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Electrolysis on a woman's chin

What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the oldest and most effective method of permanent hair removal available. Unlike laser which is considered permanent hair reduction, electrolysis is FDA-approved as permanent hair removal, safe and effective for all skin types and hair colors. 

What areas can be treated with electrolysis?

Electrolysis is available on most areas of the face and body, including eyebrows, chin, upper lip, neck, back, chest, shoulders, abdomen, underarms, breasts, bikini area, legs, and arms. 

How does electrolysis work?

A professional electrologist inserts a very fine probe (usually thinner  than the hair being treated) into the natural opening of the hair  follicle alongside the hair shaft. A tiny amount of electrical current  is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells. 

Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?

Hairs have differing cycles of growth, many of which are not visible  on the surface of the skin at the same time. The follicle produces the  hair from the blood supply, and discards it eventually through shedding.

The process of growth, rest, and replacement are known as the hair  growth cycle. Since individual hairs are in different phases of the  cycle at any given time, multiple treatments may be required to remove  unwanted hair.

How many treatments will I need before all hair is removed permanently?

There is no way to predict how many treatments each individual will need.  The total treatment time varies greatly depending on a number of factors that include: hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair  presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medications, stress, and most importantly, commitment to a regular program of electrolysis. 

How often do I need electrolysis treatments?

The frequency and length of your appointments depends on the size of the  area being cleared and the progress of your treatment. In general,  treatments on a particular area are longest and most frequent at the  beginning. Treatment length and frequency then tapers off as fewer and  fewer hairs remain to be treated.


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