Electrolysis is the only true permanent method of hair removal and the only permanent treatment recognized by the AMA and the FDA.
Electrolysis has been in use for over 135 years since Dr. Charles Michel first used electrolysis to remove ingrown eyelashes in 1875. He discovered that once a hair follicle was thoroughly treated, the hair did not return. Electrolysis has since been perfected to include the modern methods used around the world today. Its permanency is evidenced by hundreds of scientific articles published in medical literature. In addition to scientific recognition, there are millions of happy, satisfied clients who have found a permanent solution to their unwanted hair with the help of a skilled electrologist.
To achieve optimum results, it is important to follow the treatment plan recommended by your electrologist.
Consistency is the key to success.
There are many factors within our bodies which can play a role in the development of unwanted hair.
Throughout our lives, hormones fluctuate and can cause hair to grow unexpectedly. Some of the factors are normal, biological changes that women undergo, such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, your genetic makeup and even some medications. Other causes are related to underlying medical conditions that may cause elevated levels of androgen hormones. These hormones can be responsible for the development of superfluous hair or hirsutism.
Many people grow excess hair simply because of hereditary factors, while in others, stress, emotional problems, and certain medications encourage the body's production of androgens causing excess hair growth. Your electrologist is trained to recognize hair growth patterns and any outward symptoms which may require a referral to a physician, most often an endocrinologist, to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. For the hair, the solution is electrolysis.
Electrolysis has the longest known track record with the most effective results for permanent hair removal.
There are three main methods of electrolysis: galvanic, thermolysis and blend. The destruction of the follicle is carried out by heat (thermolysis), a chemical reaction (galvanic), or a combination of these two modalities "blended" together (blend). All three modalities are effective at permanently removing hair.
Electrolysis is performed by inserting a very fine, flexible probe (nearly the same diameter of the hair) into the hair follicle (the pocket where the hair grows, just below the surface of your skin). The insertion of this probe is not felt as the hair follicle is a natural opening in the skin -- the probe is passed into the follicle opening and therefore does not pierce the skin. Your electrologist skillfully applies a tiny amount of current to destroy the lower part of the follicle, which will disable and ultimately prevent any additional hairs from growing from that particular follicle. The hair is then removed.