What is it?

The practice of electrical hair removal to permanently remove human hair from the body. Electrolysis is the actual process of removing hair using electricity.

In electrolysis, a qualified professional called an electrologist slides a hair-thin, solid metal probe into each hair follicle without puncturing the skin. Electricity is delivered to the follicle through the probe, which causes localized damage to the areas that generate hairs, either through the formation of caustic sodium hydroxide (the galvanic method), overheating (thermolysis), or both (the blend method).

Only FDA approved method for hair removal. Laser is not

Benefits
  • It has the best track record. Electrolysis has the best overall results compared to any other methods when it comes to getting rid of hair permanently.

  • Many different hair and skin types can benefit. It doesn't target the hair pigment (color) like laser treatment but attacks the follicle itself. People that aren't good candidates for laser can still get electrolysis.

Risk

  • Bent follicles can make electrolysis hair removal harder. Previous waxing or tweezing can make hair follicles bent or misshapen, which makes getting the needle to the root more difficult.

  • Multiple treatments are needed. You have to truly be committed to electrolysis because you will need anywhere from 15-30 sessions.