Electrolysis is the process of removing individual hairs from the body or the face. There are medical electrolysis devices available these days that destroy the growth of hair with heat or chemical energy. Most areas can be treated by means of electrolysis that includes – abdomen, eyebrows, face, breasts, legs and thighs. Though there aren’t any side effects, a slight reddening of the skin might occur at times.
Hair growth occurs due to heredity and hormone levels. There are some drugs that help in removing hair temporarily and illnesses for stimulating hair growth. Electrolysis might be a good option when hair growth happens in a particular body area where it is not desired such as chin, woman's upper lips or bikini line.
Electric current is being applied with a metal probe or fine needle-shaped electrode into each hair follicle for destroying the root of the hair. You will find three kinds of electrolysis – blend, galvanic and thermolysis. The hair grows in different stages and these are – growing, resting and finally shedding. Since the hair is not on the same stage at any given time, several sessions are required to complete the treatment.
Several factors influence hair growth and you will have to return for several visits to perform this treatment. The number of sessions needed for permanent hair removal from a particular area will differ from one person to the other. Most clients return once a week or in an alternate week, as required and unwanted hair will be gone forever after the treatment series is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes to 1 hour.
Yes, however, it isn’t immediate. The electrologist delivers current to affect those cells within the follicle. The process will be effective at the beginning stages of growth, and since electrologist cannot see below the skin surface and know the stage it is in, every hair will be treated properly. If follicle produces hair afterwards, then the process will be repeated until the follicle no longer produces any hair. This process will lessen the growth of unwanted hair.
Our electrologists work by following a particular fee structure. The cost depends on the kind of skin, temporary hair removal, and the number of hairs that need to be removed. Mostly, it involves a series of treatments that wait for hair regrowth.