Does Electrolysis hurt? Is it pain-free?

Like many others, you're looking forward to ridding yourself of unwanted hair, but you've heard it could hurt. So how bad is it?

The only real way to find out is to try it for yourself - which is why we offer free consultations and free patch tests, during which we'll treat a few hairs so you can see what it feels like before you commit to more. Our main goal at Nios is to get rid of the hair while letting you remain as comfortable as possible! That's why we carry the most advanced electrolysis machines that use "micro-flash" technology. This basically means the heat is applied in a fraction of a second, making treatment more comfortable than ever. 

Here's the bottom line: for permanent hair removal to work, you need to destroy the root of the hair with a small amount of heat. You can't apply any amount of heat without any sensation (that's why any claims for permanent hair removal being "painless" are simply not true). Electrolysis produces a pricking sensation, which some clients describe as being just a little more than the feeling of a hair being tweezed. This sensation is your guarantee that the hair is actually being destroyed. With advancing technology, electrolysis is more comfortable and effective than ever. The treatments are well tolerated by the vast majority of our clients and we can assist you by applying ice before treatment, using a lidocaine spray, or by changing the settings. 

Nios is conveniently located near nine subways and has the highest safety procedures and the best-trained electrologists, all of whom are Certified Professional Electrologists (CPE) - possibly the only center in NYC to require this. We know you may have more questions, which is why we offer free, no-pressure (really!) consultations - call us and we'd be happy to find a slot that works for you.