How does a laser destroy unwanted hair?
A specific wavelength of light (in my office it’s 810 nm) is greatly amplified. This specific engineered wavelength is absorbed into the pigment of a black or brown hair root thus heating it and destroying it.

What areas can be treated?
The most common areas are chin, upper lip and neck, followed by the bikini line, abdomen and underarms. More and more people are seeking IPL due to its quick treatment of large areas, such as women’s arms and legs, bikini lines, all the way to the ankle—as well as men’s full backs, chest and shoulders. All areas can be treated!

During a treatment, what should I expect?
Minimal discomfort and ease. Although treatments are not painful, a sudden startling flash of heat is experienced during each pulse of energy. It might be described as a snapping sensation. After treatment there is little or no down time.

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What is LHE (Light Heat Energy) for acne?
•Safe and reliable—with no pain or down time
•Visible results shortly after starting treatment, with clearance reaching up to 90% on average •Quick treatment—just 10 to 20 minutes for a full facial treatment.
•Faster than any other treatment—a third of the time medication takes

What is electrolysis? Electrolysis is the only method of removing unwanted hair permanently. There are three approaches:
1.Short-wave or radio frequencies (RF), commonly referred to as thermolysis, where a minute amount of energy in the form of heat is administered to the source of the root source of hair growth, destroying the hair from which the hair germinates.
2.Galvanism or direct current, where a small amount of direct current (measured in miliampers) is induced into the hair follicle causing the water and salt in the tissue to form sodium hydroxide in the follicle cavity, chemically dissolving the root of the hair. This is the original form of permanent hair removal called electrolysis invented by Dr. Charles E. Michel in 1875 and from which the profession derives its name.
3.The blend; wherein the short wave and galvanism process are blended. In this process short wave energy and direct current are induced into the follicle cavity simultaneously, drying up the water in the root or dermal papillia. At the same time, it is chemically dissolving the dermal papillia. This method is particularly effective on coarse hair such as chin and neck or at the bikini line. Short wave is a fast method of treating hair and effective on fuzzy areas such as the side of the face

How lengthy and expensive is electrolysis?
Length and expense are dependent on many factors—among them, how large an area is being treated; how pronounced is the problem and what are the causes of the problem?.

Is excessive hair hereditary?
Is it due to a hormonal imbalance, is the problem congenital? Is it due to some temporary physical state or to medication? In such instances, it may be advisable to work in conjunction with a physician in treating a person. Length and expense depend on what methods of temporary removal tried before and how long one has resorted to temporary methods. To best determine your condition, you should discuss your personal situation with Carl Neuben or an associate.

Can temporary methods stimulate hair growth?
Waxing and tweezing may greatly stimulate growth. The trauma to the area which has been waxed or tweezed during an extended time dilates the small blood capillaries nourishing the cells in the area, enabling them to produce richer and coarser hair. This affects not only the tweezed or waxed hair but fine, downy hair in the vicinity. Another disturbing development from tweezing and waxing is distortion of the hair root. A root twisted by temporary removal methods is often more difficult for an electrologist to destroy permanently than a normal hair.

Does electrolysis hurt?
When the small amount of pre-measured energy needed to destroy the hair is released, a sudden warmth is felt. The degree of sensation varies with the individual. However, it is completely tolerable, comparable with that felt when tweezing. What are the side effects of electrolysis? Generally, after a treatment the skin may appear red for 30 minutes to an hour. Other than this, no sign of having had an electrolysis treatment is noticeable—other than the absence of excessive hair—when done by a competent electrologist.

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