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As teens are coming into their own, physical changes such as unsightly hair can negatively impact body image and self-esteem. For teenage girls, it could be the growth of superfluous hair on the side of the face or upper lip. For teenage boys, it may be the emergence of thick, bulky eyebrows. Some teenagers feel too embarrassed to speak about their hair concerns, while others go to a parent for advice.
If you're a teen or the parent of a teen, rest assured that there is a permanent solution for removing excess hair safely, comfortably and conveniently: electrolysis.
The earliest age for treatment depends upon the motivation of the young person. We want to make sure that it is the young person, and not a parent, who is deciding that it is time for electrolysis treatments. Girls as young as 12 seek treatments to remove hair on their upper lip. Teens and even pre-teens of all genders receive treatments to define or separate eyebrows.
Yes, new techniques, equipment and topical anesthetics help reduce the sensation of electrology treatments. A tolerance for the treatments will also come with maturity. If the young person decides not to have treatments, the electrologist will discuss options to hide the hair until he or she is less sensitive.
Cutting, clipping, or shaving are the best ways to hide the hair (it will not result in coarsening or increased density). Bleach will hide scattered hairs, to a degree. Depilatories remove the hair with chemicals, although they can cause irritation, possibly resulting in skin pigmentation problems.
Teen and pre-teen girls often get treatments on their upper lip, chin and sides of face. Young people will also have their eyebrows defined or separated, as well as having hairline, neckline and body areas treated.
Genetics, hormones, and medications can cause hair growth at any age.
Answers to general questions about electrolysis are available on the FAQ page.
The information above is provided courtesy of American Electrology Association.
PCOS affects 1 out of every 10 people with ovaries, many of whom go undiagnosed. For diagnosis and treatment of PCOS, you will need to see an endocrinologist (hormone specialist). For the unwanted hair, the solution is electrolysis.
Dark skin is a challenge for some hair removal methods, but not for electrolysis. If you've heard that your skin tone means that you are not a candidate for hair removal treatments, then you need to speak to an electrologist.
Hormones fluctuate due to age, pregnancy, medical conditions, and even some medications. These fluctuations can cause unwanted hair growth. Electrolysis can help.
As teens are coming into their own, facial hair and body hair suddenly sprouting in unwanted places is a big problem. Electrolysis provides a safe and permanent solution.
The breast area is especially prone to ingrown hairs. Repeated tweezing , shaving, and the tendency to wear tight-fitting bras and other clothing over this area, can contribute to hairs being trapped beneath the skin. Electrolysis can safely and gently eliminate hairs in these sensitive areas.
Curly and coarse hairs are more prone to become ingrown or cause raised bumps on your skin. These types of hair are often associated with darker skin tones, resulting in fewer options for safe and effective hair removal. Fortunately, electrolysis - the only permanent hair-removal method - works on all skin tones and all types of hair.
Some men just naturally have too much body hair for their own sense of style or their partner's aesthetic taste. If you're not someone who cheerfully puts up with a time-consuming hair maintenance routine, you've found the permanent hair removal solution for men: electrolysis.