How many electrolysis sessions do I need?
Electrolysis hair removal is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. Many factors influence hair growth, so you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person.
On average, it takes around 12 months to complete 8 to 12 electrolysis sessions. However, the duration may range from 8 months up to 2 years in certain cases. The number of sessions required to achieve permanent hair removal varies between individuals.
Although we understand that the timeframe may seem broad, it is simply not feasible to provide a more precise estimate due to a big variation in response to treatment.
The number of treatments needed is influenced by the following factors:
- Your skin – Skin type and sensitivity of the treatment area.
- Skin hydration – Caffeinated or alcoholic beverages can dehydrate your skin, making it more sensitive and more prone to irritation. It can also cause sweating, which will make the procedure more difficult and can make you feel more uncomfortable. It’s important to follow your electrologist’s pre-treatment care instructions.
- Hair thickness – The thicker the hair the longer it takes to remove it.
- Quantity of hair – Hairs in close proximity to each other take more time than hairs that are spaced further apart.
- Pain tolerance – Electrolysis can be a quite painful procedure. Everyone has their own tolerance for pain. The higher your pain tolerance, the longer we can continue the treatment. At Electrolysis 100% Permanent Hair Removal & Skin Care we offer various options to make your treatment as comfortable as possible: numbing medication, lidocaine injections, Intravenous Hydration, Oral Sedation and more.
- Your electrologist – Look for signs that the electrologist takes their work seriously. The more experienced the electrologist, the more hair will be removed in one treatment.
- Your cooperation.
How long does each electrolysis hair removal treatment take?
The electrolysis hair removal treatment time varies depending on the area being treated and the number of treatments required. For example, electrolysis for chin hair may take 15 minutes per session, while electrolysis for upper lip hair may take 30 minutes per session. The electrologist will inform you of how long each treatment is expected to last before starting.
Finding the right electrologist for electrolysis hair removal
Electrologists have special training to perform electrolysis hair removal. If you are considering electrolysis hair removal treatments, it is important that you do your research before committing to sessions.
A wrong decision can mean extra sessions and cost along with unnecessary discomfort and scarring.
- Know the electrologist professional’s qualifications.
- Electrolysis hair removal is a professional procedure, and you should ensure that the electrologist performing your electrolysis treatment has adequate training.
- Request to see before-and-after photos of their work.
- Read reviews from real patients who have had electrolysis treatments at their clinic.
- Get a consultation to evaluate your personal situation and needs.
- Make sure the electrologist uses the right technique and has the right training.
Large Volume Electrolysis and your pain threshold
Your pain threshold is a very important factor when it comes to how long electrolysis treatments can take and that’s why here, at Electrolysis 100% Permanent Hair Removal & Skin Care we developed a Large Volume Electrolysis Protocol with a set of pain relief options provided through a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist and Nurse Practitioners that include Oral Sedation, IV Hydration and Lidocaine Injections. Our protocol proved to be very efficient for clients who request long electrolysis hair removal treatments. If you want to learn more, please free to contact us or read more information on our Large Volume Electrolysis Page.
So there you have it! The number of electrolysis hair removal treatments depends on several factors, including the area being treated, hair density, hair type and your pain tolerance. It is a gradual process and requires multiple treatments. It is important to consult with an experienced electrologist who can determine the best course of treatment for you.