FAQ

Everything you need to know about hair removal

How to Prep for Every Appointment

Your last shave should be at least 72 to 48 hours before your treatment. Doing so will ensure that the dead hairs have been removed and new growth will be present to kill effectively. Ice can be used before and after treatment to numb the area, this is also provided in our offices.

After Treatment Care

Above all, common sense and good personal hygiene promote healthy skin.

  • DO NOT RUB, SCRATCH OR SQUEEZE treated area(s).
  • Clean the area with a clean cotton ball or pad using Rubbing Alcohol/Witch Hazel three times a day for the three days after your treatment.
  • If needed, use only one of three things: aloe vera, triple antibiotic cream, or tea tree oil. Please apply to the area with a q-tip – never your fingers.
  • Do not wear make-up on treated area for 48 hours.
  • No sun exposure of treated area for 2 DAYS.
  • If small scabs appear do not scratch them away. Allow them to fall off naturally. This indicates a temporary healing process and it will disappear shortly.
  • REMEMBER some re-growth is to be expected. If you will return when the first re-growth occurs, the roots are shorter and therefore can be treated more effectiveness.

FDA Approved

Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method for permanent hair removal of all hair and skin type. With over 100 yrs of proven results it is clearly the only choice for anybody who has a problem with unwanted hair growth. All areas of the body can be treated – arms, legs, underarms, eyebrows, chin, back, upper lip – any area where permanent results are desired. 

Electrolysis is a very comfortable treatment that can be done in as little as 15 minutes. Depending upon the area and past method of removal, treatment time can last up to an hour. A series of treatments is necessary to achieve permanent results. Within a certain time frame, you too can claim results that will last a lifetime!

Electrolysis

How does it work?

Chantell, a professional licensed electrologist, inserts a sterile probe into the opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft.  A micro-pulse or thermal flash of controlled energy is then applied to destroying the dermal papilla. The hair shaft is released by the process and permanently removed.

How was it invented?

Electrolysis was invented in 1875 by an opthamologist looking for a way to permanently remove ingrown eyelashes. Charles E. Michel discovered that hair follicles did not regrow hair when subjected to the heat generated by electric currents. The method was soon accepted by the medical community and then adapted for treatment of excess hair on other parts of the body.

What are modalities?

A electrolysis devices can destroy the hair growth cells with heat energy, chemical energy, or both. The modality method of is chosen by the electrologist. There are three modalities in current use:

Galvanic electrolysis is a chemical process. The current produces a chemical reaction in the hair follicle eliminating the hair growth cell.

Thermolysis (also called short-wave) produces heat. This modality heats and destroys the hair growth cells in the follicle. A higher intensity current can be applied for less time in the follicle, or current can be used at lower intensity with longer timing.

The Blend method combines galvanic current with thermolysis current. Thermolysis heats up the chemical reaction in the follicle destroying hair growth cells.

What does it feel like?

You’ll likely feel a quick heat sensation or pinch. Discomfort is minimal for most individual but clients tolerances vary greatly. Keep in mind that some areas of the body are much less sensitive than others such as the upper lip. Bare Beaute’ can provide a numbing agent if necessary.

How long will my electrolysis treatment take

Depending on the area you want cleared, it could be a few minutes for an appointment to an hour for a larger area. The process of growth, rest, and replacement are known as the hair growth cycle. Hairs have differing cycles of growth, many of which are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. Since individual hairs are in different phases of the cycle at any given time, multiple treatments may be required to remove unwanted hair.  Most people who follow the recommended treatment plan can expect to be completed or nearly completed within 12 to 18 months. Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medications and stress influence the treatment program for each individual. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, Bare Beaute’ will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs. 

Is a consustation required?

No, because a brief consultation is given on the initial visit. 

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments cannot be determined due to a few different factors. The cycle of hair growth and the amount of hair that needs to be removed. The average timeframe is 12 to 18 months. However, smaller areas gain permanence faster with consistency.

How much do treatments cost?

Electrolysis cost depends on the amount of hair being removed and the size of the area being treated. Bare Beaute’ charges by timed sessions. The client picks the session that works best for them. 

Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth expected?

Most hair is eliminated the first time. However, some hairs can be stubborn and will take extra effort to remove.

What is the normal growth cycle of hair?

Hairs have differing cycles of growth, many of which are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. Plucking, shaving, and waxing affects the hair growth stage.

Does electrolysis have side effects on the skin?

Immediately following the treatment most individuals experience a slight redness, which varies with each person.

Can unwanted hair be removed anywhere on the body?

Yes, Electrolysis can be applied to facial and body parts. Electrolysis works on all skin tones and hair types.

Is electrolysis FDA approved?

Yes, electrolysis safely and permanently removes hair from all skin tones. It is the only FDA-approved permanent hair removal treatment. 

Laser

Is laser hair removal safe?

We use the safest laser in the industry and take special care to prepare you for laser hair removal with our Pre and Post care guide.

Does laser hair removal work?

Yes, when done properly, you can amazing results.

How permanent is laser hair removal?

Most clients can be 95% to 100% hair free. There is also several factors that can stimulate hair growth, such as hormones. Each client varies with results.

Is laser hair removal safe & effective on dark skin?

Yes! Our laser hair removal works on all skin tones.

Even the darkest of skin tones can be treated.

What body hair can I have removed with a laser?

We can help you reduce majority or unwanted hair just about anywhere on your body. Whether it’s your underarms, lip/chin, back, chest, bikini area — basically anywhere.

How long does a treatment take?

Treatments are so fast you could do them in 30 minutes or less. That’s including the drive over! 😎

Can I get laser hair removal if I have a tattoo?

Yes! If you have a tattoo, you can still get laser hair removal but not directly on the tattoos the same goes for removed tattoos. The reason is because, during treatment, the laser targets the pigment in your hair follicle to safely and effectively eliminate your hair at the root. However, the laser cannot tell the difference between ink pigment and hair follicle pigment.

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