Electrolysis is an advanced hair removal skin care procedure that can produce long term or permanent reduction of unwanted hair in various parts of the body. During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will discuss various aspects of electrolysis and provide a comparison with other hair removal treatment options. The provider will also advise the dollar figure estimate of electrolysis at this time.
The first concern of a responsible provider will be to ensure that the patient makes a well-considered choice of a procedure. Therefore, they will educate the patient about costs and other aspects to enable the patient to make an informed decision. Zimmet Vein & Dermatology is a leading practice offering electrolysis and various other procedures to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations.
Some patients may want to compare the estimated costs of electrolysis with other treatment alternatives such as laser hair removal and traditional solutions such tweezing, waxing, and shaving. While the traditional treatments will usually prove to be more affordable when they are applied at-home, they are not long term solutions to the problem of unwanted hair.
The patient will have to repeat such traditional procedures periodically as long as they want to maintain a smooth, hair-free skin in certain areas of the body. On the other hand, electrolysis is a one-time procedure spread over multiple treatment sessions with long term or permanent hair reduction results.
In the long run, chances are that a procedure such as electrolysis may prove to be more cost-effective and less time-consuming in comparison to the traditional at-home treatments. Apart from these treatments, the patient may also have the option of laser-based hair removal. The costs of electrolysis and laser hair reduction may not be very different.
However, the actual costs of procedure will vary from one patient to another. The dermatologist will carefully evaluate the patient’s condition of hair, skin and hair color, the area of treatment, and the patient’s personal aesthetic goals. Accordingly, the provider will recommend the most appropriate treatment between electrolysis and laser hair removal.
Patients should be aware that electrolysis will involve multiple treatment sessions that will usually be administered at the office of the dermatologist. Therefore, the patient should ideally be committed to the entire treatment plan, which may involve multiple treatment sessions spread over several weeks or months. The patient should be prepared to commit the amount of time required to complete the treatment in order to achieve optimal results.
The provider may charge for electrolysis treatment on a per-session basis. The total number of sessions will depend on the size of the area being treated, and the amount of hair that needs to be removed. Hormones, genetics, and general health of the patient may also impact the number of treatment sessions required.
For instance, a very fine growth of hair on the upper lip may only require about six to eight short treatment sessions, while a heavy growth of hair in the same area may take as long as two years of treatment that start bi-weekly and progress to monthly. Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for electrolysis.