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Advanced Electrolysis Clinics of America



Advanced Electrolysis Clinics of America

Frequently Asked Questions:


What Causes Superfluous Hair?

Congenital Causes:

The generic blueprint you inherited from your ancestors determines the amount, location, and timing of hair growth you will experience in your lifetime. People who have come from areas around the Mediterranean and the Middle East have greater tendency toward hirsutism than do those from the Northern Europe and the Orient.

The male hormones called androgens, produced to a lesser degree in females, are directly responsible for hair growth in both men and women. Normal changes in the hormonal system occurring during puberty, pregnancy and menopause may increase the level of androgens or decrease the level of the female hormone estrogen, resulting in sudden new hair growth on the body or face.

Abnormal Systemic Causes: 

There are occasions, though rare, when a tumor or an inherited glandular defect may stimulate the growth of superfluous hair. Menstrual irregularity, abdominal pain, signs of virilism, and abnormal appearance of secondary male sexual characteristics in a women, in combination with new hair growth, signal a need for immediate medical evaluation.

Other Causes: 

Medications, such as steroids or birth control pills, or the surgical removal of sex glands may stimulate abnormal hair growth.

What Can Be Done About My Unwanted Hair?

The method you choose for dealing with unwanted hair will depend on the number and location of hairs and how great a problem you perceive them to be.


LASER is a new method of hair removal which is not considered permanent. It can be costly and there is a risk for complications, such as, scarring and pigmentary changes.

SHAVING is the fastest and most popular method and works best on areas such as the legs and underarms, or for a mans beard. The razor or electric shaver cuts the hair above the skin, so that the hair is eliminated for only a short time. Regrowth will be determined by your individual hair growth pattern.

TWEEZING is most popular for removing hairs from around the eyebrows. The procedure may cause ingrown hairs. If you decide to tweeze, do it after washing, and clean the tweezers thoroughly after each use.

DEPILATORIES are creams containing powerful alkaline agents that break down the structure of the hair. They are most effective when used on the legs and leave skin feeling smooth. A few individuals may react to harsh chemicals, so it is advisable to test a small area of your skin before treating the entire region.

WAXING pulls out a number of hairs at one time. Liquid wax is applied, a cloth is laid on the skin and once set, is ripped off, removing the hair with it. Waxing must be repeated every three to eight weeks.


ELECTROLYSIS: is a method of permanent hair removal first developed in the United States in 1875 and later modified in France. Historically the safest and most efficient method for permanently destroying hair is to have and electrologist insert a sterile probe into the hair follicle. In the generally used method, a very slight amount of electric current is applied through this probe, which destroys the hair root, ending further hair growth. Despite the initial investment of time and money required there are several benefits of professional electrolysis. You will be saving the hours and expense spent over a lifetime using temporary methods because electrolysis removes hair permanently.

Can I Perform Electrolysis On Myself?

Do not confuse probe electrolysis with the electrified tweezers now being marketed. It is also possible to purchase probe electrolysis instruments for use in the home, but I do not recommend them. Since the removal process depends on the angle of insertion, an unsteady hand can result in unnecessary skin damage. For a permanent result, a good professional electrologist is the best solution.

I Have a Heavy Growth of Hair on my Cheeks and Upper lip as well as other parts of my body. It is very embarrassing, and it is also a nuisance. Is this a serious problem?

The problem you describe is known as


, the condition of superfluous body and facial hair. Your physician will help you determine the seriousness of the problem by evaluating the answers the answers to these questions. At what point in your life did the excess hair develop? Is there a family history of excessive hair? Has the condition been progressive? Have you been taking any medications? Have any other changes in your body accompanied this development of hair? By understanding the causes of your Hirsutism, your doctor can help you decide on a future course of action. 

It is important that all sudden new hair growth be reported to your physician. 




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