Facial Hair Be Gone
Facial Hair Electrolysis
Facial hair can be an incredibly difficult problem to live with, even compared to unwanted hair elsewhere on the body. At least leg hair and belly hair can be strategically hidden under clothing. Dark, visible face fuzz is a cause of insecurity for many, and it can come about during puberty or be triggered by later hormonal shifts such as pregnancy or menopause. It can even be caused by medical issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, there are options out there that can take care of facial hair permanently. Electrolysis by Alison offers facial hair electrolysis for women and men who want a long-term method of removing facial hair.
Common Facial Hair Removal Requests
Everyone’s facial hair is different, and the requests for facial hair removal are highly individual. In 16+ years as an electrologist, Alison has been asked to help with permanent hair removal on just about any part of the face, including:
As a highly individual service, we recommend schedule a free phone consultation with Alison to discuss your particular facial hair situation and goals. Depending on how many (or few) hairs you are looking to get rid of, Alison will put together a treatment plan for you. You can then plan your schedule, and get an idea of how many sessions are required to address a particular area.
Safe and Effective
There are many reasons why our clients seek electrolysis for facial hair removal. Some are professionals who wish to present their best appearance at all times. Others want electrolysis for facial hair to remove stubborn or ingrown hair that requires too much maintenance. And still others want to remove unwanted hair that is a result of the normal aging process. All of these reasons are valid! Whatever your reason for considering electrolysis for facial hair removal, you should know these facts:
- Electrolysis and laser hair removal are not the same. Electrolysis for facial hair removal (or for the removal of unwanted hair anywhere on your body) works on any type of skin or hair. Laser hair removal cannot make that claim.
- Electrolysis for facial hair removal is more popular than ever. People who are tired of shaving or managing unwanted hair by tweezing or plucking are turning to the electrolysis solution to free them from the drudgery and discomfort of maintaining their unwanted hair.
- Electrolysis is time-tested, safe, and effective. Electrolysis was invented over 100 years ago and in that time, has benefited millions of people worldwide.
Does Electrolysis Permanently Remove Facial Hair?
Uniquely among the many hair removal methods available today (laser treatment, depilatory cream, shaving) electrolysis is recognized as a permanent method of hair removal by both the United States Food and Drug Association and the American Medical Association. The method by which electrolysis works is by inserting a very fine needle into the hair follicles, and either using an small amount of electricity or heat to target hair follicles’ ability to regrow hair. With this ability disabled, the hair will fall out of its own accord shortly after, and it will not grow back. This is the same procedure that electrologists use on many areas of the body, including the breasts, underarms, abdomen, bikini line, fingers and toes, legs, and back. Even more so than other types of body hair, though, electrolysis is suitable for removing dark hair on your face because it excels at rendering small areas of skin completely hairless, with next to no side effects. Unlike waxing or tweezing, ingrown hairs are not possible as a side effect of electrolysis. There is no chemical element to electrolysis unlike hair removal cream or wax, so you can’t have an allergic reaction.
PCOS Facial Hair & Electrolysis
Electrolysis is a very effective treatment for women with PCOS who suffer from unwanted facial hair. It is widely recommended by doctors and PCOS advocacy organizations. The hormonal imbalance caused by the cysts affects certain follicles, causing vellus hair (short, fine, barely visible) to stop growing and terminal hair (long, coarse, dark) to grow instead. Other hair removal methods, such as laser hair removal, can inadvertently activate adjacent follicles, triggering further terminal hair growth. Electrologists are unable to personally diagnose PCOS. However, typically in the initial consultation your electrologist will hold with you, they will ask questions in order to establish when and how your unwanted hair presented itself. Alison specializes in helping women with PCOS and other hormonal imbalances manage their terminal hair growth. While doctors often try to prescribe medication such as birth control pills to regulate hormone levels and mitigate PCOS symptoms, this approach can often lead to additional side effects and complications. Electrolysis is a direct approach to managing one symptom, with a string of proven results.
Why Use Electrolysis?
Besides the permanence of the treatment, there are many reasons to favor electrolysis over other approaches to hair removal.
- Universally effective: unlike modalities such as laser treatment, electrolysis is effective on 100% of hair types and skin tones.
- Pain: while electrolysis can cause mild discomfort, it is a great improvement over the burning and soreness that laser treatment can cause, the abrasions and ingrown hairs caused by waxing, and the allergic reactions caused by depilatory creams.
- Skin damage: when administered by a professional electrologist, there is an incredibly minute chance of skin damage such as hyperpigmentation. On the other hand, laser treatment and tweezing can cause lasting harm such as hyperpigmentation or scarring.
Any redness or soreness caused by the electrolysis procedure should abate within a 24 period. With the use of aloe, ice, or other soothing substances to manage the inflammation, this period can be shortened further.
How To Prepare For Facial Hair Removal
If you decide to come in for facial hair removal, Alison will provide recommendations for how to prepare for your session. These may include:
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser
- Avoid shaving or waxing for 3-4 days prior to your treatment so your hair is long enough to pull out
- Avoid using perfume or lotion on the day of your session
- Drink plenty of water
- (optional) Take an over the counter pain reliever
- Bring a book, magazine, or some music
Caring For Your Skin After Facial Hair Removal
After your session, you will receive specific care instructions for the area which was treated. Aftercare instructions may include:
- Apply a gentle moisturizer or aloe vera
- If using makeup, check the ingredients and if in doubt, ask Alison
- Avoid direct exposure to the sun for 24 hours: wear a hat, apply SPF 30+, or stay indoors if possible
- Avoid strenuous exercise
- Drink plenty of water
Electrolysis Hair Removal with Alison
Alison specializes in all types of hair removal for men and women, including electrolysis for facial hair. She has helped men and women of all ages, skin and hair types, regardless of how long they have been struggling with unwanted hair. In fact, she has probably helped someone just like you.
Alison’s goal is to help you regain lost confidence and joy through electrolysis for facial hair, whether it is removing hair from your upper lip, eyebrows, chin, or any location on your face. Electrolysis can help you experience the tremendous freedom that comes from being permanently free of unwanted facial hair. If you’ve ever tried to remove chin, cheek, sideburn, nose, or upper lip hair on your own, you know how much time and maintenance it takes. Electrolysis will save you hours, if not days, over the course of many years, to say nothing of the expense of hair removal procedures you’ll no longer have to worry about.
Alison’s electrolysis for facial hair is unique because in the more than 15 years she has been practicing, she has perfected a highly effective single-handed hair removal technique that results in quicker treatments and helps minimize discomfort. Alison believes her treatments are more than just the removal of unwanted hair, they are a type of therapy that replace tedious, temporary solutions. She has designed the electrolysis center with this philosophy in mind. It combines the sterility necessary for safe electrolysis with calm and soothing Alison’s warm, honest approach to electrolysis will help you easily navigate through a process that could be a positive life-changing event. She’ll get you on your way to a facial hair-free future with a smile. Treatment of a small area such as the upper lip or chin can take as little as 15 minutes per session.
Electrolysis is suggested for permanent hair removal and is the only technique approved by both the FDA and AMA. Call Alison today for more information about electrolysis for facial hair removal or to schedule a free initial consultation for first-time electrolysis clients: (323) 840-1711. Our clinic is in the Rancho Park area, with easy access from the neighborhoods of West LA, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Cheviot Hills, Palms, Sawtelle, Santa Monica, Culver City, Pico-Robertson, Mar Vista, Brentwood, Bel-Air, and more.