- 1 What is electrolysis?
- 2 Will electrolysis work for me?
- 3 Science behind the electrolysis
- 4 Are all electrolysis hair removal system same?
- 5 Does it have any side effect?
- 6 How long will electrolysis session take?
- 7 Does it hurt?
- 8 What about scabbing?
- 9 What can I do to reduce the discomfort?
- 10 What will be the after care?
- 11 Are there any possibilities of infection?
- 12 How many sessions are needed to achieve hair removal?
- 13 What to do when there is noticeable hair in between the sessions?
- 14 Is electrolysis expensive?
What is electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a process where a fine needle is passed through the natural hair openings and destructs whole follicle by producing heat and chemical process, thereby regrowth is prevented.
Will electrolysis work for me?
It works on all types and colors of skin and hair. Electrolysis can be efficiently used to treat gray, blonde, brown hairs permanently.
Electrolysis is ideal for hairs that cannot be treated by lasers or laser hair reduction, especially white / gray hairs on the chin, upper lip areas.
Science behind the electrolysis
Small electric current is passed through fine needles which destroys the dermal papillae, the matrix, and the bulge of the hair follicle completely to give you silky smooth skin.
Are all electrolysis hair removal system same?
The machines differ from manual to digital in technology, but electrology remains the same, there are three modalities like Galvanic (direct current produces a chemical reaction), Thermolysis (alternative current produces heat) and Blend method which combines both. They all result in permanent hair removal.
Present technology saves time and is more effective.
Does it have any side effect?
Immediately after the procedure, there may be a temporary redness, which varies with each individual. There may be scabbing, which will heal in a few days.
How long will electrolysis session take?
It ranges from 15minutes to an hour depending on the area and quantity of hair
Does it hurt?
Very minimal. As each individual has a different tolerance level, one may feel the heat and it may sting when the current is applied.
What about scabbing?
There may be few scabs when galvanic is used with high units, but they fall off in a few days.
What can I do to reduce the discomfort?
Most people get more relaxed with each treatment. A pain killer before the procedure can be taken, and topical anesthetics can be used to reduce the discomfort, but not necessary.
What will be the after care?
Antibiotic creams, Soothing gels, cold packs can be applied for 3 to 5days to speed up the healing process. Avoid makeup and intense sun exposure for 48 hours.
Are there any possibilities of infection?
The treated area will be prone to infections as the follicle will be open for 24 hours, so do not touch it frequently. After care should be followed properly to prevent any further infections.
How many sessions are needed to achieve hair removal?
Several months to a year, depending on the area to be treated.
What to do when there is noticeable hair in between the sessions?
You may shave it or cut it.
Is electrolysis expensive?
It is a very inexpensive way to solve an unwanted hair problem permanently and cost is much less in the long run compared to other never ending processes like waxing, shaving, depilatory Creams, plucking, threading etc.