How old is the process of electrolysis?

  • True electrolysis dates back to 1875. One of America's first electrolysis practices was founded by D.J. Mahler in Providence, RI in 1880. It was Mr. Mahler who later went on to found The Instantron Company.

How does electrolysis remove hair?

  • A complete description is lengthy and highly technical, but basically the electrologist directs a tiny, split-second impulse down to the hair root, destroying it so that it can never produce another hair.

What parts of the body can benefit from electrolysis?

  • Every part of the body except inside the nose and the ears. In fact, electrolysis is so cost-effective a procedure that relatively large areas of the body, such as areas of the back, arms and legs, may be treated within limits of time and budget.

Are needles used in electrolysis?

  • A very special type of needle, developed specifically for electrolysis is used. Jodie uses only disposable needles.

Is electrolysis painful?

  • The split-second sensation is less than tweezing or waxing. You can hardly tell the probe tip is being inserted. The tiny current destroys the hair root.

Is electrolysis really permanent?

  • Yes. Foremost medical authorities agree that electrolysis, by way of the blend method, is the only positive and permanent way to remove hair. By all means ask your own doctor about it.

What causes the growth of extra hair?

  • Usually it can be traced to heredity of glandular disturbance. Some types of illnesses, operations and medication may also be a factor.

Can't I just use depilatories to get rid of hair?

  • Yes, but this is only a temporary method. As with razors and tweezers, hair grows back within a few days. So you're not helping yourself a bit. Depilatories also have an unpleasant odor, take time to use, and are a continuous expense.

What if hair seems to return while I'm being treated?

  • Your own previous attempt to remove hair will be the reason for this, as hair usually takes one to fourteen weeks to re-grow. In other words, the growth will be hair that had not yet appeared when you started treatment. But electrolysis will remove it. Permanently.

What can I do about heavy growth of hair between treatments?

  • You can safely cut hairs in or near the area being treated. But leave enough hair for your electrologist to treat and remove. Do not tweeze or use depilatories or bleach.

Can I have all my hairs removed at one time?

  • That depends on the individual growths. If they are heavy, your electrologist will probably recommend a series of treatments. But they are over so quickly, you can even have them on your lunch hour.

How about healing?

  • Healing after electrolysis is generally rapid, with no signs of the treatment remaining on your skin. Occasionally, you may have temporary redness, but it will quickly disappear with your own after-treatment, as directed by your electrologist.

What is the right age for electrolysis?

  • Any age is right. Of course we recommend that in the cases of pre-teens and individuals over 65, a physician should be consulted before treatment begins.

Is electrolysis expensive?

  • As compared with many other beauty treatments, the cost is moderate. It's a small price to pay for a lifetime of freedom from unsightly, unwanted hair. Don't you think you owe it to yourself to look into electrolysis now?

Is electrolysis sought by, and effective, on both genders?

  • Electrolysis treatments are equally effective on men and women. For as long as electrolysis records have been kept (going back to the late 1800's and the files of Daniel J. Mahler), men as well as women have sought out the services of professional electrologists.

Are electrologists given special training to deal with men?

  • Very little "special" training is necessary. Hairs grow in the same manner regardless of gender. Any man considering electrolysis should feel secure in the knowledge that he will be treated with same skills and sensitivity offered to women. (NOTE: Jodie treats men above the waist only.)

Recently I have read about "alternative" hair removal machines and methods. Are they safe? Are they effective?

  • Electrolysis is the ONLY PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL METHOD available today. Beware the clever (and sometimes not so clever!) claims of would-be competitors. In 1988, manufacturers of the electric tweezer, an unscientific and temporary method, were forbidden by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from claiming that their machine could effect permanent hair removal. Such a statement was deemed to be "false and misleading" by the U.S. Government.

    Compare electrolysis hair removal to laser hair removal

How about those inexpensive home use machines sold in major department stores and through the mail?

  • Quite simply, they afford temporary, usually painful, costly and ultimately ineffective hair removal. There is no comparison to electrolysis as performed by a highly trained electrologist.

Foot Detox

What is foot detox?

  • Ion Cleanse Detox Foot Bath is a process by which energy is sent through the body via the feet.

Is foot detox referred to by other names?

  • Yes. Foot detox bath, ion spa, ion cleanse detox foot bath, aqua chi and detox foot spa all refer to the same Ion Cleanse process.

How does it work?

  • The client/patient soaks his or her feet in a solution of clean water and an energy charge is driven through the feet by the ion cleanse machine.

What do your feet have to do with a detox?

  • The energy causes the largest pores in the body located in the feet to open even larger. Toxins are pulled down by gravity to the lowest point in the body, which is the feet.

What is an Ion Foot Detox Machine?

  • It is a high tech water ionizer that feeds the body both negative and positive ions through the feet. This is accomplished by placing your feet and a round ionizer generator called an array, into a tub of warm water.

How long is an average foot detox session?

  • An average session lasts about 30 minutes.

Why does the water change color?

  • There are a variety of factors. Salt is added to the water at the beginning of the session for optimum conductivity. Tap water that is added contains minerals and other impurities. The PH of the water increases during the session, which causes some of the changes in the water color.

Who should use the Ion foot bath?

  • There are many reasons to have an ionic cleanse. Some of the potential benefits are:
    • liver detoxification
    • purging heavy metals
    • increasing energy
    • reducing stress
    • improving sexual health
    • pain relief
    • improving memory and sleep
    • smoothing wrinkles
    • enhancing the immune system
    • increasing body pH levels
    • weight control by improved metabolism
    • improving blood circulation

Is there anyone who should not use the ion foot bath?

  • People with battery-operated (e.g. pacemakers) or metal implants, anyone who has received an organ transplant, pregnant women, nursing mothers or anyone under the age of 8 should not use the ion foot bath. Also, anyone with cuts or open wounds on the feet or anyone with epilepsy should never use the ion foot bath.

Ruptured Capillaries

What are the causes of ruptured capillaries?

  • The causes for ruptured capillaries vary.
    • blowing your nose too hard can cause severe damage
    • excessive amounts of spices and alcohol
    • pressing hands or objects against facial area
    • washing your face in extremely hot water
    • scrubbing too hard while cleansing your face

What are the effects of treatment?

  • Slight scabbing may occur to heal the epidermis layer.

Should I stay out of the sun after treatment?

  • Yes. Following treatment you must stay out of the sun for 48 hours (2 full days).
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