Electrolysis is a way of removing individual hairs from the face or body. Today’s electrolysis devices destroy the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy. A very fine probe is inserted into each hair follicle at the surface of the skin and treatment is applied. The hair is then removed with tweezers.
Hair growth is the result of heredity and hormonal levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal, and some illnesses can stimulate hair growth. Usually, hair growth is desirable. But when the hair is the wrong part of your body – a woman’s upper lip or chin or bikini line, for example – you may want to consider electrolysis.
Since many factors influence hair growth, you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week, as necessary. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments have been completed. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.