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Frequently Asked Questions

Electrolysis hair removal is a method of permanent hair removal that uses an electric current to destroy the hair follicle’s growth center, preventing future hair growth.

During electrolysis, a fine probe is inserted into each individual hair follicle. A small amount of electric current is then applied through the probe, targeting the follicle’s root. This current damages the follicle’s ability to regrow hair, resulting in permanent hair removal over time.

Yes, electrolysis is suitable for all skin and hair types, including light-colored and fine hair that may not respond well to other hair removal methods like laser.

The sensation during electrolysis is often described as a mild stinging or pricking sensation. However, individual pain tolerance varies, and some areas of the body may be more sensitive than others. Topical anesthetics can be applied to minimize discomfort.

Results from electrolysis are gradual and depend on factors such as hair thickness, density, and growth cycle. Multiple sessions are typically required to achieve permanent hair removal, with sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Common side effects may include redness, swelling, and temporary skin irritation at the treatment site. These effects usually subside within a few hours to a few days. Proper hygiene and aftercare can help minimize the risk of complications.

Electrolysis can be used to remove unwanted hair from virtually any part of the body, including the face (eyebrows, upper lip, chin), underarms, bikini line, legs, and back.

Unlike temporary methods like waxing, electrolysis offers permanent hair removal results. Laser hair removal targets pigment in the hair follicle and is more effective on darker hair and lighter skin tones, while electrolysis can be used on all hair and skin types.

When performed by a trained and experienced professional using sterile equipment, electrolysis is considered safe and effective for permanent hair removal. It’s essential to choose a licensed and reputable practitioner to minimize the risk of complications.

The cost of electrolysis hair removal varies depending on factors such as the size of the treatment area, the number of sessions required, and the practitioner’s location and expertise. A consultation with a qualified electrolysis technician can provide an estimate based on individual needs.