Hair removal is a common and often time-consuming process of our beauty routines. While more traditional methods, such as shaving and waxing, provide temporary relief, many individuals seek more permanent hair reduction. Electrolysis is a proven method for hair removal and has been helping people achieve hair-free and smooth skin for a long time. This blog will discuss how electrolysis hair removal works and why it is considered an effective long-term solution.
Electrolysis is a hair removal method that uses electrical currents to target and destroy individual hair follicles. You may be asking yourself, “How does electrolysis work?” Well, electrolysis devices are used by trained and certified electrologists and use a fine probe or needle and an electric current source. Once the probe is inserted into the hair follicle, a low-level electrical current is applied through the probe and into the hair follicle. Depending on the patient’s specific needs, this current may take various forms, such as direct current, alternating current, or a mix of both. The electrical current generates heat and chemical reactions within the affected hair follicle. This will ultimately lead to the destruction of the hair follicle’s ability to grow. Once the hair follicle has been treated, the hair is removed using tweezers or another appropriate method, depending on whether it is coarse, thick, or over rough and bumpy skin. This process is repeated for each individual hair follicle.
Unlike some temporary facial hair removal or hair removal methods, such as shaving or waxing, electrolysis offers permanent hair removal. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it will not grow back. Electrolysis is also extremely precise. It can target individual hair follicles without affecting the surrounding skin. This makes it a very effective method for small areas like eyebrows and larger areas like the back or legs. This is also a very suitable method of hair removal because it works on all hair types and colors and can also be used on any part of the body. This makes it a good solution for people of all skin types and hair textures. When performed by an experienced and qualified electrologist, electrolysis is safe and effective. It is considered the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal. Side effects of electrolysis are usually fairly minimal, such as slight redness and swelling in the treated area, and are known to be gone within a few hours.