What to look for in an electrologist?

So, you’re ready to look for an electrologist? Here are some things to look for when choosing one.

  • Clean professional office
  • Certificates of electrology training displayed
  • Sterile, disposable probes, discarded after each treatment
  • Sterilized forceps, prepackaged and sterilized by autoclave or dry heat
  • Puncture-proof disposable container for probes
  • Disposable latex rubber gloves, discarded after each treatment
  • A consultation which includes a medical case history, complete explanation of procedures and a trial test patch
    Affiliation with an association

So there you have it, a permanent end to unwanted hair growth. Accessable, affordable, simple and safe.
Vijay Bishop is an electrologist at the Adam & Eve hair studio 905-763-1811. The Adam & Eve hair studio is situated at the south/west corner of Yonge and 16th in Richmond Hill. You can email Vijay if you have any inquires.

Why repeated treatments?

When the probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the probe stops at the hair bulb. The hair bulb is not always sitting at the bottom of the hair follicle. The hair goes through a shedding and replacing cycle. Therefore, the hair bulb moves up the follicle as it goes through its shedding cycle.

If the hair bulb is half way up the follicle when the probe is inserted, then that is where the probe will stop and the electricity will not reach the base of the follicle where it’s needed to coagulate the growing cells that feed the hair.

Since the growing cycle takes a minimum of ten days, treatments should be repeated every ten to fourteen days in order to treat the hair when its bulb is at the base of the follicle. Although there is always a percentage of hair removed permanently with each treatment, a larger percentage will be removed if treatments are done on a regular basis.

Are you ready for electrolysis?

So you’re looking at yourself in the rearview mirror of your car and what do you see? With the unsympathetic brightness of the sun, you notice facial hairs that diminish your natural beauty. Sound familiar? Over the centuries these hairs have been a nuisance to many women. Unwanted hairs have also been a nuisance to men, especially when they connect the two eyebrows, making them appear to be one long one , or when they grow on the upper cheeks, or on the ears, for that neanderthal look. In the past century, a permanent solution for many has been electrolysis. Previously, people were willing to tolerate a certain amount of discomfort knowing that “Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal that we have today”. Well , has electrolysis ever changed! In this computerized age, we have available a computerized epilater that can offer timing as little as one thousandth of a second. Years ago that was unheard of. Also available to the modern electrologist are surgical microscopes for increased accuracy.

The magnifier simply cannot compare with the microscope. In the hands of a properly trained electrologist, these modern tools can result in faster and more comfortable treatments.

Electrolysis uses a very mild electrical current that is directed at the base of the hair. With the exception of inside the ears and nose, electrolysis can be performed anywhere on the body. It was in 1875 that Dr. Charles E. Michel came up with the idea of using a tiny probe inserted into a hair follicle and releasing a small amount of electricity in order to remove an ingrown eyelash.

Today, in much the same way, we use a probe and electricity to permanently remove the unwanted hair growth. Although the equipment is much more refined. Also new to the electrolysis field are higher levels of sterilization. In the past, probes were used again and again. So were forceps. Sterilization was done with a glass bead sterilizer (now outlawed). Today, disposable probes must be used (discarded after each treatment), forceps must be sterilized using an autoclave or dry heat, and disposable latex rubber gloves must be worn by the electrologist.