What Can I Expect at My First Electrolysis Appointment?

If you have chosen to move forward with electrolysis, you have made a wise choice. Electrolysis is the only option for permanent hair removal, and furthermore, the only permanent hair removal method recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Once you have had your initial consultation with a Certified Professional Electrologist (C.P.E.), you will have all the information you need regarding your upcoming treatments and more.

If you are preparing for your first session, you may feel a bit anxious, but there is no need. The process is usually no more painful than tweezing or waxing. In fact, many clients claim that tweezing and waxing are more painful than electrolysis! And with all the modern technological advancements made to electrology machines and equipment, the process is now much less painful than it was in the past.

To help ease your anxiety and help you prepare better, continue reading to learn what to expect from your first electrolysis treatment.

Indianapolis Electrology Clinic 317-845-1002
Indianapolis Electrology Clinic 317-845-1002

The Process of Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the process of using heat or chemical energy to permanently remove unwanted body hair by destroying the central growth cells of hair follicles. During the process of electrolysis, a very fine probe is inserted into a hair follicle, which in turn, activates an electric current to pass through the needle to the root of the hair, and thus, destroying the papilla. A papilla is a vascular process of connective tissue that extends into and nourishing the root of a hair. As a result of this electric current, the papilla becomes cauterized and the follicle should no longer produce hair.

You will get an individual IB Probe. Unlike regular “straight needles”, an IB Probe has insulation along its shaft which keeps discharge of electric current from appearing on it. The current is able to concentrate at the tip, where the IB Probe approaches the papilla. The tip of the IB Probe is non-insulated and slightly thicker than the insulated shaft. This ensures that contact between the IB Probe tip and papilla occurs. It also ensures that the IB Probe will not pierce the skin, and can only enter the skin at the opening of the hair follicle.

Paying for Electrolysis

Like any permanent cosmetic procedure, electrolysis is high-priced, but still quite affordable. The total cost will depend on several factors, such as the skin type, hair type, amount of hair being removed, and the number of treatments needed to achieve full results. This means that the total cost for electrolysis will differ from person to person. You can expect the average single treatment to cost between $50 and $100 per hour, or $10 to $15 per 100 hair follicles treated. To know for sure, simply consult an Indianapolis Certified Professional Electrologist (C.P.E.) to receive a personalized quote.

Your Ensuing Sessions

The total number of treatments mostly depends on your hair type and the amount of hair you wish to have removed, so the amount of sessions will differ from client to client.  But really, the total number of electrolysis treatments you will require for permanent hair removal is virtually impossible to know until the process begins. Electrolysis can take anywhere from 1 to 4 years on average; longer for facial hair removal. Most clients come in on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and sessions generally last between 15 and 60 minutes.

Professional Electrolysis in Indianapolis

Call Arborcrest Electrolysis at 317-845-1002 to learn more about electrolysis, including how to get started with our Indianapolis electrology services, today. You can also schedule a free initial consultations to learn your options for permanent hair removal, and receive a free quote for our services. Don’t settle for reoccurring hair growth any longer. Be absolutely radiant in your own skin!