Electrolysis Hair Removal
ELECTROLYSIS HAIR REMOVAL
If you are ready to permanently remove unwanted hair and increase your self-esteem, the only fully FDA approved method will be electrolysis. Electrolysis involves inserting a very fine probe into a hair follicle then activating an electric current which passes through the probe to the root of the hair, destroying the papilla. Once the papilla has been sealed off and blood can not get to the follicle, the follicle can no longer produce hair. We use disposable IB probes which has an insulation along the shaft. The insulation prevents the discharge of electric current along the shaft and allows the current to concentrate at the tip, where the IB probe meets the papilla.
Advantages of electrolysis:
- The Electrology concept has been around for over 100 years. It works!
- Can treat “peach fuzz”
- Can treat all hair including white, red, and blond hairs
- Permanent removal
Disadvantages of electrolysis:
- Slow for large areas
- Mild to moderate pain
- Possible redness and mild swelling after treatment
FAQ’S ABOUT ELECTROLYSIS HAIR REMOVAL
When performed by a certified professional electrologist, it is safe. Our office is governed by the Florida Board of Medicine and we follow standard practices to keep infection control. Our electrologists alway wear gloves and we have strict sterilization methods in place.
An unskilled operator can damage the skin. Make sure that you check out the reputation of your electrologist; don’t just choose based on convenience and cost. Schedule a consultation so you can evaluate the operator.
There are several options we will discuss with you at your initial consultation including topical agents, natural methods of pain relief and local lidocaine injections.
Yes, except for inside the nose and ears. The most common areas treated include lip, chin, brows, chest, breast, underarms, toes/fingers, and swimsuit line.