Yes, it's permanent but not instantaneous!
How does this process work?
Electrolysis successfully kills off hairs in the growing part of the hair cycle. Since not all your hairs are growing at the same time, you will need a series of appointments over time to get all cycles of growth.
When people come to see me, they are usually in three possible situations: 1) they are plucking or waxing a given area or 2) shaving or trimming a given area or 3) just leaving the hair untouched.
Each situation has hairs in different parts of the hair cycle, and different quantity of hair to be removed. Therefore some individuals will require more treatment time then others.
Hair Follicle distortion
This refers to hairs that grow bent below and above the skin. Some hair is naturally distorted like pubic hair, darker skinned people naturally have wavy or curly hair on their face and head and people who pluck and wax can have damaged many follicles over time and caused this distortion factor.
Distorted follicles will be broken down by electrolysis first, their growth trajectory corrected ( hair will thin and slow considerably) and then permanently disabled over a series of treatments.
So how long or how many times does one hair take to die? It can be just once for simpler hair or upwards of 3-4 times for badly distorted hair. This is why consistent appointments following the growth cycle permanently gets rid of everything.
Electrolysis works in treatment time (hours and minutes) not in block sessions
Consultations are the way to go!
No one person has the same expectation as the next of the hair they want removed in a given area. So estimates of time and price are always based on individual cases. My job is to make sure your treatments are as effective as possible so that you can be well on your way in no time.
The most important question...Do you want a permanent solution?
When clients come to see me, I assess how long it will take to remove original growth ( original problem). This may take one or many appointments based on the severity of the situation. Someone who has been a chronic plucker and has 40 hairs on their chin will need different initial treatment time then someone with long peach fuzz. Appointments will always be closer at the beginning to make sure all bothersome hair is removed to pave the road for regrowth treatments. Regrowth treatments are always less time and further apart then initial sessions. Some clients will have very few regrowth sessions ( such as clients with fine upper lip hair) and others will need more regrowth sessions because of a badly plucked area ( common on woman's faces) or a larger area needs to be covered (like a man's back)
When you consider the impact your current situation is having on you, Electrolysis is well worth considering!!