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Electrolysis Inc.


If you've never had an Electrolysis treatment, or don't know what Electrolysis is, you can get comprehensive information from us. At Cartersville Electrolysis, Inc, we want to make sure you're fully informed before you make your first appointment.

Frequently asked questions

What is Electrolysis?

In 1875, an ophthalmologist — Dr. Charles Michele of St. Louis, Missouri — invented the first procedure for the permanent removal of unwanted hair. He used his new development to remove unwanted eyelashes.


This procedure, Electrology, is the science of permanent hair removal.

Common Questions About Electrolysis

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How does Electrolysis work?

First, a probe is placed through the natural opening of the hair follicle. Then the probe directs a measured amount of electrical current to the base of the hair follicle, which destroys the hair growth cells and tissues. When done properly, this procedure destroys the hair follicle and eliminates its ability to produce another hair.

What does Electrolysis feel like?

Electrolysis treatment has a stinging, heating sensation, but the tolerance to it varies between individuals. Even if you're extremely sensitive, you should be able to handle the treatment as the sensation is quick. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, which is more comfortable and effective than ever before.

Does Electrolysis have any side effects?

Immediately following your treatment, the treated area may be pink or red depending on your skin. For example, the skin of a person with a fair complexion might be redder than someone with a darker complexion. However, side effects are relative to each individual, so yours might be different from someone else's.


You will be provided with post-treatment instructions designed specifically for your needs.

What is making this hair grow, anyway?

Heredity is usually the main reason for your excessive hair growth. However, puberty, pregnancy, and menopause are three major physiological changes in a woman's lifetime which can bring about hormonal changes or imbalances. Medication to treat these changes can cause both hair loss and hair growth.


Stress can bring about hormonal changes thus causing abnormal hair growth and hair loss. Issues such as thyroid, endocrine disorders as well as diabetes can also cause unwanted hair growth. We cannot diagnose the reason for your unwanted hair growth. What we can do is ask you questions that might help you with conversations you'll have with your physician.

Why should I choose Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is still the only true permanent hair removal method available today, and the only permanent method recognized by the FDA. It is recommended by physicians and health care providers as both safe and effective. Electrolysis is the gold standard for hair removal.


When your treatments are complete, the hair that has been treated will never worry you again. So make your appointment with us today.

Will I need one or two treatments to get rid of this hair?

Electrolysis is not a one-time treatment. A series of treatments are required to stop hair growth in each follicle. Your excessive hair can range from fine vellus hair to dark coarse hair on the face and body. Deep coarse hair will require a series of treatments.


Some factors that affect the number of treatments include your past methods of hair removal and how much hair is there in the area to be treated. We'll go over your treatment options with you during your consultation.

Does the color of my hair and skin make a difference?

The most wonderful thing about Electrolysis is that it doesn't matter what color your hair or skin is. It works on any hair color, hair texture, skin color, and skin texture. It can be applied to most facial and body parts, including your eyebrows, chin, lip area, jawline, neck, breast, underarms, and more.

How much is this going to cost me?

Most electrologists charge by the amount of time you're receiving treatment. Some charge a consultation fee, some do not. Treatment sessions may be as short as 15 minutes or may go as long as several hours, depending on your need and circumstances.


For more specific information about our pricing, check out our services page.