To permanently remove hair, electrolysis hair removal is the most effective technique on all types of hair and skin. Though it is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal, electrolysis is also the most painful and has risks and side effects. Before making an appointment with your doctor, make sure you have read the instructions below.
What is Electrolysis Hair Removal?
Electrolysis is a way 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. A very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle at the surface of the skin. The hair is then removed with tweezers.
This way, electrolysis has the best overall results, versus any other method, in ridding hair for long periods of time – or even permanently.
Is Electrolysis Hair Removal the Right Treatment for me?
Many different hair and skin types can benefit because it does not target hair pigment (color) like laser, but attacks the follicle itself. People that are not good candidates for laser can still get electrolysis.
However, bear in mind that multiple treatments are needed. You have to truly be committed to electrolysis because you will need anywhere from 15-30 sessions, which will take up a considerable amount of your time.
Who can Help me with Electrolysis Hair Removal?
Electrologists are people who have undergone training to professionally administer the electrolysis procedure. If you are considering undergoing electrolysis, it is very important that you do your research before committing to an appointment. Know their qualifications.
Electrologists should be licensed or certified within the state in order to practice electrolysis. Be sure the practitioner’s certificate is current and fully on display and that the certification is from an accredited electrology school.
How Much does Electrolysis Cost?
Electrolysis hair removal requires multiple sessions to achieve best possible results.
The price depends on the size of treated area. On average it will not cost more than $50 per session of 30 minutes on small areas. Also every beautician has different rates.
What are the Recovery and Risks of Electrolysis Hair Removal?
There are no permanent side effects. Sometimes, a slight reddening of the skin occurs during or immediately after treatment, but this will only last for a short time. Electrolysis is very safe provided it is handled by a licensed professional and, unlike depilatories or bleaches, no harsh chemicals are used.