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Electrolysis by Christine


Electrolysis is the use of a small electrical current and/or high frequency current to remove unwanted hair. It has been the only proven method of permanent hair removal to date. 

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Electrolysis 101

Electrolysis is the use of a small electrical current and/or high-frequency current to remove unwanted hair. 

With electrolysis, a probe is inserted into the natural opening of the hair follicle and a small amount of current is applied to destroy the hair follicle.


Each individual hair grows in different cycles and not all hairs are visible when coming into treatment. We can only remove hairs that are visible. It is important to understand that it will take time to completely clear an area.



Laser vs Electrolysis

Laser is approved by the FDA for hair reduction whereas electrolysis is approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. The biggest difference between electrolysis and laser hair removal is that the laser targets the hair and not the follicle. 

Here’s how it works: Laser targets the pigmentation of the hair and sometimes, the skin. The heat from the laser damages the hair and slows the process of hair growth. The current from electrolysis destroys the hair and hair germ cells in the hair follicle which are responsible for the regeneration of new hair. 

Laser can still be effective and sometimes damage the hair enough to prevent regrowth but results can vary person to person. Laser works best for those who have light skin and dark hair but electrolysis can work on anyone regardless of skin or hair color.

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Is Electrolysis safe?

Yes. Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method for permanent hair removal. This method dates back into the late 1800’s performed by Dr. Charles E. Michel. 

Electrolysis is completely hygienic with the use of sterilized equipment and disposable probes. There are many effective ways to numb the area and make you more comfortable.

All  areas of the face and body are treatable except for hairs in the nose and ears.