For Teens


Electrolysis for Teens

How beneficial is electrolysis for teens? Teenagers can struggle with all kinds of body image issues. It is a difficult time, between problems with body odor, greasy skin and hair, awkward proportions and growth spurts, and body hair growing in. While it is always best for a young person to develop their self-confidence from within, it can be a definite boost to have outside help. At Electrolysis by Alison, we are fully trained and equipped to handle the sensitive matter of electrolysis for teens.

What Causes Unwanted Hair Growth?

Unwanted facial hair growth, whether it be between the eyebrows, on your upper lip, chin, or the sides of your face, can be caused by a number of factors. Genetics are a major factor: around half of all Hispanic women experience facial hair on their upper lip, but fewer women of other races have this issue. Hormones are another common cause of facial hair growth. PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, can affect teenage girls, with the body generating more androgens (such as testosterone) causing more hair growth and acne. There are also some medications that can trigger these hormone imbalances.

Electrolysis for Facial Hair Removal

When you’re coming into your adult face and under the gaze of so many people– peers, family members, even strangers– it can be a terrible blow to your self-esteem to have to contend with unwanted facial hair coming in. Dark facial hair on the lip, chin, or elsewhere on the face can draw attention away from other features and undermine your overall appearance. Even finer facial hair can be problematic in large amounts. Luckily, electrolysis is perfect for facial hair removal.

Can Teens Get Electrolysis?

Did you know that women with facial hair spend an average of 104 minutes a week managing it? That’s over five times as long as the average man, who spends 20 minutes a week shaving. Doesn’t seem fair, does it? Think about how much time that is over a year: 104 minutes a week adds up to over 90 hours, or nearly 4 days. Now imagine what you could do with those 90 hours if they were given to you to do literally anything else. What would you achieve?

You don’t have to simply imagine. Electrolysis is a permanent solution to the problem of body and facial hair. After a handful of short treatments, you can say goodbye to the problem of facial hair for the rest of your life. Other depilatory treatments may claim to keep hair away for good, but electrolysis is the only hair removal treatment whose claim of permanency is supported by the FDA. Teens are not only able to get electrolysis, teens are the demographic for which it makes the most economic sense to get electrolysis, since they will get greater value out of the benefits of permanent hair removal. If you are the parent of a teen, consider the dividends of making this long-term investment in their future happiness.

Permanent Hair Removal for Teens

Especially for teenagers, who have things like acne to worry about on their faces, we don’t recommend other hair removal options  like wax or tweezing facial hair. Besides the pain and redness they cause, broken skin and bleeding invites skin infections that teens are especially susceptible to. Plucking hairs can cause the hair follicle to regrow a hair that is coarser and darker, making it even more visible. This technique also increases the likelihood of painful and unsightly ingrown hairs. Shaving is less hazardous, but requires constant maintenance in order for stubble not to reemerge. Depilatory creams can chemically coax out stubborn facial hair, but risk irritation and prolonged issues with skin pigmentation. Laser therapy is expensive and limited in its effectiveness. Most laser machines are configured primarily for light-skinned people, and will struggle to work well on darker skin tones. This is, understandably, not very helpful to many women who want laser hair remova, as unwanted facial hair is a problem for a greater proportion of dark-skinned women. Perhaps worst of all, after the discomfort and expense of laser therapy, it doesn’t actually permanently disable the follicle, only removing the current hair growing from it. Only electrolysis, with its precise method of targeting every individual hair follicle currently growing dark hair, is thorough enough to permanently remove unwanted facial or body hair from the desired area.

How Long Does It Take for Teens to Overcome Unwanted Hair with Electrolysis?

Depending on the size of the area, a typical electrolysis session can take between 15 and 60 minutes. For most facial work, sessions will trend shorter. Bear in mind that at Electrolysis by Alison, Alison’s expert technique cuts this amount of time down to between 10 and 20 minutes. Regardless of where you go, it will be necessary to book at least one follow-up session in order to zap inactive follicles that the initial session cannot target.

Are There Any Side Effects of Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a sophisticated treatment technique that requires certification in most states, including California. A certified electrologist should be able to provide quality treatment with minimal side effects. The more experienced and careful an electrologist is, the better. Side effects you can expect to experience at least a little of are tenderness in the treated areas, redness, and possible swelling. All of these side effects are temporary and can disappear in as little as a few hours.

Should I Shave Between Appointments?

It’s not advised to shave or otherwise remove hair between appointments, as electrolysis is only effective on hair that’s not in its ‘resting phase’. Follicles that have had their hairs removed or clipped short are not able to be targeted by the electrolysis equipment. The most efficient and effective way to use electrolysis is to let your hair grow so that it can be easily targeted by the electrologist for removal.

Are There Other Uses of Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is not only useful for facial hair removal. There are many other applications. If you have arm or armpit hair that you or your teen are self-conscious about, electrolysis can help with that. Electrolysis can also be used for unwanted back hair, leg hair, hair on fingers, feet, and toes.

Why You Need Electrolysis by Alison

When you’re choosing an electrologist for teens that’s going to suit your requirements, you should definitely consider Electrolysis by Alison. With over 19 years of experience serving the people of Los Angeles, Alison is an exceptional electrologist with a highly efficient technique. Just as important, though, is her clinical manner, which ensures that clients feel safe and comfortable while receiving treatment. Alison is adept at putting people at their ease, getting to the heart of what they need, and supporting them in their beauty goals. If you want your electrologist to be both skilled and supportive, you need look no further.



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