Unwanted facial or body hair can be frustrating to remove, and most hair removal methods only offer temporary results. Electrolysis is a popular treatment for eliminating unwanted facial hair and small areas of body hair. This method of hair removal has few side effects, and unlike laser hair removal, it is safe on all skin types and effective on grey, light, or blond hair. Electrolysis is cleared by the FDA and recognized by the American Medical Association for permanent hair removal.
During your procedure, your technician will insert a thin needle into the follicle. The needle emits a small electric current. The thermal energy from the electric current destroys the hair follicle. Once the follicle is destroyed, the hair is removed with tweezers.
The follicles that are destroyed cannot grow new hair. Because follicles grow hair in different stages, most patients require a series of treatments to achieve their desired aesthetic.
After your treatment, your skin may be red and sensitive. You may also experience mild swelling. These side effects should resolve on their own within a day or so.
The hairs that are removed during your session will be gone permanently. Because hair grows in different stages, multiple treatments may be necessary, depending on the size of the area being treated.