Electrolysis has been around since the 1890s getting rid of unwanted hair. A tiny needle is inserted into the hair follicle. The needle is heated and will damage the tissues in the hair producing area, so that follicle if treated in the right stage of growth, will usually not produce another hair. A series of treatments are needed to effectively treat all the hair in an area, because only one hair at a time is being treated.
Electrolysis is very effective over time and will eliminate most of your unwanted hair. Recently, laser hair removal has virtually replaced this age-old technique. But there are instances that electrolysis is still needed. If you qualify for laser hair removal, it will be less expensive (in the long run), more comfortable and less time-consuming than electrolysis. But if you have light-colored hair (white, grey, red, or blonde), then you would only qualify for electrolysis, not laser.
Electrolysis also needs to be done on the eyebrows, since laser is not exact enough and may eliminate too much brow hair. A short, free consultation can determine which technique you will be a candidate for. Until very recently, most lasers were not able to effectively treat the finer, thinner, lighter-colored hair. Now, with our advanced lasers, we can effectively treat even quite fine hairs, as long as they have some pigment.
To see if your unwanted hair is best suited for laser or electrolysis, call us today at 512-328-1555 for information and/or to schedule your free consultation.