Have you been told that your hair type or skin tone is the reason you are not a candidate for hair removal treatment? You should speak to a professional electrologist, because not only is electrolysis safe and effective for all types of hair and skin tones, it's also the only treatment that removes hair permanently.
If you have dark skin, you have a higher likelihood of having this type of facial or body hair, but it can appear with any skin tone. Straight hair can also become ingrown.
Curly hair is more prone to become ingrown or cause raised bumps on your skin. Coarse hair gets stuck underneath the skin. Attempting to manage these problems by temporary methods such as depilatories, shaving, or tweezing can just make them worse, causing scarring or discolored areas. These methods are very hard on your skin.
Electrolysis safely and permanently removes ingrown hairs and the curly, coarse hairs that tend to damage your skin without creating issues that occur with tweezing and other temporary methods of hair removal.
No. Electrolysis has proven to be a safe and effective procedure for all skin tones and types of hair. Your AEA electrologist will explain the treatment process and answer any specific questions you have. Find an AEA electrologist in your area
Answers to general questions about electrolysis are available on the FAQ page.
Did you know?
If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't treat the hairs. Tweezing, waxing, or threading before or between your hair removal appointments will only reduce the number of hairs your electrologist can remove (treat).
Before and After
26-year-old man with excessive beard hair on his neck. He had difficulty shaving this area which often resulted in the skin breaking out and the development of ingrown hairs. The "after" photo shows his neck clear of hair, pustules (breakouts) and ingrown hairs (bumps). Results were permanent.
Before and After
Publicity photo of a 25-year-old film/stage actor. The body hair was sculpted, not just removed. Hairs were cleared at the lower pectorals. Hair in the center of the chest was feathered to look normal. The stomach hair was thinned and shaped into a normal centerline. Only electrolysis can produce this natural and undetectable appearance. Results were permanent. (Electrologist: Mike Bono, Santa Barbara.)
For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.
Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.
Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.
Did you know?
Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.
Did you Know?
Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.
Electrologists' Association of California presents meaningful seminars and programs covering a variety of topics.