With over 125 years of clinically proven safety and effectiveness, electrolysis can be a permanent hair removal option when properly performed.
Does electrolysis work?
Electrolysis is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent removal of unwanted hair. As the hair is treated, regrowth is prevented rather than just removed temporarily. Only electrolysis provides both hair removal and hair elimination.
Will electrolysis work for me?
Almost certainly. Electrolysis is effective for all skin types, hair types, skin colors, hair colors, and most of the areas of the body.
What is the science behind electrolysis?
A small electric current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe directly into the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the dermal papilla, the matrix, and an area called "the bulge", all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate.
Is all electrolysis the same?
There are three types, or modalities, of electrolysis used today - galvanic (current produces a chemical reaction), thermolysis (short-wave which produces heat) and a modality that blends the two. Some electrologists perform only one type and others may employ different styles depending on the needs of the client. They all result in effective permanent hair removal.
Does electrolysis cause any side effects on the skin?
Immediately following treatment, there may be a temporary redness or tenderness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and any personal attention you may need.
How many treatments are required with electrolysis?
The number of treatments necessary varies with each client. The amount of hair, the methods used by the client before treatment, genetics, hormones, nutrition and health of the individual will all be factors that determine how many treatments or sessions will be required. For areas that have been waxed or tweezed, treatments will be more frequent than for areas that have been shaved.
Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated. The frequency and length of your appointments depends on the size of the area being cleared and the progress of your treatment. In general, treatments on a particular area are longest and most frequent at the beginning. Treatment length and frequency then tapers off as fewer and fewer hairs remain to be treated.
To acheive optimum results, it is important to follow the treatment plan recommended by your electrologist.
Credits: American Electrology Association