Electrolysis Hair Removal
Another hair removal technique is electrolysis. This procedure requires a needle (or probe) to slide into the skin, next to the hair follicle and shoots an electric pulse at the root, damaging it so much that you body is unable to repair it, wiping out the follicle. With follicles damaged, they cannot sprout new hairs.
For permanent hair removal, a person will need several treatments due to the skin having various follicles for each hair. Dormant follicles may grow hair between cycles.
Follow-up sessions treat these newly active follicles.
Electrolysis requires 10 sessions or more for results. Patients experience moderate discomfort which I would compare to epilating myself.
Electrolysis is the only hair removal method endorsed by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is the most preferred option in laser hair removal in the United States.
One disadvantage is that even electrolysis isn’t 100% permanent. Many people who undergo this type of hair removal end up having re-grown at least a quarter to half of their body hairs. It is not as dark or thick as it was before undergoing electrolysis but still somewhat visible.
Waxing, threading or tweezing are usually identified with having ingrown hairs &/or minor discoloration. Depilatories and shaving may cause irritation to the skin as well as hair regrowing quickly. These methods are a lifetime of maintenance and costing more due to long term use.
We all know that our hair has different cycles of re-growth which many, not being visible on the surface of the skin. The hair follicle produces hair from the blood supply, discarding it via shedding.
The process of growth, rest and replacement is best described as the hair growth cycle. Individual hairs are in different phases of the cycle at any given time thus needing several treatment to remove the unwanted hair.
Seek a personal and confidential appointment with your electrologist. He/she will discuss a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs