Electrolysis offers a solution to removing individual hairs from the body. It works by destroying the growth centre of the hair. A fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a small current is applied by a skilled therapist which destroys the lower part of the follicle. The hair is then removed and hair growth is hindered or stopped completely in that follicle. It is important to go to a therapist who has been checked by the British Institute & Association of Electrolysis.
The electrolysis hair removal system offers three methods. The first is the galvanic electrolysis. It is the first type of electrolysis. Instead of the electrical shock eliminating the hair follicle, it is the chemical reaction that does the trick. It is formed from salt and water creating sodium hydroxide, commonly known as lye. The lye builds up damaging the hair follicles.
Next is the thermolysis electrolysis which from the name itself tells that it makes use of heat to remove the hair. It makes use of shortwave radio frequency to generate the heat that terminates hair growth.
And last is the blend electrolysis. It is simply to combine both galvanic and thermolysis to see which would be more effective as a hair removal process. Although it combines both, it is just slightly more effective than either galvanic or thermolysis.
Electrolysis has been in existence for over 135 years and is the only proven form of permanent hair removal. It is clinically proven to be safe and effective.
Electrolysis is not nearly as painful as waxing, threading or other hair removal procedures. Some sensation may be felt as the needle enters the follicle and the current is discharged, but most patients can tolerate electrolysis without requiring pain relief.
After the hair has been removed, the skin may appear to have a slight redness, and possibly even a tiny scab could occur after the procedure. These should disappear within hours after the treatment. Electrolysis performed by a well-trained and registered technician should never result in burning or scarring. It is very important that you see an electrologist who has experience with your skin type.
Depending upon the area of your body that needs the treatment, full removal could take several months and multiple treatments to complete. In some cases, a laser hair removal procedure can help speed up the process on large treatment areas, but this is not always the case and depends on your skin type.
Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method and, in the long term, it may be more effective than laser treatment or IPL. It works on any hair colour or skin type.