It is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body. With advanced technology and current devices, it destroys the growth centre of the hair by using heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle after which the hair is removed with tweezers. It is a form of permanent hair removal.
Electrolysis hair removal is the only 100% FDA-approved hair removal treatment on the market. Unlike other treatments that claim to be "permanent" until those little patches of hair start to creep back to the surface...the effects of electrolysis are really, truly permanent.
Although Electrolysis is less common than laser hair removal, however, it is more effective in permanently removing different hair types (such as blonde, grey, white and Red hair .its results tend to be more satisfactory than those of other similar treatments, on areas of the body.
@ Samaya, Procedures vary on a number of factors. This is based on the amount of hair and the area of coverage. The treatment tends to last anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour. In some cases dependant on the patient, longer treatment is required.
In terms of effective result this may require a number of sessions. Patients may vary and may require several treatments to get the result they desire. The number of sessions could vary anywhere from 15-20 sessions to get the required perfect result.
Hair Grows differently in different areas of the Body and varies from one individual to the other. For example, electrolysis on the legs could be more effective and can get the desired out come after 12 weeks of treatments. As for the Hair on the Face could take anywhere between 2- 3 years.
Overall, completion of most areas with electrolysis Treatment can take anywhere between 12 to 18 months.
The Most important question asked is “Does it hurt? “
When it comes to Electrolysis. Like any other treatment that portrays a level of Discomfort. That depends largely on the area being treated and the patients overall sensitivity to pain.
Electrolysis treatments are described by some as feeling like a tiny shock every other second. Others report a feeling of heat or tingling across the affected area.
Some Patients May opt to having a topical Numbing agent applied. This can ease the sting and discomfort for some patients during treatment.
Once the treatment and procedure is completed. The Patient may experience the following
- Minor Redness.
- Slight Burning Discomfort.
This may last for a few days. Patients can apply creams to sooth the pain.