying on the machine to find the hair follicles, but rather a human eye. The risk of scarring when done by a skilled technician is much lower than with laser treatments. 

Do you have more questions about permanent hair removal on dark skin? I’m an experienced and certified, laser and electrolysis technician in Boca. I would love to answer any questions.

How to Recognize and Prevent Ingrown Hairs

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Ingrown hairs aren’t a serious health concern, but they can be annoying and sometimes leave scars. In certain circumstances they can also become infected and you may need a doctor to remove the hair and prescribe antibiotics. In men, the most common area to develop ingrown hairs are the face and neck, due to constant shaving combined with the coarse hair growth. Women often experience problems in the bikini area and armpits. 

Often, ingrown hairs will look like irritated, red bumps. Sometimes you are able to see the actual hair under the skin’s surface, other times the hair may be deeper under the skin. If it has become infected, you will probably notice some pus in the bump and it may cause discomfort. They may appear as a single bump or as many tiny bumps in a small area. When you have many of these tiny bumps they can also be itchy and uncomfortable. 

The only true solution to ingrown hairs is permanent hair removal, such as electrolysis. However, there are steps, provided by webmd, that  you can take to prevent ingrown hairs: 

  • Exfoliate prior to shaving. Removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin will prevent pores from clogging and leaving hairs trapped below the surface. 
  • Shave with a sharp, single-blade razor. The additional blades on razors give a closer shave, but a closer shave promotes ingrown hair growth. 
  • Use warm water and shaving cream when shaving. 
  • Rinse the blade with water after every stroke. 
  • Apply a cool washcloth to the area after shaving to reduce irritation and swelling.

We left out some of the tips that included leaving stubble and not shaving too closely because we know that people are often looking for that smooth shave. If ingrown hairs, particularly with infections, are a recurring problem for you, then we should set up a free consultation to discuss electrolysis as a treatment option for your problem areas.

Electrolysis During Pregnancy

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Electrolysis treatment during pregnancy may become a concern for a couple of reasons. The first may be that you began the treatment prior to becoming pregnant and you still have a few more sessions remaining for the completion of treatment. Second may be that you are pregnant and have noticed excessive hair growth. 

We’ll address both of these separately: 

Continuing treatment during pregnancy - There hasn’t been a lot research done with regards to the effect of electrolysis on pregnancy. However, this system has been around for over a 100 years and there hasn’t been any correlations between pregnancy complications and electrolysis, which means that risk is very low. The only caution I might express is for anyone treating their nipples, since the area is very sensitive, particularly if breastfeeding. 

Treating new hair growth during pregnancy - You may start noticing excessive hair growth during pregnancy that wasn’t there before. Don’t be alarmed, it’s quite normal due to the flux of hormones. For this particular instance, my recommendation is to wait until after the pregnancy since most, if not all, of the hair usually disappears on it’s own after the baby arrives. In the meantime it is okay to shave the hair. As an Electrologist we never condone tweezing! Contrary to popular belief, shaving facial hair will not cause it to grow out thicker and there are razors that are specially made for women to remove facial hair. 

If you have additional concerns about hair removal during pregnancy that were not addressed in this post, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment below or to contact me privately for a free consultation.

Permanent Hair Removal of Facial Hair for Men

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Permanent hair removal methods are generally targeted towards women, but men are just as concerned with being well-groomed. If anything, men with facial hair might spend more time grooming on a daily basis than women. 

Beards are currently very popular, but beard maintenance requires precise shaving and contouring. The process is very time consuming, considering the amount of care that must be taken to properly shave the neck and cheeks while trying to cause minimal irritation. 

Permanent hair removal would increase comfort, since many men experience irritation and itching in the neck area when hair begins to regrow. The discomfort is amplified by the warm climate and humidity in Boca Raton. The cheeks are also prone to ingrown hairs from repeated shaving, which could be another cause of discomfort. 

Electrolysis is the optimal choice for hair removal that requires precision. The added benefit is that it is effective on all types of hair and skin, regardless of coarseness or texture. This means that it can be used in any area surrounding the face, including: ears, eyebrows, cheeks, and neck.

Basically, if there is any area that you find yourself repeatedly shaving or tweezing, you should consider permanently removing the hair from that area. At first it will require an investment of time and money, but it will be well worth it for a lifetime of not having to worry about these areas. It will mean more mornings of hitting the snooze button just one more time and knowing that you will still look presentable at the office.

If you would like to discuss electrolysis for your facial hair, let’s schedule an appointment in my Boca Raton office.

Pros and Cons of Electrolysis

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If you’re considering hair removal options, you probably want to know everything about electrolysis before deciding if this is the method for you. To help guide you through the decision, I want to provide you with an unbiased breakdown for the pros and cons of this hair removal system.

Pros: 

Electrolysis is permanent - Once treatment is complete, you can rest assured knowing that hair removal investment will never fail. 

No more ingrown hairs - Many people suffer from ingrown hair caused from hair removal treatments, but with this treatment you will never have to worry about it again. 

Electrolysis is FDA approved - Actually, it is the only method approved by the FDA as a permanent hair removal method. Electrolysis delivers consistent results and can be applied with acute precision, since each hair is zapped manually by the technician. 

It works on everyone - Unlike laser hair removal, this system doesn’t rely on picking up the pigmentation of the hair for accuracy. As stated above, each hair is targeted by the technician, providing consistent results regardless of hair color and texture, or skin color and texture. 

Cons: 

Time consuming - Since each hair is zapped individually by the technician, the amount of time any given area will take depends on the size and density of the hair. For example, the upper lip can take no more than 30 minutes per session. 

Electrolysis can discolor skin - It’s rare, but if the hair isn’t hit precisely, it can cause hyperpigmentation to the surrounding skin. The damage is minor and depends on the skin reaction of each individual. Also, damage can be mitigated by a highly skilled technician, as well as the use of sunscreen.

The process can be uncomfortable – Tolerance and sensitivity is different for each individual, as such opinions on whether it is more uncomfortable than laser treatments seems to vary. However, if you are more sensitive than others, you can always discuss the use of topical anesthetics with your technician. 

A key factor in your experience with this treatment will be the technician you work with. Meet with the technician prior to beginning treatment and discuss his or her training, certifications and experience. If you’re in Boca Raton and would like to meet for a free hair removal  consultation, feel free to send me a message and we’ll schedule a meeting right away

Temporary and Permanent Summer Hair Removal Tips

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Summer is right around the corner, in Boca Raton that means spending plenty of time at the beach. The main concern women have during this time of the year is keeping hair in check. Methods of hair management vary from temporary at-home methods, temporary methods at a local salon, to permanent treatments done by a professional.

Regardless of the method you find the most appealing, I’d like to offer a few tips on maintaining your skin's radiance during these crucial months: 

  • If shaving, do it after taking a warm shower. The shower causes blood vessels to dilate and the skin to plump, which results in exposure of the entire base of the hair follicle, thus achieving a closer shave.
  • Use shaving cream to moisturize. This is good for two reason: First, is that it softens the hair allowing the blade to cut it more easily. Second, is that it works to moisturize the skin combatting dryness from frequent shaving. 
  • Follow the hair removal with an astringent after shaving, depilation, or waxing. Astringents cause very slight swelling around the pores, preventing the hair from poking back into the skin. 
  • Use sunscreen on the area where you recently had treatment. It’s true that you should use it all the time, but areas that have recently had any hair removal will be particularly sensitive and vulnerable to sun damage. 

Unsightly hair is something that many women spend their lives fighting against, particularly in Boca Raton where the sun is always shining and every day seems perfect for soaking in the sun. I became a hair removal specialist to help fellow women with their needs. If you would like to discuss permanent hair removal solutions, please contact me.