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Electrolysis By Emily – See the Difference

I was introduced to Electrolysis at a very young age.

I remember being a child and having to ride in the car with my mother as she went about the town running errands and going to appointments. One of these appointments I was dragged along to was her electrolysis appointment. I looked a little something like this while I waited…

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I watched my mother while the electrologist poked at her face. The room was dimly lit and flecks of hair covered the floor. When the appointment was done my mother’s face was red, swollen, and covered in little bumps. I asked her almost every week why she had this procedure done. She would always try to explain it to me. She said she had a very hairy face, like a man’s beard. I was too young to understand.

Looking back, the best explanation came two or three days after her Electrolysis appointment. My mother’s face would glow with confidence and happiness. You could see her inner beauty radiate. She told me that I when I was old enough, she would allow me to have electrolysis done.  I did not want electrolysis. She saw the look on my face and smiled. My mother knew what I had yet to learn about life.

Fast Forward, My Teenage Years

At the age of age of fourteen, my mother took me to have electrolysis done on my toes. I was perplexed at why she wanted me to get electrolysis on my toes. She told me that later on in life, I would appreciate having this procedure done. At the time, I was perfectly content shaving, but I went along with her request. I was annoyed and still did not understand why I was having permanent hair removal done on my toes.

Fast Forward, My Twenties

By this time in my life, I hated shaving. In fact, I still hate shaving. Being a woman, I would discuss different methods of hair removal, mostly temporary, with my friends. They were all jealous that I never had to wax or shave my feet. Many of them would not wear sandals unless they shaved or waxed that day. It was during this time I realized that most women have unwanted hair on their feet. I smiled and finally understood what my mom had known all along. When you are confident about your appearance, a woman’s true beauty is reflected by her inner happiness.

Over the past two years, I have noticed physical changes in my body. I started to have unwanted hair growth in undesirable places. I was excited at concept of laser hair removal. However, I quickly learned that I was not a candidate for laser hair removal. I also learned that it was NOT considered by the FDA to be permanent. The thought of electrolysis came to mind. I thought back to my mom and my teenage years. I was not excited at the idea, but dealing with unwanted hair on a temporary basis for a lifetime sounded less appealing!

My Search for an Electrologist in New York City

I started doing extensive research on electrologists in New York City, current technology, and the different methods of electrolysis. I quickly learned finding an electrologist was going to harder than I expected. A select few electrologists here in the city practice the original form of electrolysis called the Galvanic Method. This method requires many needles to be simultaneously placed in several hair follicles at once. It is also a very slow process as each needle requires to be in the hair follicle for two to five minutes each. I quickly decided this method was not for me!

The Search for Electrolysis Continued…

I learned that there were two other methods of electrolysis called Thermolysis and Blend. To learn more about these methods please read my previous blog titled, Electrolysis – Early History to Present Day, or visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrology.

The Past My search was exhausting. I discovered many electrologists in New York City were very overpriced! Some were extremely difficult to schedule appointments with, and a few only practiced  Thermolysis or the Blend method. In certain cases, I witnessed unsanitary conditions and was made to feel bad about my unwanted hair! Worst of all, I had a few experiences were the electrologist was not skilled at their work, causing me pain and scarring. I was surprised, shocked, and frustrated. Almost all of the electrologists I visited were using outdated technology.

I will share that I finally found one electrologist that I liked. However, I found it ridiculous that I had had to search so long and hard to find someone that met what I thought was simple criteria. If I was having this much difficulty finding a skilled electrologist who was easy to book appointments with, were not overpriced, used new technology, took proper sterilization measures, and were compassionate about needs, there must be others going through the same frustration!

Electrolysis By Emily was Born

Expert Hair Removal

Inspired by my past and current experiences I decided to train to become an electrologist. Immediately I fell in love with this practice. While I trained, I gathered a following of clientele who wanted to know what hours I would be at the school. They complimented my technique and my gentle touch. They appreciated how effective treatments were and how they caused little discomfort compared to professional electrologists they had been to in the past.

I started Limoges Electrolysis in New York City for several reasons. I wanted to create an environment where people felt comfortable and relaxed about permanent hair removal. Unwanted body hair can be stressful. At Limoges Electrolysis, I pride myself on making your electrolysis treatment stress-free. I am accommodating to your schedule and respond promptly to any question or concern you may have. I am knowledgeable about the field of electrolysis and share my knowledge with my clients. I listen to your expectations and goals and work with you to achieve these goals.

I trained on the latest technology and I invested in the newest electrolysis machine for my practice, The Apilus Platinum Pure. I believe you should not have to compromise on skill, technology, service, and price when it comes to permanent hair removal. That is why I created Limoges Electrolysis.

I invite you to a free consultation to discover for yourself how Limoges Electrolysis can let your inner beauty shine.

Laser Hair Removal Versus Electrolysis

When deciding to undergo permanent hair removal, it is very important to understand the differences between laser hair removal and electrolysis.  Many people are unaware of how laser and electrolysis methods work. I will first discuss how laser works and then its differences compared to electrolysis. Then I will explain which hair and skin types work best for laser and electrolysis.

Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal works by beaming highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. Pigment, color, in the follicles adsorbs the light. This adsorption destroys the hair follicle. Most laser hair removal technologies today only allows for dark hair colors like black or brown to be adsorbed. Also, this technology works best on individuals where there is a contrast of skin tone and hair color. The best candidates for laser hair removal are those with light skin tone and dark color hair. Laser is not effective on blonde, red, or grey hair. Nor is it effective for those with similar skin and hair color. It should be noted that it can also cause hyper-pigmentation, darkening of the skin, which can be permanent.  Most importantly, laser hair removal can only claim “Hair Reduction” by the FDA. It is not labeled as “Permanent” like electrolysis and will never clear 100% of the hair targeted.

Electrolysis Hair Removal

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Electrolysis works by using an electric current to target the source of the hair follicle from which it grows, the dermal papilla. Each time the dermal papilla is targeted, it is destroying the growth of the hair. Electrolysis works by targeting the source of hair growth and not the pigment of the hair, therefore, it can permanently remove all hair colors and work on every single skin type. It is the only method of hair removal that is FDA allows to be called “Permanent”.

To achieve permanent hair removal, contact Limoges Electrolysis for your free consultation.

Don’t Struggle with Unwanted Hair

During my training at the Berkowits School of Electrolysis in New York City, I had the good fortune of meeting a wonderful and inspiring woman by the name of Elena from Long Island, New York. She shared with me her struggles of dealing with unwanted hair and how it negatively affected her self-esteem. Her story is inspirational and reminded me that we should make the most of life. If there is something in our life we struggle with, like unwanted hair, we should find a solution!

I had the privilege of working on Elena several times during my studies at the Berkowits School of Electrolysis. I could clearly see the the positive difference that electrolysis made in her life. She personally complimented my techniques on many occasions and appreciated my gentle touch. I was proud to receive such high praise from someone who had undergone several hundred hours of electrolysis and knew from experience what an expert electrolysis treatment should feel like.

Please take a few moments to read Elena’s Story Below.

Or click here to read her story on the American Electrology Association Website

Elena welcomes the confidence of smooth skin

Elena struggled with her self-image for years before discovering her natural beauty through electrolysisFor most preteens and teenagers, it goes without saying that puberty is a difficult time in life. There are the social pressures of trying to fit in with different circles. There are the family dynamics of becoming a young adult and learning your boundaries and discovering who you are as a person. And there are also the body changes. Hormone fluctuations, genetics and related issues can make a person feel insecure and awkward: acne, physical development, vocal changes and hair growth.

For Elena of Long Island, New York, adolescence marked the beginning of a long and difficult struggle in her life with unwanted and excessive hair growth. At school, her challenge was painfully obvious. Classmates cruelly called her names like “Elvis,” making fun of her embarrassing sideburns. “After that, I started shaving,” Elena confesses.

Suffering alone, her self-esteem plummeted

Elena’s mother was busy, working hard to support the family as an RN; she didn’t have much time to help Elena through her struggle. So as a teen with few choices, Elena resorted to combing her hair over her face and hiding her true self in shame. As so often happens with teens struggling for acceptance, she made some unhealthy choices in the quest to belong.

“I started feeling awful, and I actually started going with the wrong crowd because I had such low self-esteem,” Elena said. “Thank God it’s over now. Everything is so different.” The cause: a genetic condition called hirsutism.

Elena is far from alone in her struggle with unwanted hair. In fact, hirsutism, the technical name for excessive hair growth, is a common problem among both men and women. In some rare cases, excess hair growth may indicate a more serious health problem, but for many people, it is simply the benign result of heredity or hormonal changes. Elena says her excess hair growth is the result of her Puerto Rican heritage and genetics, which she saw firsthand when she visited relatives in Puerto Rico.

A breakthrough

After years of struggle, Elena – at age 17 – finally began to explore electrolysis as a solution to her unwanted hair. A mentor recommended Arlene Batz, CPE, an experienced electrology practitioner and educator, and the treatments began with a few hours twice a week. “Arlene was like my second mother,” said Elena. “She really lifted me up in many ways.”

Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved permanent hair removal solution. Hairs are removed individually, and due to different growth cycles for hair, treatments take time. Elena’s patience and willingness to continue treatments paid off, and over time, electrolysis worked for her. She said, “I was walking with my head held high.”

Tried and true solution

After marriage and the birth of her children, Elena again struggled with excess hair. While the earlier hair was permanently removed, hormone fluctuations stimulated previously dormant hair follicles. “With my second child, even more grew, in places where I didn’t have hair before, like my stomach, back and shoulders,” she explained. “I was basically hiding from the world. I would comb my hair and my bangs to cover my face. That’s how I used to walk around in high school too.” This time, Elena knew just what to do.

Elena turned again to electrolysis and is now focusing on bringing an end to her troublesome facial hair. “I have this outlook in life that I just have to keep walking, no matter what. After electrolysis, I feel like I can conquer the world! To me, it’s a blessing.” she said. Over time, she plans to explore options for removing her unwanted body hair as well.

Elena is a single parent now, so her budget can be tight, but she believes electrolysis is worth the investment in herself. She sees Arlene at Breier Hair Removal & Skin Care in Queens regularly for her treatments. “It is important to take care of yourself, especially because we give so much as women, so I’m making electrolysis a priority for me.”

People see the confidence

For Elena, electrolysis not only enables her to show her true outer beauty to the world, but also the inner beauty of her personality, which takes a back seat when her self confidence drops. “People can tell the difference when I have the treatments. I do tend to hold back a little bit and not get near people,” Elena said, admitting that she often will stay home rather than show her face to the world. “But the day after I get electrolysis treatments, I tie my hair back and put on makeup, and I’m much more outgoing. People say, “Wow, Elena, what did you do differently? Your face is glowing!”

Elena highly recommends electrolysis for people like herself who struggle with unwanted hair. She points out that it’s important to have patience. “It works – slowly but surely, it works. It’s not all in one shot, but over time the hair keeps getting thinner and you can see the excess hair going away.”

Elena said although the topic of unwanted hair can be a sensitive issue for many people, she feels she’s been blessed and she wants to share the wisdom she’s gained through her experience with electrolysis to help others. “I’m a strong believer,” she said. “Taking care of yourself is such a good investment.”

Elena’s Message

Don’t hide yourself from the world because of unwanted hair. Life is short and “Taking care of yourself is such a good investment.”

I invited you to a Free Consultation at Limoges Electrolysis and experience for yourself my excellent technique and gentle touch!

How to Achieve the Best Results from Electrolysis:Part 2

 Cycle of Hair Growth

In part two of this series, I am going to discuss the cycle of hair growth and why understanding this process it essential to achieve the best permanent hair removal results from electrolysis. In the diagram below, it can been seen that hair grows in three stages. These stages of growth are called: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen.

Hair Growth Cycle

The hair follicle can be permanently destroyed during the Anagen phase, also called the active growth stage. This is because the hair is attached to the dermal papilla which supplies blood and oxygen to the hair. Electrolysis destroys the dermal papilla so that hair can no longer grow.

When hair enters the Catagen and Telogen stages it detaches from the dermal papilla and eventually sheds. Treating the hair with electrolysis during the Catagen and Telogen phase is less effective because the hair is not being nourished and therefore not actively growing.

The Best time to treat the Hair

Electrolysis is most effective during the early Anagen phase. When a new hair begins to surface the skin, it is at its weakest point. This is because the dermal papilla is in the process of nourishing the hair to grow stronger. By treating the dermal papilla with electrolysis at its weakest point, the treatment is the most effective at achieving permanent hair removal. Because hair grows at different stages on different parts of the body it is important to commit to regular treatments in order to target hairs during the active stage (Anagen Stage).

Achieving the Best Electrolysis Results

Let’s sum up of this series about how to achieve the best permanent hair results from electrolysis. Make sure your electrologist is skilled at making accurate and precise probe insertions and also follow the recommended plan by your electrologist to target your hairs during the active growth stage (Anagen Stage).

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How to Get the Best Results from Electrolysis: Part 1

To achieve the best results for permanent hair removal through electrolysis, there is some very important information that I would like to share with you. This is going to be a two-part blog series discussing the skill level of the electrologist, and the growth cycle of hair. Today I am going to discuss and explain the importance of skill level of the electrologist.

Skill level of the Electrologist

Electrolysis is permanent because it targets and destroys the dermal papilla, which is the blood supply that makes the hair grow. As shown in the diagram below, you can see that the dermal papilla is attached to the root of the hair, nourishing it.

Hair Follicle
Hair Follicle – Probe Insertion

Proper Insertion of the Electrolysis Probe

The probe is properly inserted into the hair follicle at the right depth reaching the dermal papilla. Then, the electrical current is applied, weakening and damaging the dermal papilla. As a result, the hair grows back weaker and then, eventually, not at all because electrolysis has stopped the dermal papilla from providing nourishment to the hair.

The reason the skill of the of the electrologist is so important is because if the insertion of the probe is not proper, it can result in a poor treatment and even increased hair growth!

Missing the Hair Follicle

If the probe misses the hair follicle, the hair is not actually being treated, only plucked. Plucking hair on the face can result in more facial hair because the heart is sending more blood to nourish the damaged dermal papilla. Blood supply to the dermal papilla can result in more hair growth!

Insertion Depth of the Electrolysis Probe

The electrologist also must be able to properly insert the probe to the appropriate depth of the hair follicle. If an insertion is too shallow, the probe will not target the dermal papilla directly, causing a weaker treatment. As a result, more sessions will be needed to remove the hair from the follicle. In addition, a shallow insertion can burn and damage the top layer of the skin.

If the insertion of the probe is too deep, it can puncture the bottom of the hair follicle. This can cause bleeding, swelling, and more pain to the area.

Achieving the Best Results

At Limoges Electrolysis, we pride ourselves on our expert skill level. Many of my personal clientele have told me how happy they are with their permanent hair removal results. Most are shocked and comment on how my treatments are less painful and more effective than their prior electrolysis treatments elsewhere.

I strive to provide the best service to everyone. While living in New York City, it can be difficult to find great services at an affordable price. I invite you to discover superior service at Limoges Electrolysis.

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