Everything You Need To Know about Electrolysis

26 February 2018
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Electrolysis is a way to get rid of unwanted hair on the body permanently. It can be used by all hair types and colors, and it can get rid of hair anywhere on your body. This method should only be performed by a professional - this is not an at-home treatment. See below for more information about electrolysis if you have unwanted hair that you want to get rid of.

What Is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis uses a tiny probe (like a needle) that is inserted at the hair follicle. The needle is smaller than the hair itself and you may not feel it at all. Then heat is used to kill the hair follicle and a tweezer is used to remove the hair altogether.

Is Electrolysis Painful?

Unlike some other methods of getting rid of hair, this method is pain-free. You may experience some redness after you have an electrolysis treatment, but the redness will go away. There is no burning or other pain at all with electrolysis.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

The amount of treatments needed depends on where you are having your hair removed, how much hair you are having removed and the type of hair being removed. You need to discuss treatments with your esthetician to come up with a treatment plan. 

Where Do You Have Treatments Done?

Look for a professional esthetician or dermatologist that performs electrolysis treatments and is licensed to do this type of work. Be sure to do your research and look around. Ask for references and to see their actual license information if you aren't sure. Don't shop around by price, you want the best to be working on your unwanted hair. Treatments may not be covered by your insurance company, as it is usually considered cosmetic. If this is the case, be prepared to pay out of pocket for treatments, and don't look for the cheapest (cheap isn't always better).

Is it Permanent?

This type of hair removal is permanent, so after you've completed your treatments, you shouldn't have any hair growth in that area again. This means never having to worry about shaving your underarms, your bikini area, and not having to worry about hair on your chin or upper lip. 

Electrolysis is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair on your face or body, it's permanent and treatments don't take long at all. Look for services like Skincare by Debi that is licensed in electrolysis and do your research before choosing an esthetician.