Electrolysis is a very unique treatment when it comes to hair removal. It’s a procedure that has existed for many years but has recently become very popular since it is proved to be a permanent way of removing unwanted body hairs. Not only does this method remove hairs but it also destroys the hair follicles.
This destruction is what makes the process unique amongst hair removal methods. But if you’re going to spend all that money, you want to be sure of the results you can achieve regardless of your personal characteristics. We know laser hair removal doesn’t work well on everyone – for example it doesn’t treat people with dark skin as well. Can the same be said for electrolysis?
Is it Dependable?
This is a question that is often posed by people who have never had the procedure done. The very word electrolysis makes you think of pain and big scary looking machinery.
To start off with the procedure has been approved by the American Medical Association and the Food and Drug Administration. This means they believe that it performs as described and isn’t making any false promises. So we know straight away that this gives electrolysis a certain level of dependability.
This is what the FDA say on electrolysis:
Medical electrolysis devices destroy hair growth with a shortwave radio frequency after a thin probe is placed in the hair follicle. Risks from these methods include infection from a unsterile needle and scarring from improper technique. Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method, since it destroys the hair follicle. It requires a series of appointments over a period of time.
The information below will help you understand more about electrolysis and give insight as to exactly how it works and the results you can achieve.
Electrolysis & Results
Electrolysis works exceptionally well for getting rid of hair on your body, but only for small areas. For some people, these hairs may be on their chins, lips or even on the back. Because electrolysis is time-consuming an area like the back would take years to complete. Even though it would work really well, you need to ask yourself whether you want to invest this amount of time.
Other Hair Removal Methods
If you’ve tried other methods like waxing and tweezing you’ll know they weren’t the permanent solution you were looking for. Within weeks the hair may grow back. With electrolysis, you can change your image permanently and get rid of all the unwanted hairs you have for good. This will be a nice change – you’ll save quite a bit of time as you no longer need to pluck / shave a certain area. It may not sound like much, but a 30 minutes a week soon adds up.
It is also a very dependable method to use for people with hormonal imbalance which causes them to have a lot of hair growth. If you spend a lot of money and time in spas trying to get waxed because your hair keeps growing quickly, then electrolysis may be the ultimate solution. It works faster and better than shaving because you will be able to reach all the hair follicles and get rid of them from the root. Any hormonal imbalance will not have an impact on the area you have electrolysis because the hairs aren’t connected. The blood supply is cut off at the root making it impossible for the hairs to get the nutrients they need to grow again.
It Works on Everyone
Additionally electrolysis works regardless of skin and hair color. Other methods don’t work as well / at all on people with certain color skin or hair. Electrolysis uses quite a simple premise – destroy the hair follicle by manually putting a strong electric current through it. This simplicity means it will work very well on all candidates. Yes, it’s not as fast, and maybe a little more painful, but it just works.
So electrolysis does work very well on pretty much everyone. The problem is the time it takes to complete the treatment as it needs to be done one follicle at a time. If you can be patient and deal with this disadvantage then it’s perfect for you.
If you had the permanency of electrolysis combined with the speed of laser hair removal you’d have the ultimate treatment! Unfortunately nothing like this currently exists.