What is electrolysis for hair removal?

January 9, 2013 blog No Comments

Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

The practitioner slides a thin probe into the hair follicle. The right operation would not hurt your skin. Then the electric current is transferred into the follicle through the thin probe so the area where hair generates is damaged.

What is electrolysis for hair removal

The hair is removed from your face and body one by one,so it is a time consuming and professional job.

There are three methods of electrolysis: galvanic, thermolysis, blend (Galvanic and thermolysis).

Body areas suitable for electrolysis hair removal

Actually, nearly all of the body areas can be treated with electrolysis: Chin, upper lip, eyebrows, abdomen, thighs, legs, and arms. No permanent damage would generate with electrolysis.

Electronic tweezers should not be used during the treatment. It cannot deliver the permanent hair removal result.

Electrologist qualifications

If you are planning a electrolysis treatment. You need to check if your electrologist are qualified enough to perform the treatment for you. Professional certification and training are necessary for the practice of the treatment. If you choose the wrong one,it means that you may face the risk of scarring. Unqualified staff would always cost more time and money.

Home electrolysis is possible?

We do not recommend that you do it at home with the home version electrolysis machines. You have to ask for some one who has received the professional training and licensed ones. It is not safe to be treated with home version electrolysis machine.

How many treatments needed for permanent hair removal result?        

There is no exact treatment numbers since everyone is different. For one people, different body areas need different treatments. For example, you choose electrolysis for unwanted thin facial hair removal; you need about 15 treatment sessions. If you choose to get rid of hair in your leg, more treatment sessions are needed. Each treatment session is between 15 minutes and one hour. The thick and coarse hair requires more treating efforts. In addition, different people have different hair growth cycles and gens. All those factors would affect the treatment result of electrolysis.

Compare laser with electrolysis

Laser began to gain popularity in 1990s. Laser is a fast and effective method for hair removal. However, laser can only reduce the hair permanently and it is not allowed to claim that laser can deliver permanent hair removal method. Until now, only electrolysis is approved as a permanent hair removal method by FDA.

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