Free Hair Removal Consultation
For centuries people have sought ways to remove hair. Excessive, unwanted facial and body hair is a problem that many men and women suffer with needlessly because they are uninformed or misinformed. Superfluous hair has social and psychological consequences. It creates feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment, frustration, helplessness, and unhappiness.
Temporary methods of removing hair can encourage hair growth and must be repeated frequently. These temporary methods (shaving, waxing, tweezing, and depilatories) can leave a stubble within hours, cause irritation to the skin, allergic reactions, ingrown hairs, pimples and scarring. In addition, they remove the natural, fine vellus hairs on the body, which are beneficial to the smoothness and moisture level of the skin.
Today, there are two medically accepted methods to achieve permanent hair removal. Electrolysis and Laser Technology remove the unwanted hair problem permanently, safely, and with minimal discomfort. Treated skin is left feeling soft and smooth. The results can change your life dramatically- they can bring hope, happiness, confidence and peace of mind.
On your first visit Ms. Chauvin will carefully explain the differences between Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal. She will ask you many questions and take a complete medical health history. She will evaluate and determine the causes of the excessive hair growth and, if necessary, refer you to a physician for further examination and evaluation. Any sudden onset of hair growth should be investigated promptly by a doctor.
Most Common Causes of Excessive Hair Growth
- Glandular disturbances and/or hormonal imbalances and changes
- Normal aging processes
- Reaction to certain medication
- Stressful situations such as divorce, loss of job, or physical trauma
The area to be treated is photographed prior to treatment in order to record the color, coarseness, and density of the hair and the skin condition. This will also document any abnormalities present and to check the future progress of the treatment.
A test spot with either electrolysis and or laser will be done to determine which procedure is best for you. In this way we can make specific recommendations to optimize treatment for each individual, adjust key parameters, and develop a course of action to provide our patients with realistic expectations and quality service. It is vital to have a full understanding of what results can honestly be expected and achieved.
Prior to the first visit the patient should refrain from tweezing, waxing or the use of depilatories in order to enable a full evaluation of the problem. (Tweezed or waxed hairs take as long as three to six weeks to regrow.) Shaving is permitted.
The primary targets for permanent hair removal are the bulge, outer root, sheath, bulb, and papilla. They are responsible for hair growth.