After more than 125 years, electrolysis still remains the only 100% effective method of permanent hair removal for all skin and hair types. Other hair removal methods currently offered on the market, such as laser, are applied on the skin surface and detect the hair thanks to its pigmentation (color). However, for effective hair reduction, these methods require a strong contrast between the skin color (light) and the hair color (dark). Electrolysis, on the other hand, directly targets the hair follicle from the inside, leading to a complete destruction of the cells responsible for hair growth while protecting the skin surface
How Does It Work?
During the electrolysis procedure, a fine wire called a probe is inserted into the hair follicle. The follicle is a small opening in the skin in which the hair grows. A small amount of current is then administered which destroys the germinating cells, or papilla, that causes the hair to grow. This discourages regrowth and the hair is then easily removed with a tweezer.
Since hair grows in cycles of four to six weeks or longer, not all hair is visible at any given time. It is therefore necessary to have regular treatments. This will clear hair that has not been treated as well as any regrowth that may occur. Hair that regrows is usually finer in texture and lighter than the original hair.
Is All Electrolysis The Same?
There are three types, or modalities, of electrolysis used today.
1) Galvanic, an electric current that produces a chemical reaction.
2) Thermolysis, a short-wave current that produces heat.
3) The Blend, a modality that combines the two. They all result in effective permanent hair removal.
What to Expect from Electrolysis?
The amount of discomfort varies with the individual and the area being treatment. Over-the-counter pain medications may be taken one hour prior to treatment if the individual so desires. Most people do not find this necessary.
Electrolysis treatments usually last from fifteen minutes to an hour and are done on a weekly basis. The process requires a series of treatments to achieve permanency. The number of treatments vary with the individual and this office complies to very strict sanitation guidelines