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How long will it take?

How long will it take?

When receiving efficient treatment regularly for a problem area, 75% of the offending hairs are usually eliminated within the first four to six months. This can true no matter how large the problem is. The key is clearing the area once every two weeks. If the hairs are too numerous to clear that frequently, then it takes  proportionally longer.

Individual results differ of course, because of variations in skin sensitivity and hair types, but most cases are fairly predictable. It is a common myth that electrolysis should result in permanence after one treatment. This could be the case with fine hairs but not with coarser hairs.

If current were applied with the intensity needed to destroy 100% of hairs in one treatment, skin might also be destroyed, resulting in visible marks or scars. When a lesser current is used, scarring is avoided and sensation is minimized. Effectiveness, unfortunately, is also reduced when the current is reduced. That is why permanence is achieved gradually with a series of treatments.

How many treatments is a ‘series’? Easy areas may need 2 treatments.  Large, tough areas may need many treatments.  It’s easier to predict the total number of hours rather than number of treatments.  How long was your first treatment? Multiply that times 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 to get your total hours.  Your multiplier is your hair coarseness.  A multiplier of 2 is for fine hair, 6 for very coarse hair.

In the search for beauty, patience is always a virtue. Problems with weight, fitness, skin and grooming need constant attention, for all of one’s life. Permanent hair removal requires only your weekly or monthly attention for an average of six to 18 months.

The question of whether treatment regularity affects the results often comes up. If your electrologist suggests that you should come in every two weeks at first, but you can only make it in once a month, are you forfeiting results? Not really. Although you are prolonging completion, the total number of treatment hours will remain the same.

The chart below illustrates Genie Solutions average times to achieve 90 – 100% hair reduction with electrolysis.  It is easier to express treatments in total time than number of treatments.  e.g. 3 hours of total time could translate to 10 sessions.  For difficult areas the duration of these treatments  would be 1 – 2 years.

 We’ve included large body areas that we now treat with laser,  just to illustrate how laser technology has expedited permanent hair removal. check out our laser faqs.  

For Women:  

  • Chin 3.2 hours
  • Upper lip 3.5 hours
  • Upper lip & chin 6.3 hours
  • Eyebrows 3.6 hours
  • Extensive facial 13.4 hours
  • Lower legs 34.8 hours *
  • Thighs 59 hours*
  • Tummy 3.1 hours
  • Underarms 9.5 hours
  • Bikini line 13 hours
  • Breasts 2.8 hours