Unwanted hair can be safely removed from most body areas. The most common area is a female upper lip and face. Our electrologist has successfully removed hair from all body areas.
The inside of the ear canal and inside the nose should not be treated.
How should I choose an electrologist?
Regulation of electrology is on a state-by-state basis. Currently, there are 17 states that do not require licensure, do your research well. States regulating the practice of electrology require a practitioner hold a valid license. In Montana Electrologists are State licensed, they would hold an "LE" designation meaning they have passed the state approved license examination.
Most electrologists offer a free consultation as we do. Egzact recommends that you go to at least two consultations and choose the electrologist you are most comfortable with. Meet with them and look for a clean, professional office space and modern equipment. Find someone you trust and enjoy spending some quality hair-removal time with. Friends and family
can often refer you to someone in your area.
Electrolysis has been the ONLY FDA approved permanent method for removal of unwanted hair and it has been used for over 140 years!
Our electrologist is a Montana State licensed electrologist (LE designation).
We seek continuing education opportunities to ensure our clients' comfort and effective electrolysis treatment choices
We are a certified Apilus Centre. We utilize state-of-the-art electrolysis technology assuring our clients a more gentle and comfortalbe form of electrolysis. Apilus technology is absolutely the most comfortable way to permenent hair removal. If you have had electrolysis before and found it uncomfortalbe, you have to try the Apilus difference!
We are please to offer electrolysis services for both face and body work. We really can permanently remove hair from just about anywhere. Call for your complimentary electrolysis consultaion with an electrologist today!
Who will you treat?
Everyone is welcome here at Egzact.
How long does the hair have to be?
The hair has to be long enough for the electrologist to reach it with tweezers. After the follicle is treated the hair has to be
removed, as it is no longer part of your body. The ideal length is 1/4 of an inch.
What exactly do you do to the hair?
Electrology is the art and science of permanent hair removal utilizing probe devices. A fine sterile probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a small amount of electrical energy is discharged which destroys the hair growth tissue. When this is competently and skillfully accomplished, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently eliminated. The hair is lifted out after treatment and you leave with bare skin!
Why should I choose electrology over other hair removal methods?
If you want permanent hair removal, electrology is the only way to achieve this goal. However, there is no one method that is going to be perfect for everybody; your hair removal expert will also inform you of other methods that would work in your situation.
Is it really permanent? How long does it take?
Absolutely! However, electrolysis is not an overnight sensation. Electrolysis requires a series of treatments to achieve
permanency. The number of treatments necessary varies with each client and with the area being treated. Factors such as
hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity,
hormone function, normal physiologic changes, certain medications, and stress all influence the treatment program for each
individual. In most cases it takes between 12 and 18 months to have absolute permanence. It is very important to adhere to
the recommended treatment schedule to achieve optimum results in the shortest time frame. Though it sounds long, your
amount of treatment time or frequency with which you visit tapers off.
If you would like to know exactly what your treatment schedule looks like we encourage you to call for a free consultation
and find out exactly what you will need to do to get great results from us.
Does it Hurt? Really?
The short answer is it depends. It is impossible to destroy hair growth tissue without sensation because each hair follicle is
surrounded by its own network of nerve endings. The sensation, which may or may not be felt, is assurance that destructive
activity is taking place. Some clients sleep through hours of treatments and others honestly find 15 minutes to be uncomfortable. We utilize advanced Apilus technology ensuring our clients a gentler and more comfortable way to permanent hair removal. If you have tried electrolysis before, try it again and feel the Apilus difference.
The sensation you might experience depends on many reasons including where one is having treatment and what method is used. Some parts of the body are more sensitive than others. If you have ever waxed or plucked, you'll find electrolysis to be surprisingly comfortable. Some clients have described the sensation as a pinch, a mosquito bite, a quick snap, or building warmth. Many adjustments can be made which help to make the treatment more comfortable. Some clients choose to take an OTC analgesic such as Tylenol, Aspirin, or Advil 30 - 45 minutes before treatment and report treatment is very comfortable. We will work within your personal comfort level and do have topical anesthetics available.
Aftercare is 90% of good electrolysis treatments. Home care will help prevent reactions including breakouts and ingrown hairs. Perhaps we should come up with a better word than aftercare, because you should start by coming into the salon clean and dry. Then, keep the area clean after a treatment. This may even include changing your sheets before you go to bed that night. The area should be cooled down after a treatment. We recommend a cool shower for large body areas. Sweat is the enemy of a good wax. Let the area breathe for best results. Starting 48 hours after a wax exfoliate and moisturize daily. Exfoliate does NOT mean scratch a layer of skin off!! Gently get rid of dead skin cells using a washcloth and a paste made out of baking soda. Many find it is better for the skin to cut out all product. For example, daily washing the face with just a wet washcloth. Lastly, don't hesitate to call us with any questions.
Some people are more prone to ingrown hairs than others. It is individual to each person. Some get more ingrowns when shaving, some get more when waxing. Some get ingrowns only in one area of the body. To minimize ingrown hairs you can apply products such as PFB Vanish. Other worthwhile tips on avoiding or worsening an ingrown hair situation include:
What are the basic methods you use in treatments?
Electrolysis (also referred to as Galvanic) --- Direct current (DC), is used to achieve chemical destruction of the hair follicle.
Thermolysis --- Alternating current (AC), sometimes referred to as high frequency or short-wave, is used to create heat
which destroys the hair follicle.
The Blend (also referred to as Dual Modality) --- Both of the above currents are used simultaneously or sequentially to
achieve dual action destruction of the hair follicle.
You can get great results with any modality if you have a skilled electrologist. Your electrologist will select the best method
for your individual situation.
Why do I have to come so often? Does it make a difference if I let them all "grow in" and then come in?
Yes it makes a difference! It is important to follow your individual treatment schedule to get the fastest results. Hairs are most effectively treated in their early growth stages when the hairs are actively growing and therefore moist. Plus, they are finer and straighter and the target zone is smaller helping us to reach all of the germinative cells that grow hairs. Regular treatments ensures catching hairs at this early growth stage and makes for a more effective treatment with less potential for regrowth.
If you can make the time commitment at the beginning of treatment, you can think of it as taking time off the end so you get the best results in the shortest time frame.
Is Electrolysis safe?
Absolutely. Our office follows the American Electrology Association (AEA) Standards for Infection Control which ensure electrolysis is performed under the highest standards of cleanliness and safety. We utilize only sterile disposable probes for all treatments and always utilize fresh latex-free medical grade disposable gloves for each treatment.
What do you mean my hair is "resting" under the skin?
All hairs start as an empty hair follicle and then grow in to a fully mature hair. At some point, it separates from its blood
supply, ascends toward the surface of the skin and falls out. Following active growing periods, most hair follicles go into a
dormant or resting stage. The period of dormancy may last for an indefinite period of time, however, replacement hairs
usually appear within 3 to 12 months. If you have ever brushed your hair and looked at the hairs in the brush you may have
noticed the white tuft on the end of them. These are hairs that were naturally shed. As opposed to when you pluck, say an
eyebrow hair, it might have a moist shiny ball at the end. This is a growing hair.
Not all hairs are visible on the surface of the skin at any one time. Depending on the area of the body, you may wait for 12
weeks or 12 months to see all of the dormant hairs come to the surface as your hair pattern fills in. The appearance of these
coarse replacement hairs from dormant hair follicles should not be mistaken as regrowth from previously treated follicles.
What will my skin look like--will everyone know I've been in?
Immediately following treatment, there may be a slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears within a few
minutes to a few hours. Though not desirable on face work, small white dots or tiny red dots may occur. Ideally, by the
next day no one should be able to tell you have had treatment. On body work, a pinpoint film or crust may develop. It is
important to remember that scabs are a part of the normal healing process in some people. If this does occur, the client is
advised to not pick them off. Be sure and tell your electrologist about any skin reactions so they can work with you to
minimize their occurrence. When electrology is administered by a qualified electrologist using state-of-the-art technology
and techniques, the results are exciting!
Can women begin or continue electrology treatments during pregnancy?
Yes. As always, talk to your doctor, but electrology has been proven harmless for over 130 years. Still nervous? Put your treatment on hold during your pregnancy.
The disclaimer: The healthier you are, the harder it is to remove hair. Hair is a product of circulation. If you are healthy, active, and have good circulation it will take longer to remove the hair permanently. This applies to ALL hair removal methods.
How much does it cost?
We charge only for actual treatment time. What that means is if you have a 15 minute appointment you will not be in and
out in your car in 15 minutes. You will be in the treatment chair for 15 minutes. We book additional time between each
client to ensure you receive your full time. If you are squeezing us between your other appointments allow us about a 30
minute window for your 15 minute appointment.
Our current pricing schedule is as follows:
15 minutes = $32
30 minutes = $47
45 minutes = $62
60 minutes = $77
75 minutes = $92
90 minutes = $102
120 minutes = $122
Our minimum charge is $22
Larger blocks of time can be reserved if your electrologist agrees.
We also offer pre-paid treatment plans. Ask for details.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all forms of payment at the time of service. Gift certificates available.