Galvanic Electrolysis for Facial Hair
Removing facial hair can involve as little as a few unwanted hairs or the removal of a complete beard. The latter, of course, is a study in perseverance. With an eye to the section on hair types, each case has its own potentials and pitfalls. Often, the actual result of removing an entire beard can be nothing short of fantastic. With galvanic electrolysis, the surrounding tissue is minimally affected and the result is skin that is as soft and smooth as, well, er…never mind. The REAL benefit of doing galvanic electrolysis is the lack of deep tissue scarring and premature aging that is so very prevalent in thermolysis (RF or Short Wave or Diathermy) and STILL possible with laser electrolysis. Remember, high temperatures can destroy collagen in the skin and leave the skin feeling thick and inflexible.
Some of my clients have had the opportunity to be in front of professional cameras. Of course, this has required the help of makeup artists, and the resulting good reviews on the skin condition, following my work, are the nicest compliments I have ever received.
With current practices, the process of clearing many faces has shrunk to as little as 100-125 hours. However, I also have done a few that have been nothing short of a vendetta. Yes, I will admit that some work has required as long as 300 + hours, but I must also point out that my clients have all admitted that the results were well worth it.
These days there has been a tendency for clients to opt for laser electrolysis, then apply to me to remove those hairs that have been unaffected by laser. These hairs are usually regrowth or blonde or red or grey. In the section on laser electrolysis I go into painstaking detail on how laser can affect the work I do and the outcome you can expect. I would read it VERY carefully. Experiences of the last 12 years have been mediocre at best where I shared the work with a laser operator. One sad case involved a client who suffered through 15 sessions of laser electrolysis and asked me to remove the remainder. I found that there was literally NO observable changes in the hair follicles at all. Her expense had been a total waste of money.
Facial hair can be done and done right. ATTEMPTING TO SHORT-CUT THE PROCESS FOR THE SAKE OF SPEED OR COST CAN LEAD TO SOME VERY SERIOUS REPERCUSSIONS. One client made an unwise decision and so far has invested over $50,000 (I’m not kidding) in getting facial work done. Others I have seen have paid a much more demanding price in scarring that can not be undone by the best of plastic surgeons. One very prominent San Francisco Plastic Surgeon admitted that he was routinely asked to repair damaged skin on upper lips and stated that he had no solution for the extensive damage he routinely saw. A little foresight and some research can be well worth the effort.