You Are Not Alone
Believe it or not, excessive hair is a problem that affects most women and men. You are not alone! Superfluous or embarrassing hair usually isn’t abnormal. The placement of unwanted hair is hereditary while the reasons are usually hormonal. Also, certain drugs like birth control pills may cause superfluous hair to grow. Normal hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy and menopause may also be contributing factors. Another element in the stimulation of unwanted hair growth is stress! Any stressful situation may set off the adrenal gland that can create a hormonal reaction causing fine, soft hair to become coarser and darker.
Today, professional electrologist is in demand more and more as men and women face stress in their lives. The important thing to remember is this: no matter what the cause, unwanted hair can be permanently removed.
What About Electronic Gizmos? Although operators of electronic tweezers advertise their method as “permanent” and “like electrolysis,” this is what the FDA has to say: “We have not seen any scientifically valid data which establishes differences between energized tweezers and plain tweezers… Any label representations or suggestion that the device will accomplish permanent hair removal misbrands the device and may place it in violation of Federal law.”
Thermolysis Can Do that too?
The thermolysis process used to cauterize the hair follicles, creates a high speed oscillation using high frequency wireless radio waves similar to wi-fi network and microwave ovens. This creates a fast back and forth movement on a cellular level building great heat. At 27.12 mhz, enough heat is generated to cauterize tiny blood vessels and remove dead skin cells with minimal to no pain and no down time.
Telangiectasias are small blood vessels that sit near the skin’s surface and widen and create visible patterns of lines. People often refer to them as spider veins. They can occur anywhere on the body or face. Properly placed thermolysis probe can tap away these lines permanently.
A cherry angioma is a mole-like skin growth made up of small blood vessels, or capillaries. The causes of cherry angiomas are largely unknown, though experts believe they tend to be genetic. Properly placed thermolysis probe around and within the center of these spots can reduce and remove permanently the red spots. Multiple treatments may be necessary for larger areas (greater than 1 mm dia).
A skin tag is a small piece of soft, hanging skin that may have a peduncle, or stalk. In my experience most skintags begin as vellus hairs trapped under dead skin cells, that fill with sebum and or sweat, then expand the surface into a bulge that becomes its own entity. With a stronger setting and proper probes and skilled electrologist, skintags of sizes between 0 and 5mm dia can be removed with thermolysis with relative ease. The resulting skin is usually only missing the dead skin layer, allowing a fast and painless recovery.
Moles are small lesions in the skin. They come in a large variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and origins. Many items that appear as red moles actually begin the same as skin tags but spread wide instead of tall. These have a similar appearance to the content of a skin tag with sebum, fats and oils, but may also include hairs, blood supply, and at times, a nerve network.
It is out of our scope to work on moles that appear cancerous, and will always defer the patron to a dermatologist for evaluation. If a dermatologist has cleared a mole as benign or ‘harmless’, and it size is less than 5mm then we can usually provide removal services.
Mole removal using thermolysis is processed by cauterizing a boundary around the lesion in the dead skin layer, then line by line, cauterizing through the mole until it is completely removed. Any hair follicles found in the mole can easily be removed in advance with standard electrolysis cauterizing the follicle’s blood supply which is often responsible for the red appearance of these types of moles. The remaining surface contains majority of the live skin layers, with some cauterized pin-point openings. Healing time is usually 1 to 3 weeks like a typical cat scratch.