How do I find an electrologist?
Most electrologists are found in the yellow pages or though word of mouth from a relative or friend.
Guidelines for selecting an electrologist include:
The electrologist and their facility should be professional.
The electrologist should demonstrate that they have received appropriate training in the field of electrolysis from an accredited school of electrolysis.
They should appear knowledgeable and be able to answer questions about electrolysis with ease.
Electrologists should be willing to discuss their sterilization and sanitation measures. Use of a pre-sterilized single use disposable filament (needle) is a must.
Membership in an electrolysis association is beneficial because it indicates exposure to and interest in electrolysis practice and developments.
Does it hurt?
Electrolysis is not painless but sensitivity is individual and areas treated are different in sensitivity. The more relaxed you are the less you feel.
Is electrolysis safe?
Yes, when you are in the care of a trained professional electrologist.
How many treatments are needed?
An electrolysis treatment program must be tailored to meet each individual client’s needs. Certain factors determine the number and length of treatments required, such as the number of hair follicles contained in the treatment area, the sensitivity of the skin and the previous methods of hair removal. The most successful clients are those who adhere to their recommended treatment program.
What type of care is required after treatment?
Very few side effects will occur from electrolysis and depending on your skin type a slight swelling or redness in the treated area is normal and should clear within a few minutes. Ask your electrologist if you will need to do anything special to the treated area after treatment.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary according to individual practice and location. However most electrologists charge in increments of time. (ex. 15 minutes or longer)
Finding an electrologist.
Every electrologist is different. An electrologist should have a certification of completion from an accredited school of electrolysis. They should be professional and courteous. The office should be clean and organized. A practicing electrologist should wash their hands before and after treatment and may use disposable gloves. The treatment table should be sanitized or appropriately draped. It is a must that filaments (needles) are to be single use disposable.