The Continuous Need for Anti-Bullying
LA CROSSE, Wis., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In the month of October Internet trends have reached an all-time high for searches related to anti-bullying. Media outlets across the nation have increasingly shed light on the severity of the problem and the urgency of a solution. Stories of news anchors standing up to bullies, cyber-bullying, and suicides as a result of bullying have received widespread coverage.
October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month. But the effort to bring awareness to the problem and find solutions should not end as the month draws to a close. The push to prevent bullying needs to continue.
For members of the American Electrology Association the issue of bullying is intensely personal. Women seek the services of electrologists to eliminate excess unwanted hair. In many cases the appearance of unwanted hair results in bullying, torment, and insecurity. These stories of personal struggle are shared with electrologists every day as patients find comfort and solutions in the services they provide.
The story below is one of many examples of an electrolysis patient dealing with the personal struggles that come with excess hair growth.
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Electrolysis and Self-Esteem: One Woman’s Inspiring Story
(Long Island, NY) – For Elena Rios of Long Island, New York, electrolysis changed her outlook on life. Like many people entering puberty, Elena struggled with body changes which included excessive hair growth on her face. Classmates cruelly called her names like “Elvis,” making fun of the sideburns that grew on her face. As a teen with few choices, she resorted to combing her hair over her face, shaving and hiding her true self in shame. “I started feeling awful, and I actually started going with the wrong crowd because I had such low self-esteem,” she said. Elena also says her excess hair has held her back from opportunities in her life.
She’s not alone. In fact, hirsutism, or excessive hair growth, is a common problem, and one that is permanently treatable through electrolysis. Elena, who says her Puerto Rican heritage and genetics contributed to her unwanted hair, discovered electrolysis at age 17, “I was walking with my head held high.”
But after the birth of her children, she struggled with excess hair in new places. Now a single parent, her budget can be tight. Yet Elena believes electrolysis is worth the investment in herself, and goes to Queens regularly for her treatments. “I feel like I can conquer the world after electrolysis,” she said. “It is important to take care of yourself, because we give so much, especially as women, so I’m making electrolysis a priority for me.”
Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved permanent hair removal process, and electrologists are held to high standards for quality in the industry. In some cases, excess hair growth may indicate a more serious health problem, and when warranted, electrologists may refer clients for follow up with a medical provider.
The American Electrology Association, Inc. is the largest international non-profit membership organization for permanent hair removal professionals. Established in 1958, AEA exists to promote the highest standards in electrology education, practice, and ethics and to champion state licensing and regulation of the profession to protect the public interest. To learn more, visit their website: www.electrology.com.
SOURCE American Electrology Association, Inc.