Large parking lot next to the building. First floor, street level office, no stair climbing, and wheel chair accessible.
Yes. Most women and some men do not feel comfortable with hair growing on certain parts of their body.
There are many causes. Some are heredity, illnesses, or side effects of medications. Hormonal changes such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and other life changes can trigger unwanted hair growth.
Using "quick fix" methods to remove hair such as waxing, plucking, tweezing, or using depilatory creams can significantly increase the growth rate of unwanted hair, making the problem worse.
For most people the discomfort of electrolysis is minor. Sensitivity does vary greatly among people, and certain body parts are more sensitive than others. For very sensitive clients, taking an over the counter pain reliever or using a topical anaesthetic ointment about 30 minutes before a treatment will reduce or eliminate the discomfort.
Treatments take between 15 minutes and 1 hour.
This varies, depending on the amount of hair to be removed, and whether the hair is fine and light, or dark and coarse. During your free, personal consultation your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your particular needs.
Fees range from $28 for a 15 minute treatment to $60 for a 1 hour treatment.
Some clients may experience some redness following a treatment. This generally will not last longer than a few hours. Carefully following post treatment instructions from your electrologist will minimize this situation.
Waxing, shaving, and depilatory creams, while inexpensive and fast, can cause skin irritation problems and will greatly increase the growth rate of unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal is much more expensive than electrolysis. While laser may remove the hair, it does not kill the hair follicle like electrolysis does, so the hair may grow back. Massachusetts requires 1,100 hours of training to become a licensed electrologist. No formal education or training is required for laser technicians. Laser hair removal, if not done properly, poses a risk of burning or scarring your skin. Laser does not work safely and effectively with all varieties of skin and hair types, while electrolysis does.
A treatment of electrolysis involves inserting a tiny, sterile needle, also known as a probe, directly into the hair follicle opening down into the dermal papilla. The papilla is the target of the electrologist. This is the part of the follicle that feeds and nourishes the growing hair.
When the probe is in place, a very low level electrical current is released for approximately 1/100 of a second. The electrical current destroys the papilla and surrounding cells. When this happens, the hair follicle will die, and it will not regrow.
Electrolysis is the only F.D.A approved method of permanent hair removal. Unlike laser and light based hair removal techniques, electrolysis not only removes the hair, but also destroys the source of the hair's nourishment, resulting in the death of the hair follicle. When hair is only removed it can and will grow back. When the hair follicle is destroyed, it cannot regrow and has been permanently removed.
Other common methods of temporary hair removal include shaving, waxing, or plucking. All of these methods are not only temporary, but in many cases cause even more unwanted hair to grow back in the same area.
Electrolysis is completely safe, and can be performed on any part of the body. Unlike laser and light based hair removal devices, electrolysis is effective on light or dark hair and all skin types. Electrolysis is safe for all ages, and can also be performed safely during pregnancy.
Electrolysis can safely be performed on all body parts. The most common areas include:
Chin, neck, upper and lower lip, cheeks, eyebrows, chest, breasts, bikini area, abdomen, underarms, hands, feet, fingers, and toes.
Ears, nose, eyebrows, face and shoulders.
Fees are based on length of time.
Payment for your treatment is expected at the time of service. Cash and personal checks are accepted. 15 minutes is the minimum time available.
Janice Corwin is the owner of Advantage Electrology. She performs all electrology consultations and treatments at Advantage Electrology. Janice is a 1998 Graduate of Kelly's School of Electrology in Quincy,Massachusetts. After completing electrology training in 1998, Janice worked for another electrologist for two years. She opened Advantage Electrology in October of 2000 at it's current location in Millis. Janice is a Registered Electrologist licensed by the state of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Electrologists and the American Electrology Association.
Prior to becoming an Electrologist, Janice graduated from Bridgewater State College and worked as a special needs teacher for 15 years.
Janice lives in Norfolk with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, movies, and travel.
Janice Corwin, RE, owner and operator
840 Main St. Suite 110, Millis, MA 02054 • Janice@AdvantageElectrology.com