Fairview Electrolysis Clinic has been in business since 1987.
Owned and operated by Evelyn Geatros, Fairview Electrolysis only hires certified electrologists.
Offering free expert consultations,
we look forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction.

Following are many of the questions we regularly get asked about electrolysis and its procedures.

Still have questions?
Please feel free to contact us and make an appointment for a free consultation to speak with us personally and confidentially.

Thank you for considering Fairview Electrolysis Clinic!
We look forward to hearing from you!

What areas of the body can electrolysis be used on?
Some of the most common areas include:


• chest
• back
• breasts
• stomach
• upper arms
• underarms
• arms
• fingers
• lower legs
• panty/bikini line
• thighs
• hairline
• eyebrows
• nose
• cheeks
• upper lip
• lower lip
• ears
• chin
• nape of neck
• jawline
• sideburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Is electrolysis safe?
Yes! Many individuals are recommended to us through their doctor or dermatologist.

Is electrolysis permanent?
Yes, but it is not a quick fix like other methods. Depending on what the individual has previously done to enhance the hair growth, a series of treatments are required to bring the hair back to its langua (fine) stage.

Is laser permanent?
No it is not considered "permanent". Laser hair removal has only been available for 5-6 years and currently there are no statistics or documentation to prove that it is permanent. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC refer to it as "Temporary Hair Removal", the only industry that has the right to say "Permanent Hair Removal" is the electrologist.

How often must one come in for treatment?
It depends on the individual and what temporary methods have been used to make the hair distorted and stronger at the base of the follicle. We will work with you to make a schedule of treatments that works best for you.

Does electrolysis hurt?
Each individual's pain tolerance level varies. It is a minor discomfort to some while others are able to sleep during treatment.

Are electrolysis treatments available for men?
Yes! Common problem areas for men are the outer ear and nose, the centre of the eyebrows, the cheeks, back and beard.

Are electrolysis treatments available for transgendered clients?
Yes! Please contact us for a free and confidential consultation.

How do I know if the electrolysis treatment is being done properly?
1. Insertion of the filament: When being inserted into the hair follicle, you should not feel it.
2. You will feel a heat sensation.
3. When the hair is being coagulated, the hair will slide out of the follicle easily. There should not be any tugging involved whatsoever.

What if hair seems to return while I'm being treated?
In the area(s) being treated, all of the hairs to be treated do not grow all at one time. Hair grows in a 12 week cycle, where the hairs growing in will be ones that had not yet appeared in previous treatments. Sometimes several treatments to the same hairs will be required to get them back to the langua (fine) stage. Some people cannot expect to see fast results depending on what they have done to manipulate their hair, for example waxing and tweezing, which can cause the hair to become deeply rooted and coarser than usual, and can sometimes remain dormant in the follicle for up to 3 months.

What can I do about hair growth between appointments?
We do not recommend tweezing or waxing between electrolysis appointments as it only prolongs the technician from retarding the hair growth if the client is taking the matter into their own hands. Cutting and shaving are acceptable between treatments as they only remove hair at the skin's surface and do not cause any damage to the hair's actual root.

How do I find a qualified electrologist?
The electrologist will have his/her certificate from an accredited school on display.
Come to Fairview Electrolysis Clinic for a free consultation with one of our experienced electrologists and find out what we can do for you