Electrolysis FAQ's


What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal approved by the FDA.  Each hair is individually treated  by utilizing a fine disposable probe, inserted into the natural opening of the skin, distributing an appropriate current and disabling the follicles ability to produce hair.

Will electrolysis work for me?

Electrolysis can be performed safely and effectively on all skin types, hair types, hair color, skin colors, and areas of the body.  Regardless of the cause of growth, electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal the bare, smooth skin you desire.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed to achieve permanency will vary from person to person. Factors such as the extent of the growth, size of the area to be treated, previous methods of hair removal and other factors discussed during the complimentary consultation will help us determine the appropriate treatment schedule perfect for you.

Is electrolysis painful?

While no hair removal method is pain-free, most clients find electrolysis to be very tolerable. Treatment settings are adjusted to each client's sensitivity.  A topical anaesthetic cream can be applied before treatment to reduce the pain. One of the easiest ways to achieve a comfortable treatment is to stay hydrated.  

What are the side effects of electrolysis?

Immediately following treatment, there may be a slight redness and/or swelling, which varies with each individual.  When electrolysis is correctly administered there should be no permanent skin damage.  Post treatment steps will be discussed thouroughly in your consultation with your electrologist.


Is electrolysis expensive?

Cost of electrolysis will vary from client to client. Since each individual's physiology is not the same, some clients require more treatments than others because of stronger follicular resistance. Overall, electrolysis compares favorably with other forms of hair removal.  

What is the difference between electrolysis and laser hair removal?

Electrolysis is currently the only form of permanent hair removal approved by the FDA. Laser hair removal is approved as a form of semi-permanent to permanent hair reduction.  Laser is most effective on large areas with people who have light skin and dark course hair. Electrolysis permanently destroys all types of hairs on all skin tones.  

Can I receive treatments if I am pregnant?

Yes, electrolysis is safe if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.  We do recommend consulting with your physician before beginning treatments.

Can moles be treated with electrolysis?

Yes, most moles can be safely treated with electrolysis.  However, written approval from your physician is required before your first treatment.

Is electrolysis safe?

At Bare Solutions we utilize the latest in state-of-the-art equipment, for safe and comfortable treatments. Disposable probes are used at all times. Sterilization and sanitation procedures are always observed.