What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal, which was first introduced in 1875. Through advancements and refinements in equipment and techniques, electrology has become an affordable option for individuals seeking a practical solution to unwanted hair.
HOW DOES ELECTROLYSIS WORK?
A trained electrologist inserts a small metal probe into the hair follicle alongside the hair. A small amount of electrical current is then delivered to the probe by a sensitive electronic device called an epilator. Depending on the method used, the electric current destroys the hair root either by heat or chemical action or in some methods by both at the same time.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT METHODS OF ELECTROLYSIS?
There are three recognized modalities (methods) of Electrolysis. GALVANIC (direct current) electrolysis – the hair is destroyed by chemical action. THERMOLYSIS (high frequency) electrolysis – the hair root is destroyed by heat production. BLEND electrolysis – a combination of the two modalities where the hair root is destroyed by both heat and chemical action at the same time. All three modalities are safe and effective.
IS ELECTROLYSIS PERMANENT?
Electrolysis has been shown to be permanent in over a century of use. Its permanency has been well recognized by knowledgeable physicians and is also testified to by hundreds of scientific articles published in medical literature. In addition to scientific recognition, there are over one million happy and satisfied persons who have solved a very personal and embarrassing problem with the help of electrolysis.
IS ELECTROLYSIS PAINFUL?
Whether there is any discomfort during electrolysis varies depending on a client’s tolerance, machine settings, modality used, as well as other factors. During most treatments a definite sensation should be noticed. It has been described as a “slight heat”, “tingling”, or “stinging” sensation. For those finding treatment too uncomfortable, there is an over the counter topical anesthetic cream available.
HOW LONG DOES ELECTROLYSIS TAKE TO ACHIEVE PERMANENCY?
Electrolysis takes a series of treatments given over a period of time. The length of time varies from person to person and is dependent on many factors. The density and coarseness of the hair, as well as the total area to be treated, are very important. How well you tolerate treatments and the consistency of the treatments affect the overall success. The cause of the unwanted hair and the temporary methods of dealing with the hair in the past are also involved in the treatment time. Treatments will be more frequent in the beginning and less frequent later on.
IS ELECTROLYSIS SAFE?
Electrolysis has a 120-year history of safety and effectiveness. We utilize the most up-to-date effective methods of sterilization, disinfection and antisepsis.