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What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a proven method of removing unwanted hair on almost any area of the body. In this treatment, a fine filament is inserted into a hair follicle and a current—short-wave, galvanic or a blend of these—is released for a fraction of a second into the follicle. The current destroys the base of the hair, and the hair is then lifted from the body with forceps. With adequate treatment, hair regrowth is impossible.

Electrolysis is the only proven method of removing unwanted hair. It was first used by Dr. Charles E. Michel in 1875 to remove ingrown hair. Today, electrolysis can be used to remove unwanted hair on most areas of the body.

There are three different methods of electrolysis, using two different types of electrical current.

1. SHORT-WAVE: Also called “thermolysis”.

2. GALVANIC: Also called “electrolysis”

3. BLEND: Blend uses a combination of both currents.

At “Elite Electrolysis” I will use any of the above methods to achieve the most effective results and yet provide comfort for my clients. Each method can be explained during a free consultation.

How Does Electrolysis Work?

A very fine filament is gently inserted into the hair follicle, alongside the hair to the dermal papilla. A short-wave current, a galvanic current or a blended current is released for a fraction of a second. This causes a chemical reaction to take place to destroy the papilla at the base of the hair. Once the hair has been released, it is lifted from the follicle with a pair of forceps. Once the hair germ cell has been adequately treated, hair regrowth is impossible.

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