Everything You Need to Know About Electrolysis

There are several options when looking for hair removal treatments. Some of the most well-known, longstanding techniques include waxing and laser hair removal. But another method is rapidly emerging as a viable—and arguably, more desirable—alternative to these older choices: electrolysis. Let’s take a look at this new hair removal technology from some of the most important angles.

How Does Electrolysis Work?
During an electrolysis hair removal procedure, an electrologist, or other board-certified professional will use an electronic medical device to send an electrical current through the hair follicle. This electrical current destroys the area of the follicle where hair growth occurs. By damaging the source of follicle growth, electrolysis is able to deliver permanent hair removal. It’s the only FDA-approved technology currently available that can do so. (Though laser hair removal can remove the majority of hair in targeted areas of the body, it doesn’t wipe out all of it and is not completely permanent.)

How Many Sessions Are Needed?
The amount of sessions required depends on how much hair a client wants permanently removed from their body. Larger areas like the calf and thigh may take multiple sessions. Smaller spots, including the eyebrows and other parts of the face, can be done in a single visit.

Is Electrolysis Dangerous?
Electrolysis is an FDA-approved treatment for hair removal. That means that the technology cleared the agency’s rigorous standards for safety and efficacy.

Unwanted after-effects, meanwhile, are minimal. There is the possibility of some redness in the area of the body where the electrolysis was performed, but this is generally limited. Additionally, there’s minimal recovery time. Patients can resume regular activities—including going to work, exercising, and socializing— right after their appointment.

If you’ve been looking for a permanent hair removal solution, electrolysis may be the answer. Contact our office today to set up an appointment with our electrolysis expert, Monica.

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