Frequently Asked Questions
What is electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal.
How does electrolysis work?
An electrolysis treatment involves insertion of a sterile probe, the same size as
the hair, into the hair follicle down to the dermal papilla. When the probe is in
place, a low-level of current is applied that will destroy the papilla and
surrounding cells and loosen the hair in the follicle. The hair is then removed.
How long will it take to see results?
Please schedule a free consultation. Results vary from person to person depending on age, area treated, medical history, previous methods of removal among other factors.
How often will my appointments be?
We would discuss your treatments at the consultation. The most effective treatments are achieved when you come at even intervals, weekly, biweekly, or even monthly. It will depend on the cycle of regrowth in the area being treated. When you start to see consistent results, you can decrease to a maintenance schedule.
Why do I have excess hair growth?
Excess hair growth is common problem among women and men. It can be the result of hormonal changes, heredity or medications.
What body areas can be treated?
Hair removal can be done on the hairline, eyebrows, ear, top of the nose, cheeks, sideburn area, upper and lower lip, chin, throat, neck, shoulders, back, chest, breasts, abdomen, arms, legs, bikini line, hands, feet, toes and fingers.
Does it hurt?
The discomfort from electrolysis is minimal. However, people's sensitivity varies greatly. The sensation can be described as heat. Here at Central CT Electrolysis, we make every effort to assure you the most comfortable treatment possible.
What type of hair does electrolysis work for?
Electrolysis works on all hair types from white to black and every shade in between. It also works on every skin tone.