What is Electrolysis and How is it Performed? Electrolysis has been effectively used for permanent removal of unwanted hair since 1875. A fine sterile probe is inserted into the follicle along the hair shaft. A controlled amount of electrical current is applied to the probe to target the germinative cells. Thereby the heat prohibits further hair growth. Is electrolysis permanent? YES! As of 1999 Electrolysis is the only FDA approved form of permanent hair removal! Once the hair follicle is destroyed, the hair cannot grow back.
Does it Hurt? There is some discomfort, much like a quick sensation of warmth (sting), but most report that the sensation is similar to tweezing. Some body areas are more sensitive than others. For women, at certain times of the month, you may feel more sensitive. Topical products such as 5% Lidocaine may help you feel more comfortable during your treatments when applied 30-40 minutes before treatment. You can also take pain reliever a half hour before your appointment. After your treatment, the skin may be slightly red or swollen for 15 minutes to one hour. Many clients have treatments during their lunch period and return to work for the afternoon.
How Long Does it Take to Achieve Permanent Results? Electrolysis is a series of treatments. The number of treatments varies with each person, depending on factors such as how dense the area is, previous types of temporary hair removal methods, your sensitivity level, hormones, and consistency with follow up appointments. On average, it takes between 12-18 months to achieve permanence. Treatment time and frequency will taper off with each visit. During your consultation, your situation will be evaluated, and appointments can be setup accordingly. It is important to adhere to the recommended treatment schedule to achieve optimum results in the shortest time frame. Any form of tweezing during the course of your treatment will extend the length of time until permanency.
What is the Difference Between Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal? Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal approved by the FDA. Laser Hair Removal has been granted permission by the FDA to claim permanent reduction in hair removal. Electrolysis was established in 1875 and since that time, has proven to be safe and effective. Electrolysis works on all skin types and all hair colors. Whereas Laser is attracted to pigment and only works on dark hair.
What do you mean my growth cycles? Not all the follicles that produce hair are active. All hairs start as an empty hair follicle and then grow into a fully mature hair. Then the hair separates from its blood supply, ascends toward the surface of the skin, and falls out. Following active growing periods, most hair follicles go into a dormant or resting stage. If you have ever brushed your hair and looked at the hairs in the brush, you may have noticed the white tuft on the end. These are shedding hairs and are called Telogen. As opposed to when you pluck, the hair might have a moist shiny sheath and black bulb at the end. This is an active growing hair called Anagen. Not all hairs are visible on the surface of the skin at any one time. Only a percentage of hairs are above the surface of the skin. Depending on the area of the body, you may wait up to 18-24 months to see all the dormant hairs come to the surface. The appearance of these course replacement hairs from dormant hair follicles should not be mistaken as regrowth from previously treated follicles.
Will my Treatments be Confidential? This is a delicate subject matter and we can assure you that you can depend on the utmost privacy.

Laser Hair removal

How does laser hair removal work? Hairfree Solutions uses an advanced modern technology laser that works for a wide range of skin and hair types. Hairfree Solutions is the area's premier permanent hair removal treatment provider! Laser hair removal is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure involving the use of laser energy and highly concentrated beams that damage your unwanted hair follicles. The laser wavelength is absorbed by dark pigment in the root, called melanin, which creates heat and destroys the growth centers of the follicle. In doing so this causes permanent hair destruction inhibiting future hair growth.
Will it grow back? The short answer is no. Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there are invariably a few hair follicles that manage to escape the laser during treatment. Laser Hair Removal is proven to permanently reduce unwanted hair. Clients are 90-95% hair free after completing all 6-8 sessions. To properly target your active (antigen) growth cycle, the treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart. Hormones, pregnancy, medications, and medical conditions may affect your results. Treatments are effective for dark hair, multiple hair types, regardless of skin color. Laser does not affect blonde, gray, red, or very fine hair called vellus hair. Hairfree Solutions is the only one-stop location in the area for all your hair removal needs! Electrolysis may be incorporated into your treatment regimen to tackle the light or fine hairs.
Who can be treated? Any area (excluding eyebrows) and any person with dark hair can be treated successfully with laser hair removal. We recommend treatments no earlier than puberty.
Can I laser over my tattoos? No, you cannot laser over a tattoo. The laser will explode the ink and burn the skin. Please advise your laser technician of any visible and non-visible tattoos.
Will it hurt? Hairfree Solutions’ laser is extremely unique in that it is virtually painless!!! Yes! You have read that right! You may feel a warming sensation and an occasional pinch. Some have compared it to having a hot rock massage! Our state of the art laser has a cooling head that chills to -3 degrees. The sweeping in-motion technology keeps the laser in constant motion ensuring full coverage of the treatment area and delivers results with shorter treatment times. No more blotchy, jolting, slow laser treatments!
How do I prepare for my laser treatments?You can shave! In fact, you NEED to shave! This applies for laser clients only. Electrolysis clients please leave 3 days of hair growth prior to your treatment. If you arrive unshaven, there will be a $50 shaving fee added to your service. Prior to your laser treatment, be sure to: Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, and spray tans two weeks prior Avoid removing your hair root, such as plucking, threading, or waxing Avoid all cosmetic procedures and treatments to the skin two weeks prior No lotions, perfumes, deodorant, or makeup Come clean!!
What can I expect after my laser treatment? You might see some pink in the area and have mild swelling. Most individuals notice no reaction! There’s no downtime, and you can get back to your day immediately. You should avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for two weeks. Also avoid heat such as hot showers, saunas, hot tubs, and extreme workouts for two days after your treatment.