An extremely fine wire is used that slides into the natural opening of the hair follicle and treatment is applied. Pre-sterilized disposable wires are used for health precautions.
Electrolysis hair removal is the only hair removal solution considered to be permanent according to the FDA.
Faster for the first pass – yes. Permanent – no. There is still no statistically significant evidence or proof that laser epilation is permanent. In fact, laser epilation is not much better than waxing, no matter what the advertisers say. It can even cause skin discoloring and scarring. The U.S. F.D.A. specifically prohibits laser epilation manufacturers and salons from making claims about permanence. However, that restriction is often ignored. We keep ourselves updated on the latest developments in the laser hair removal field, along with other hair removal modalities. Should we find any to be safe and effective, then we will certainly offer those services at our offices.
There are three available methods: High Frequency (thermolysis), Galvanic (electrolysis), and Blend (combination of the two). Depending on several factors, any or all of the above may be used. The Blend, however, is the newest and most effective.
Whether there is any discomfort during electrolysis is quite variable, depending on a patient’s tolerance and the modality used. During most treatments, a definite sensation will be noticed. It has been variously described as a “slight heat”, “tingling” or “stinging” sensation. There are different prescription and nonprescription topical medications that may be used to numb the treated area. We use a special electrolysis epilator that has several patented features to make the treatments as tolerable and comfortable as possible. We are trained to work within the comfort tolerance of our patients. Please, do not hesitate to let us know what you are feeling during the course of your treatment.
Some of the benefits of electrolysis hair removal include:
- The ability to target any hair, regardless of its location
- The ability to remove any type of hair, including fine and coarse hairs
- The ability to provide permanent hair removal
- No skin irritation or damage
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best candidate for electrolysis hair removal may vary depending on the individual’s situation. However, generally speaking, a good candidate for electrolysis hair removal is someone who is looking for a long-term solution to unwanted hair growth and who has tried other methods of hair removal without success.
There is no definitive answer to this question as the amount of time required for electrolysis hair removal can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and location of the treatment area. However, on average, electrolysis treatments typically require between 15 and 30 minutes to complete.
Yes, electrolysis hair removal is effective for dark skin. If you have dark skin and are considering electrolysis hair removal, it is important to consult with a qualified professional to discuss your individual risk factors and whether this treatment is right for you.
If you experience any side effects after having an electrolysis hair removal treatment, you should consult your physician.
Yes, electrolysis is effective on any color or texture of hair. So whether it’s coarse white or fine blonde hair, electrolysis can very effectively achieve permanent hair removal results for light-colored hair.