Electrolysis for Removing Hair
Electrolysis is a common method of removing unwanted hair. A small needle or thin metal probe is inserted into the opening of the skin where hair grows (small sacs beneath the skin called hair follicles). Next, a low-level electrical current passes through the needle or probe into your skin and destroys the hair follicle. Hair is unable to grow back in an area where the follicle has been destroyed.
The process of electrolysis can require several treatment sessions to destroy the hair follicles. Treatment is not painful —the feeling is sometimes described as having little rubber bands snapping at your skin for a few seconds. Some people feel no discomfort at all. It really depends on your pain threshold.
If you have ever waxed , plucked or threaded your hair then you can certainly live through electrolysis as it is nowhere near the same level of discomfort.
The destruction of each individual hair follicle may take from less than 1 second up to 20 seconds.
What To Expect After Treatment
After electrolysis, your treated skin may temporarily be red and tender. You may need additional treatments to permanently remove all unwanted hair. You should notice a loss of unwanted hair in the treated area within several weeks to months after the first treatment.
Why It Is Done
Electrolysis is done to permanently remove unwanted hair. Electrolysis is commonly used to remove hair on the face (eyebrows, upper and lower lips, cheeks, chin, hairline, bridge of the nose between eyebrows, and sideburns) and also on the neck, shoulders, arms and underarms, breasts,abdomen, bikini line, legs, back, and chest.
How Well It Works
When electrolysis is done correctly, it permanently removes unwanted hair.
What To Think About
Finding a licensed, reputable electrologist is important to successfully and permanently remove unwanted hair.