Start getting ready for the holidays

Halloween happens later this week and it’s a reminder that the holiday season will soon be upon us.

We often think of Thanksgiving as the time we really begin to get busy as we start shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, etc and then roll into New Years, but the reality is, we still have to get ready for Thanksgiving. For some people, that might mean stopping at the store a day or two beforehand to buy a turkey, but for others, it might mean a couple busy weeks of shopping, preparing pies from scratch, etc. It’s easy to get caught up in the rush and wonder where all the time went.

In the middle of all of the craziness, people still have to deal with their unwanted hair issues. Often, being busy with all of the other things means having less time to shave, getting brows done, etc, so things get stretched out and people quickly find themselves looking their worst when they want to look their best, so they panic.

Instead of waiting until the last minute, many people opt to start having electrolysis instead. In fact, it can be one of the busiest times of the year for most electrologists. Depending on the area you’re considering having done, appointments can take as little as 15 minutes every 2-4 weeks, leaving you plenty of time to deal with your other pressures during the holiday crunch, while still looking your best. Even better, the treated hair is permanently removed, meaning that, for the few minutes spent today, you could go the rest of your life with one less thing to worry about.

Consider treating yourself or your loved one to electrolysis. It is a simple and permanent solution to a lifetime of hassle.

For more information about permanent hair removal or to book an appointment, contact us at hairinfo@EmancipatedElectrolysis.com or call us at 585-270-5230 and finally be freed from unwanted hair.

Skin tags and spider veins

Electrolysis equipment is not only capable of getting rid of your unwanted hair, it can also be used to treat skin tags and spider veins.

Telangiectasias, or spider veins, not to be mistaken with varicose veins, are small veins less than 1mm in diameter that are retaining blood in the upper layers of the skin. They can appear as red or purple dots or lines. some of which may branch out like a spider web, most frequently on the face, arms or legs. These veins can be treated by placing the electrolysis probe against them on the skin and emitting a weak burst of high frequency radio waves, exciting the water molecules to cause heat, which in turn causes the trapped blood to dry up and dissipate. Sometimes, there can be some minor bruising afterward until the body carries the blood away. Larger spider veins may take multiple treatments to full resolve.

Acrochorda, or skin tags, are small benign skin tumors that protrude from the skin, most frequently in crease areas like the neck, underarms or eyelids. To treat these, an electrologist will turn the power up and use the blunt side of a probe to effectively cauterize the skin, “burning” the tag off.

Both cases are relatively painless procedures and can typically be completed in just a few minutes as part of a regular electrolysis appointment or on their own. For more information about removal of skin tags and spider veins, permanent hair removal or to book an appointment, contact us at hairinfo@EmancipatedElectrolysis.com or call us at 585-270-5230 and finally be freed from unwanted hair.

Menopausal hair growth

As women enter menopause, many find themselves sprouting new hair in some rather unwanted places. The most common area is on the chin, but this new hair can appear anywhere, including on the breasts, shoulders or back.

The reason why this happens, is not a new supply of testosterone, but because of the body’s decline in estrogen production during and after menopause. The existing testosterone that all women naturally have binds to the receptors on the follicles that used to be occupied by estrogen, which in turn, triggers androgenic hair growth. If a woman chooses to undergo hormone replacement therapy (consult your doctor), body hair can diminish to the pre-menopausal state, but, once facial hair starts growing, the only way to get rid of that facial hair permanently is through electrolysis.

At Emancipated Electrolysis LLC, we understand the insecurity this new hair brings women and we are here to help you with it. Often it can be discretely dealt with in just a few 15 minute long sessions if someone is undergoing hormone replacement, or with a regularly monthly session to treat new hair as they start to grow if they have opted not to. For more information about permanent hair removal or to book an appointment, contact us at hairinfo@EmancipatedElectrolysis.com or call us at 585-270-5230 and finally be freed from unwanted hair.

Non-facial trans* hair removal issues

While trans women are concerned about their hair appearing too masculine, particularly their facial hair, and it triggering their own dysphoria or having to deal with it in social situations or rejection from strangers, there are two other areas to consider as well.

The first is the breast area, particularly for trans women that haven’t started hormone treatment yet. Once the breast buds start to develop, this area can become particularly sensitive and, while HRT will likely reduce body hair, there’s no guarantee that it will reduce body hair to the cis female norm, particularly the heavier, terminal hairs. Some of the hair in this area is very androgen sensitive and HRT will likely reduce a lot of it, but hair around the areola tends to be driven by adrenal production rather than androgen production. While these hairs can be targeted at any point, you may wish to consider having them done prior to starting HRT if you haven’t done so already, as the pain will be greatly less.

The other area is the genitals. At least 6 months prior to SRS/GRS, most vaginoplasty surgeons recommend removing hair from the shaft and base of the penis, as well as the scrotum and perineum. They will scrape the skin during surgery, but the likelihood of removing all of the follicles is small. If all of the follicles are not destroyed, when the skin is reused in the neovagina, the result can be internal hair, causing pain, discomfort, bleeding, an increased risk of infection, and general unhappiness with the results for the patient and her partners.

At Emancipated Electrolysis LLC, taking care of our trans* clients needs in an affirming way is one of our primary missions. For more information about permanent hair removal or to book an appointment, contact us at hairinfo@EmancipatedElectrolysis.com or call us at 585-270-5230 and finally be freed from unwanted hair.