Each hair has three different stages of growth; anagen (growing), catagen (transitioning), telogen (resting/shedding). Electrolysis works best on hairs when they are in the growing phase. Hair also grows in cycles. Therefore, permanent results will require a series of treatments. Treatments are generally spaced a week to two weeks apart which will give time for hairs in other growth cycles to appear and then be treated at the next appointment.
The client will not feel the insertion of the probe. They will simply feel a small burst of heat for less than a second. Each client must first have a thorough consultation with me at which we shall discuss the treatment plan. In the consultation I will cover the advantages and disadvantages of other methods of removal. I, personally, have tried all methods extensively therefore I am able to speak from personal experience. After a thorough discussion I will demonstrate the technique for 5 to 10 minutes so each client can know what to expect. This will be free of charge.
Side effects associated with electrolysis are predominantly due to operator error which are easily avoidable. These shall be discussed at your consultation. Unfortunately, there are beauticians practising electrolysis for whom it is neither a passion nor an area of specialisation. As with any other occupation there are good electrologists and bad electrologists.