Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body.
Today's medical electrolysis devices destroy the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed with tweezers.
Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis, including the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts, bikini and legs.
There are generally no permanent side effects, but sometimes a temporary, slight reddening of the skin may occur.
TYPES OF ELECTROLYSIS
Medical electrolysis devices can destroy the hair growth cells with chemical energy, heat energy, or both. The appropriate method will be discussed with you during a consultation. All are effective. There are three modalities in current use:
Galvanic electrolysis is a chemical process. The current produces a chemical reaction in the hair follicle eliminating the hair growth cells.
Thermolysis (also called short-wave) produces heat. This modality heats and destroys the hair growth cells in the follicle. A higher intensity current can be applied for less time in the follicle, or current can be used at lower intensity with longer timing.
The Blend method combines galvanic current with thermolysis current. Thermolysis heats up the chemical reaction in the follicle destroying hair growth cells.There are three types of electrolysis: galvanic, thermolysis and blend.
The appropriate treatment method will be discussed with you during your first consultation.
Hair grows in different stages: growing, resting and shedding. Because all of the hair isn't on the same stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to get treatments.