Electrolysis is approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal, and has the best overall results over any other method for removing hair permanently. Electrolysis treatments have been available since the late 1800’s. Electrolysis practitioners have many educational opportunities available that have allowed knowledge of the factors that cause the excess hair growth, to see the action of current in the skin, and to keep up on new products and equipment that help us provide better treatments than was available in the early days of electrolysis. Electrolysis treatments will treat only the offending hair follicle, and can be performed on any color of skin and any size and color of hair.
What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis treatments are a form of electrical epilation where a wire filament is inserted into the hair follicle and a very minute amount of current is delivered to the root of hair to destroy it. When properly performed, electrolysis results are beautiful, and may offer results for people who are otherwise not a candidate for laser hair removal (i.e. people with extremely dark skin, or someone who has red, blonde or gray hair). Electrolysis has been practiced professionally since 1875.
Types of Electrolysis
Galvanic Electrolysis – Galvanic electrolysis is the oldest type for of this hair removal. The direct current used extremely effective but very slow. It creates a chemical change in the follicle to disable the root.
Thermolysis Electrolysis – Thermolysis uses shortwave radio frequency or AC current. Thermolysis causes the water molecules by your hair to rapidly vibrate, which produces heat. When enough heat is created, thermolysis damages the cells that cause hair growth.
Blend Electrolysis – True to its name, blend combines both galvanic and thermolysis in one treatment. If one type of electrolysis doesn’t kill your unwanted hair the other will. Dana is at an expert level in all modalities.