How do I contact Petra Stein?

Petra Stein
Phone: (707) 704-6661

How long does it take for the hair to be removed permanently?

The duration of Electrolysis varies significantly with each individual depending on the specific nature of each client’s hair and skin. The short and general answer is 9 months to 3 years, and sometimes more.

How often do I have to come for a visit?

This, too, varies with each individual depending on the speed of each client’s hair cycle. There are women who come for a visit as frequently as twice a week and there are those who come twice a month. For some, two visits a year is all that’s needed.

With time and consistent treatments the hair cycle slows down and so does the frequency of visits. Each session takes between 15 minutes to a 1 hour long depending on your specific need.

How is Electrolysis done?

By sliding a tiny probe into each follicle and applying a split-second impulse, the hair is freed for removal.

Is Electrolysis safe?

Yes, Electrolysis is approved by the American Medical Association, and is practiced by a licensed professional in compliance with the California state board of barbering and cosmetology. I use state of the art sterilizing equipment including disposable probes to provide you with maximum protection.

Does Electrolysis hurt?

Sensitivity levels vary with each individual. Clients have described their experience in various ways, from the sensation of a “pin-prick” to “nothing at all” and everything in between.

Is there any skin reaction associated with Electrolysis?

Reddening of the skin occurs during or immediately after the treatment, which normally lasts only for a short time. At the end of your first visit I will provide you with a list of recommendations to comfort your skin after the treatment.

What areas can be treated with Electrolysis?

Any part of the body, any type of skin and any color and thickness of hair can be successfully treated by Electrolysis.

Will men benefit from Electrolysis?

Of course! If you have unwanted hair, men and women alike will benefit from Electrolysis.

Many men find Electrolysis a wonderful solution specifically for the shaping of their eyebrows and the clearing of that little space between their eyebrows. Over the years many of my clients have been men and most of them have come to see me for this purpose. It is common, it is natural and it is confidential. Men are welcome!

Which should I choose — Electrolysis or Laser?

Both methods of hair removal have their advantages and limitations. Electrolysis and Laser go hand in hand, and depending on your specific situation either one can be helpful. Laser is a newer method which continues to evolve, and is geared to treat large areas of the body and large amounts of hair. However, it will not treat blond, gray or white hair, it will not treat hair on the eyebrows, and will not be effective treating dark skin or the type of skin which tends to pigment with exposure to sun.

Electrolysis can treat any hair any where, as well as any skin color.

If you have the right combination of skin and hair color, I recommend Laser for the treatment of large areas and more dense growth such as the legs, arms, bikini lines, and in some cases chin and neck.

I recommend Electrolysis for the treatment of any hair anywhere — specifically for the treatment of gray and blond hair, for skin shades that cannot risk pigmentation, for hair on the eyebrow, nipples, upper lips, in short, for hair everywhere — no matter what color, shape, age or gender you might be.