How does it work?
A trained electrologist inserts a small metal probe into the hair follicle alongside the hair. A small amount of electric current is then delivered to the probe by a sensitive electronic device called the epilator. Depending on the technique used, the electric current destroys the hair root by heat or chemical action, and in some methods by both at the same time.
Electrolysis requires a series of treatments. The length of time varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors: the density and coarseness of the hair, the total area to be treated, how well you tolerate treatment, and the consistency in which you treat the hair while in the anagen (growth) stage. The cause of the unwanted hair and the temporary hair removal methods used will also affect the total treatment duration.
Is it permanent?
Electrolysis is FDA approved for permanent hair removal and is widely accepted and respected in the medical field.
Is it safe?
Modern well-trained electrologists utilize the most up-to-date effective methods of sterilization, disinfection, and antisepsis, and follow guidelines in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Don’t hesitate to ask your electrologist about the method he/she uses to guarantee your safety.