FAQ about electrolysis

Permanent hair removal in Cologne: FAQ. Electrolysis Cologne.

Often asked:

  • Q: On which parts of the body is electrolysis possible?

    A: Electrolysis can be applied to all parts of the body. See achievements.

  • Q: How does a electrolysis treatment work?

    A: Before starting the epilation treatment, I can arrange a non-binding and free consultation with you. In the course of this conversation, I will explain how electrolysis works, explain the advantages and disadvantages of this method, and make an anamnesis that is important for the treatment. It is important to discuss all the possible peculiarities of your health and your previous experiences with hair removal. In addition, you will receive from me an information sheet with all the necessary advice for pre- and aftercare. If desired, and if there are no medical reasons, I will do a free trial on a small area of ​​skin to see how your skin reacts to the treatment. After a satisfactory trial epilation the further treatment can be discussed. Of course I answer all your questions. Here you can arrange a consultation. I look forward to meeting you.

  • Q: How long does an appointment take?

    A: The duration of treatment depends on several factors:

    • size of the area to be treated (eg upper lip / leg / armpit);
    • texture of hair growth (e.g., dark / light / fine / very thick);
    • hair growth density (much / little hair);
    • pain perception of the customer.
    For an approximate estimate of the duration of treatment, it is necessary to see the area in unshaven condition. Depending on the effort, sessions between 15 minutes and several hours can be arranged. With every treatment, the number of hair decreases permanently. This shortens the individual appointments.

  • Q: How many electrolysis sessions do I need to be hair-free?

    A: Anyone who chooses permanent hair removal for the purpose of electrolysis has to be patient. This method is very time-consuming, since on the one hand each hair has to be processed individually and on the other hand a single treatment is insufficient To be hair-free for life (see the next question). Successful treatment requires several sessions at intervals of a few weeks to months. The number of treatments required is individually different and can be poorly predicted.

  • Q: Why is more than one electrolysis treatment necessary?

    A: Each human hair grows after its own hair cycle, which consists of three different successive phases:

    • anagen phase (growth phase);
    • catagen phase (transitional phase);
    • Telogen phase (resting phase).
    The anachronous growth of the individual hair thus ensures a permanent hair and man is the reason that a hair removal can not be performed in a single session.
    During electrolysis, only those hairs that are in the anagen phase (growth phase) can be permanently epilated. Since the hair on the surface of the skin can not be seen during the growth phase, every single session treats all visible hair. However, many of these treated hairs are not in the growth phase and will regrow shortly thereafter. In addition, there are still many hairs under the skin, which are not yet visible during treatment. These hairs will gradually become visible and can then be removed at the next session.
    This circumstance requires several sessions every few weeks or months. In the time between treatments, however, one has relatively long hair-free phases, until the skin regenerates and the remaining hair is regrown. During this time the hair should not be removed if possible.

  • Q: Is electrolysis painful?

    A: The insertion of the hair-thin probe into the hair channel should not be felt with a technically correct treatment. The probe is not inserted through the skin, but through the hair channel to the hair root and delivered there a current pulse. By activating the current flow, you can experience a local burning sensation on the hair root for a few seconds. Whether you find this painful or not depends on many factors, including your individual pain sensation and the nerve cell density of the area being treated. In a free sample treatment can be tested together, whether the electrolysis for you is eligible.

  • Q: May also be epilated on tattooed skin?

    A: Yes, tattooed skin treatment is also possible.

  • Q: Can hair be epilated on birthmarks?

    A: Only with the written permission of a dermatologist.