Located in My Salon Suites Building - Permanent Hair Removal in Downtown Oak Park, IL
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A small electrical current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe directly into the opening of the hair follicle, destroying the dermal papilla, the matrix and the bulge. Electrolysis destroys what causes hair to grow and regenerate. Due to the precise nature of electrolysis- it is effective on all hair colors, textures and skin tones
Laser hair removal reduces hair growth. Electrolysis eliminates the ability for hair growth, making it the only form of permanent hair removal approved by the FDA.
Hairs have differing cycles of growth, many of which are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. Since individual hairs are in different phases of the cycle at any given time, multiple treatments are usually required to remove unwanted hair.
Depending on the area you want cleared, sessions can range from 15-minutes to an hour or more, depending on hair density and size of the area. Most people who follow the recommended treatment plan can expect to take from 9- 18 months. Certain medications and hormones influence the treatment program, which may extend treatment beyond 18 months.
Electrolysis can be done anywhere on the body except inner nose and inner ears. Some technicians limit areas they do.
Everyone's pain threshold is different and can vary area to area. Your Electrologist will go over pain management options with you during the consultation.
Electrolysis is permanent on anagen hairs, progress will not be lost from missing a session. However, missing a session can push back your end goal. Please familiarize yourself with our cancellation/reschedule/no show policy on the book an appointment page.
A 2 week minimum if it's in an area you received injectables or microneedling.
The maximum treatment time in a single day is 5 hours. We require a 50% deposit for any sessions over 2 hours and our cancellation/late rescheduling policy is strictly enforced.
We do not have your medical history on file. Your skin and health can change over time. Consultations are a non-negotiable prerequisite to treatment. Book a consultation.
No, we are not considered a medical office, there are no electrolysis offices in Illinois that we are aware of that accepts insurance. We require payment at time of service. Some clients depending on their policy may be able to get reimbursed by their insurance company.
1. Go to your doctor and get a diagnosis (hirsutism, PCOS, gender dysphoria, pseudofolliculitis, etc.) recommending electrolysis as treatment.
2. Submit the referral w/diagnosis to your insurance company for pre-authorization. They will let you know if electrolysis is covered in your policy and how many units/sessions they will approve.
3. Let your Electrologist know that you will need receipts for your treatments with codes. You submit those detailed receipts to your insurance for direct reimbursement.
*We are not in any insurance networks and we do not guarantee that you will be reimbursed* We cannot submit pre-authorization forms to your insurance company as we are not a medical provider.
Clients are welcome to use their own numbing cream or gel, or you can purchase it from us. We recommend you apply it on clean, dry skin 45 minutes to an hour before your appointment. It helps penetrate better if you cover the area with cling wrap after applying the numbing agent.
We work closely with a licensed physician who has helped clients with electrolysis pain management for the last eight years. There is a $75 Consultation Fee for RX numbing cream:
Yes, it depends on how long of an electrolysis session you received. Talk to your electrologist for guidance. Light chemical peels should be done no less than 5 days before or after an electrolysis session. Deep peels require a doctors note with approval date to continue electrolysis.