Find an electrolysis hair removal professional
How does electrolysis hair removal work?
Electrolysis destroys the growth center of the hair with heat energy. A thin probe is inserted into the hair follicle, heat is applied, and this process damages the follicle to prevent hair growth.
Is electrolysis permanent?
Yes, electrolysis is engineered to be a permanent hair removal solution. According to the US FDA, it’s the only method approved for permanent hair removal. However, hormonal influences or dormant follicles can sometimes require follow-up sessions.
Does electrolysis hurt?
Some discomfort may occur during electrolysis. Sensations vary and are often described as a ‘stinging’ or ‘pricking’. Topical anesthetics can mitigate pain and experts adjust electrolysis intensity to each patient’s comfort.
How many sessions does electrolysis require?
The number of sessions depends on several factors such as the area of treatment and hair density. Typically, many people require between 15-30 sessions. Over 50% of these people see significant hair reduction after 12-15 sessions.
Are there side effects to electrolysis?
Common side effects, usually temporary, include redness and swelling. In some rare cases, scarring or infection can occur, punctuating the need for professional, experienced practitioners for treatment.