Whereas electrolysis as a method of hair removal has existed since 1875, thousands of prospective clients still have no idea what the treatment is all about.
This permanent hair removal practice has a myriad of questions that need to be demystified by experts in the field. Having conducted numerous consultations since our inception, we’ve managed to put together answers to common questions our clients have been asking us almost each time we’re holding a session.
Before we move further, it’s worth acknowledging that the Electrolysis Hair Removal is the only permanent hair removal solution that has been approved by the FDA. That means that only electrolysis is capable of eliminating hair and ensuring permanent results.
Read on to get accustomed to answers to frequently asked questions revolving around electrolysis treatment.
Electrolysis is ideally a term used to describe the art and science of permanent hair removal. Approved by the FDA for permanently getting rid of unwanted hair, this method destroys the regenerative ability of the hair follicle and completely impedes the hair growth tissue to reveal glowing skin. Whether the hair growth is caused by hormonal imbalances, heredity, or metabolic conditions, electrolysis treatment renders the follicle incapable to produce another hair after the procedure.
In electrolysis treatment, an electrologist transmits a minute amount of electric current directly into the opening of the hair follicle using a fine, sterile probe or needle to destroy the hair growth cells. This method completely inhibits three common areas that cause hair regeneration and growth, including the dermal papilla, the matrix, and the bulge.
Medical electrolysis devices destroy the hair growth cells using either heat energy, chemical energy, or both. The modality is the method the professional electrologist may use to destroy hair growth cells. Currently, there are three most effective modalities under the electrolysis treatment:
This is a chemical electrolysis process where the current generates a chemical reaction in the hair follicle for rescinding the hair growth cells. In this process, the professional electrologist may utilize up to 16 galvanic electrolysis needles simultaneously to eliminate the cells causing hair growth.
This electrolysis hair removal modality is all about heating and destroying the hair growth cells in the follicle using one of two approaches –either a flash method (high frequency) or the current method. Professionals who choose the direct current method will use it at lower intensity for extended periods, while those who prefer the flash method will use high-intensity current for a shorter timing.
This method involves merging the thermolysis current with the galvanic current. In this hair removal approach, thermolysis powers up a chemical reaction in the hair follicle, cauterizing the blood flow to the follicle and destroying the hair growth cells.
While laser hair removal produces longer-lasting results compared to traditional methods like shaving or waxing, it never guarantees PERMANENT hair removal results. Unlike laser hair removal, electrolysis carries fewer risks and side effects and yields more permanent effects. This FDA-approved hair removal technique prevents regrowth, thus ensuring both hair removal and complete elimination.
Yes! Electrolysis is ideal for everyone regardless of skin type and body color. Unlike laser hair removal that’s primarily suitable for light skin and dark hair, electrolysis has proven to be effective for all hair types, skin types, hair colors, skin colors, and almost all areas of the body – of course, except sensitive areas like around the eyelid.
Anyways, the effectiveness of electrolysis bears no correlation with the color of the hair or skin.