Do guys ever do this?
Absolutely! Many men are troubled by unwanted hair. Some common areas of treatment are: eyebrows, especially if a unibrow is of concern; beard sculpting, to eliminate shaving on the cheeks and neck; neckline, to treat skin irritations and ingrown hairs; ears; back and shoulders. Competitive athletes also choose electrolysis for permanent removal of unwanted body hair.
How long will it take?
The length of a treatment, and the number of treatments to complete the process, will depend on the amount of hair to be removed. Defining brows or treating ears will take a lot less time than removing the heavy growth on a back. It is important to know that consistent clearings, of any area, will achieve permanence sooner than having sporadic appointments.
How long will a treatment session take?
Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on the area being treated. Based on a thorough and confidential consultation, a professional electrologist will provide you with a tailored treatment plan that will address your specific areas of concern.
How do I know that I'm getting good treatments?
The electrologist should explain all aspects of the treatments, recommend a treatment schedule that will help you accomplish your hair removal goals, and explain how you should take care of the treated skin.
Generally speaking, you should not feel the insertion of the probe into the hair follicle, nor should you feel like the hair is being pulled out when it is removed; the hair will easily slide out of the follicle when properly treated. You skin will likely be red after treatment, the redness should dissipate within the day. Your skin should not be unduly irritated and will heal normally if a few precautions are taken, as should be discussed during your consultation. If you have any questions, the electrologist should be happy to answer them to your satisfaction.
Can hairs around the groin or on the genital area be treated?
Hair can be safely and effectively removed from the groin and genital area. However, not all electrologists choose to work in these areas. Of those who do, some will require that you have other areas treated first, while others will require a medical referral before starting treatments. A professional electrologist should be able to refer you to a colleague, if they do not treat these areas.
How do I find an electrologist who will work on these areas?
Click here to search for an AEA member near you. Call or email them to ask what requirements they have for treating the groin or genitals.
Where can I get more information about electrolysis?
Answers to general questions about electrolysis are available on the FAQ page.