By Tamryn |
IF you are facing areas unwanted hair growth, you may want to consider electrolysis hair removal. Believe it or not but electrolysis has been around for more than 100 years, and it is the only permanent hair removal method approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and also the AMA (American Medical Assoiciation). Electrolysis is safe and very effective.
Here is what you can expect during an electrolysis hair removal session. The practitioner chooses a needle that is the same size as the individual hair or a bit smaller. This electrified probe is inserted into the hair follicle in order to destroy the cells that form hair. The hair that is in that particular follicle is then taken out with a tweezer.
There are two types of electrolysis – galvanic electrolysis, which destroys the hair cells chemically, and thermolytic electrolysis, which removes the hair with heat. Sometimes a blend of the two types is used.
Smaller areas such as the upper lip or eyebrows or chin may be treated in as few as fifteen minutes, but a session can last as long an hour. Expect to have some discomfort – often described as a stinging, tingling or prickling sensation – but unless you’re highly sensitive, you shouldn’t experience any pain. If you do, a topical anesthetic to numb the area may be used prior to your electrolysis hair removal session. The skin in the treated area turns red afterwards, but doesn’t last very long.
Your results depend on a number of factors, including your hormones, the methods you used to get rid of unwanted hair before, genetics, your diet, your overal health and the skill of the electrologist. It is impossible to tell how many sessions you may need since so many factors are involved in the growth of hair. But electrolysis hair removal has the best track record of all permanent hair removal options. Also, because the probe targets the hair follicle and not the pigment in the hair follicle, like laser hair removal or flashlamp hair removal does, electrolysis can be used on people with light-colored hair and also people with darker skin tones.
Numerous electrolysis hair removal treatments are necessary for you to get the results you want. Depending on the size of the area, the stubborness of your unwanted hair, the skill of the practitioner, and so on, you may have to be treated for at least a year to as many as four years.