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Electrolysis Related Questions

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fdaapproved Electrolysis or Thermolysis is a FDA approved method of permanent hair removal (not permanent FDA approved reduction like with our LightSheer Diode Laser) that's been used for over 125 years. Thermolysis uses short wave current delivered by a small filament or needle that slides down and along the hair shaft. The Galvanic, Thermolysis or Blend method of hair removal may be a good choice when removing hair from small areas such as a person's eyebrows, chin, side burns, ears and lip area. As well, these methods may be necessary to use when your hair color is white, blond or red, since laser hair removal is not a good option for these hair colors.

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Not really, but again everyone's pain tolerance is different. Most people say it feels similar to when they tweeze out their own hair at home. Topical anesthetics can be used to make the electrolysis process more comfortable, if you like.

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Your skin will be somewhat red for a short time after an electrolysis treatment, but usually no longer than an hour. We will apply a soothing gel to the treated area right after the electrolysis treatment. It is necessary that you keep the treated area clean after your electrolysis treatment and perhaps apply an antibiotic ointment. Your skin should feel silky smooth after your electrolysis treatment, since the hairs slide out with tweezers during the electrolysis treatment.


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That depends on many different factors such as heredity,  physiological changes, malfunctions of the endocrine system, medication, topical influences, stress, what your looking to achieve, etc. Click here to see our electrolysis treatment pricing page.

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Electrolysis or Thermolysis requires a series of treatments and sometimes ongoing maintenance. Electrolysis is a relatively slow process because the first concern is always your skin. We must remove each individual hair and do so without damaging or scaring your skin in the process. Electrolysis is best for treating very small areas of the body like your chin, ears, side burns, eye brows and lip area. As well, electrolysis is necessary for White, Blond and Red hairs that are not suitable targets for laser hair removal treatments. For larger areas of the body, and provided you are a good candidate, your best hair removal treatment option is using the LightSheer Diode laser hair removal system.


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That usually depends on where your hair may be in the hair growth process. Initially it could be weekly, but most of our clients come in every 6 weeks for electrolysis treatments. After a series of electrolysis treatments, hair removal maintenance involves much less frequent visits, if at all.


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No, you can't tweeze or wax yours hairs in between electrolysis treatments. This would mean your hairs would not be visible when you come in for your electrolysis treatments. You may still trim your hair with scissors, shave or bleach them if you like.


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Yes, absolutely we use disposable, one-time use only, needles and a surgical grade autoclave for the tweezers we use to slide the hair out with each electrolysis treatment.


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Usually a day or two’s hair growth allows us enough visibility to see and treat your hairs during any electrolysis treatment.


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Very simply you will notice a big difference in your hair re-growth. You will notice there are fewer hairs growing back , the area will be less dense, the re-growth will be finer and softer.


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Yes, makeup may be used after your electrolysis treatments. New makeup is recommended to help reduce the possibility of infection.

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Yes, all our staff members that perform Texas electrolysis on our patients are certified electrologists.

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Yes, electrolysis can definately help if you suffer from ingrown hairs or folliculitus problems.

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Galvanic Electrolysis is one of the three different types of electrolysis styles practiced by electrologists around the world. Galvanic Electrolysis is when a DC current passes through the needle, causing a chemical reaction in the hair follicle. This chemical reaction produces sodium hydroxide, also know as lye, which destroys the hair follicle.

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Thermolysis Electrolysis is one of the three different types of electrolysis styles practiced by electrologists around the world. Thermolysis Electrolysis is when a AC (or short wave) current passes through the needle causing vibration in the water molecules surrounding the hair follicle which produces heat. (Similar to the principle behind a microwave oven.) The heat damages the hair follicle. This method is much faster than Galvanic or Blend in that larger areas can be cleared at one treatment. Also, it is considered the most comfortable method. 

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Blend Electrolysis is one of the three different types of electrolysis styles practiced by electrologists around the world. The Blend Electrolysis method tries to combine the benefits of both Galvanic and Thermolysis electrolysis methods by passing an AC and a DC current through the needle at the same insertion. 

Laser Hair Removal Related Questions

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Laser hair removal is a procedure by which hair is removed from the body by utilizing a long pulse laser. Lasers are developed and designed from years of research. The laser parameters are carefully defined by studying the anatomy of the hair follicle and precisely matching the laser light and pulse duration to the follicle size, depth and location to inhibit the re-growth of the hair.

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fdaapproved We use the state-of-the-art Lightsheer Diode Laser, which is a Cass 4 medical laser. The Lightsheer Diode Laser is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. To watch a informative video informercial on the Light Sheer Diode Laser click here --> laser hair removal.


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No, at this time there has been no indepth laser hair removal studies that have been done on pregnant women.


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No, we strongly recomend you don't tweeze or wax between your laser hair removal treatments. Trimming your hair with scissors or shaving between laser hair removal treatments is the best protocol to use.


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Makeup may be used after your laser hair removal treatments. New makeup is recommended to help reduce the possibility of infection.


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Hair re-growth occurs on people at different rates on different areas of the body and hair has a different length of life on each part of the body. For example the length of life for the hair on your scalp is from four to seven years while the length of life for an eyelash hair is four to six months.


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To be completely honest there is no definitive answer anyone can tell you, if someone does try to tell you an exact answer there plain old lying to you. What we can say with the decade of laser hair removal experience we've had with thousands of hair removal patients as well as numerous case studies from the laser manufacturer is this...Six laser hair removal treatments can reduce 80-90% of your body hair if your the best case candidate having both dark hair and light skin or complexion. Client results will always vary with their hair color, skin tone, harmone levels, age, exposure to sun, hereditary, etc.


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The Lightsheer Diode Laser is approved for all Fitzpatrick skin chart types I-IV. To see the Fitzpatrick skin chart please click here.

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Anywhere from 5 to 30 days after your laser hair removal treatment, shedding of the hair may occur and may even appear as new hair growth which is completely normal. You may help this hair shedding process by washing and gently exfoliating during baths and showers.


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In short it doesn't exactly tickle and feel good. Don't let other laser hair removal centers fool you with lies and hype. It's next to impossible to tell you how the laser will feel on your body, since every single person has a different pain threshold and reaction to the laser. Many people say it feels a lot like getting a tattoo, others say it feels like being snapped by a rubber band and others say they can barely feel the laser at all. Topical anesthetics are sometimes used to make the laser hair removal treatments more comfortable and it's possible (you would have to ask them) your doctor could prescribe you a mild pain killer as well for the laser hair removal treatments. Please don't come in drunk though, if you think that will help with your pain tolerance. This isn't a tattoo parlor after all.Tongue out


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Laser is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is a device that emits light (electromagnetic radiation) through a process called stimulated emission. Laser light is usually spatially coherent, which means that the light either is emitted in a narrow, low-divergence beam, or can be converted into one with the help of optical components such as lenses.

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That depends on many different factors such as heredity, physiological changes, malfunctions of the endocrine system, medication, topical influences, stress, what your looking to achieve, what area of the body you want treated, etc. Click here to see our current Texas laser hair removal pricing page.

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Yes, laser hair removal treatments can definitely help you if you suffer from ingrown hairs or folliculitus problems.

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There is no laser in the world that has received FDA clearance for a claim of permanent hair removal. However,
the Light Sheer Diode Laser was the first to be cleared by the FDA for permanent hair reduction. That is defined by the FDA as 85% or greater hair reduction. It is possible that follicles in the treated area, while not being completely destroyed, will be sufficiently disabled to the point where they produce only very fine, light hairs that do not respond to further laser hair removal treatment. This is backed up by several years of extensive clinical studies and you should be wary of anyone or laser hair removal advertisement that claims otherwise.

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That depends. The only medications that are prohibited for laser hair removal treatments are Accutane and Retin-A, which must be discontinued prior to any laser hair removal treatments. Sun sensitizing medications and St. John's Wart may require additional test spots. During your free hair removal consultation, we’ll go over any medications or supplements that your currently taking to help determine the appropriate steps to take. It's also always smart to consult with your doctor before any laser hair removal treatment.

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fdaapproved The LightSheer™ Diode was the first laser to be cleared by the FDA for permanent hair reduction. The LightSheer Diode laser is specifically designed for hair removal only. What this means is unlike most other lasers that are being used like a Swiss Army knife for several different things. The Lightsheer Diode was designed ONLY for laser hair removal and nothing else. We have chosen the LightSheer Diode Laser because of the extensive years of clinical research, that demonstrates its effectiveness for permanent hair reduction. We’ve used the LightSheer Diode Laser for almost 10,000 treatments, so we know it works and provides the kind of long term hair removal results that our patients have come to expect from us.

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fdaapproved Yes. The LightSheer Diode laser is FDA approved and was developed from several years of research at the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, one of the world’s leading medical laser research centers. The LightSheer laser is pulsed, or “turned on”, for only a fraction of a second and the duration of each pulse is just long enough to disable your hair follicles. Another unique component of the LightSheer Diode is the  cooled sapphire tip that was designed to protect the skin by actively cooling it before, during and after the laser light is transmitted. The laser tip also draws off heat from the skin surface, which further protects the skin from injury.

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Yes anything is possible. Like getting attacked by a shark in the ocean, struck by lighting or someone die's undergoing a routine almost no-risk-at-all surgery when put under general anesthesia (it happens everyday somewhere in the world). Bottomline ANY laser procedure  with ANY laser in ANY industry can possibly cause scarring, and this is included as a potential risk on most consent forms you will sign prior to your laser hair removal treatment.

However, the risk of scarring from laser hair removal is very rare (otherwise the FDA would not had approved the LightSheer Diode Laser for laser hair removal) and is a function of many things including: The experience, skill, knowledge and training of the laser hair removal specialist, your particular ability to heal from laser hair removal treatments, the type of laser your using (we recommend FDA approved lasers only) and the amount of melanin pigment in your skin.

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That depends on many different factors, sorry there is no one size fits all answer. One of the biggest advantages of laser hair removal is the pure speed of the laser hair removal treatment process in combination with the long lasting permanent results. For example, to remove excessive hair from your back with laser hair removal usually takes about an hour or so depending your body size. In stark contrast, a full back electrolysis hair removal treatment process can take up to and over 225 hours! WOW! 

General Questions

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Our hours are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, 10am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

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Yes, we accept all major credit cards, money orders, cashiers checks, PayPal and personal checks for your convenience.


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Our laser hair removal and electrolysis studio is located at 1513 W. Koenig Lane • Austin, Texas 78756. Please click here to go to Google Maps for detailed directions.


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Yes, and we don't just have boring written hair removal testimonials for you to view, either. We have by far the largest collection of video and audio testimonials from our patients than any other laser hair removal or electrolysis treatment center in the country! To watch and listen to all our video and audio hair removal testimonials from our happy patients, please click here.


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Yes, but that is a case by case basis consideration One very common example where this could happen would be if you have some dark hairs around your chin and a few white or grey ones as well. We can remove the light hairs with electrolysis and then treat the dark hairs with laser hair removal.

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Yes, 100% of the time we wear disposable one-time use latex gloves when we are working on your skin and hair. This is the same protocol as doctors, nurses and surgeons. We use non-latex gloves with latex sensitive clients.

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Human hair has three different stages of growth. They are called Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Anagen is the active growing stage, Catagen is the transitional stage and Telogen is the resting or shedding stage. To see images of the the three different stages of the hair growth process and for more information about this please click here.

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Cheryl Piquard and the Laser & Electrolysis Studio have been removing unwanted or excessive hair on people for over 35 years. We have certified electrologists and laser hair removal professionals on staff for your upmost efficacy.

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Yes, we sell laser hair removal and electrolysis packages at large discounts off our single hair removal treatment prices. For details on all our hair removal pricing please click here.

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Yes, but this can only be done with your doctor’s permission first.

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Yes, our entire staff works with both straight, gay and transgender clients whole heartedly. We offer complete privacy that allows for maximum comfort for our transgender electrolysis and laser hair removal clients. Our transgender friendly services include beard and mustache removal as well as pre-SRS genital hair removal, bikini line and all other body parts.

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Yes, we try to be as accomodating as possible, within reason, knowing full well our client's different and hectic schedules. Please just call or email us for a date and time.  We truly look forward to working with you..

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Yes/No. We've treated people 90 years old, so no there is no maximum age limit to have electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments. However, you must be age 18 or older for us to begin any of our hair removal treatments, unless we have written permission from your parent or guardian.

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The Laser & Electrolysis Studio's business phone number is 512-459-6353. You can also email us on our contact page.

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No, not at this time. Every medical insurance company has different rules regarding what they will or will not cover in a medical insurance policy, so no harm in asking them. Laser hair removal and electrolysis are out-of-pocket expenses. Unwanted excessive hair for many people is more than just a physical condition, also, it  may have a huge negative emotional, mental and sexual impact on someone's life and the people close to them.

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We can and have with electrolysis and laser hair removal, removed unwanted hair from almost every inch (literally every crevice you can imagine or don't want to imagine for that matter ) on a person's body. The only area we don't treat at least with the laser is the area very close to a person's eyes. Please refer to the Most Common Areas on our Hair Removal Myths/Options page.

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PayPal logo Yes, you can pay us for hair removal services via PayPal online. We also accept and highly recommend the PayPal debit card that is available through PayPal for free. www.paypal.com


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LGBT or GLBT is an initialism referring collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. We at the Laser & Electrolysis Studio are GLBT friendly and that can be seen firsthand by our many GLBT video and audio hair removal testimonials.

 
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