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About Electrolysis

What is Electrolysis?

Get rid of unwanted hair permanently with Electrolysis

There can be many reasons behind unwanted hair growth. Heredity, hormonal imbalance, use of certain drugs, and illnesses are some of the main factors that stimulate the growth of unwanted hair on face, legs, thighs, arms, abdomen, breasts, and other parts of the body. It is considered to be the most effective permanent hair removal method.

What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a hair removal method in which a small needle or a thin metal probe is inserted into the hair follicles. Hair follicles are small openings beneath the skin where hair grows. A low-level electrical current is made to pass through the needle to destroy the hair follicles. Since the hair follicles are destroyed, hair is unable to re-grow in that particular area. Electrolysis helps remove the unwanted hair permanently. The method is commonly used to remove hairs from the face, including eyebrows, cheeks, chin, upper and lower lips, and on the neck, arms, underarms, breasts, shoulders, bikini line, legs, chest, and back.

There are three different types of electrolysis hair removal procedures-Galvanic, Thermolysis, and Blend. The difference in these three methods lies in the use of materials for transferring the heat energy. Galvanic electrolysis method uses chemicals as conductors. In Thermolysis, water is used and the Blend method is an amalgamation of the Galvanic and Thermolysis techniques that passes AC and DC current through the needle.

Each treatment session of electrolysis lasts for 45 minutes to one hour. The total number of sessions that are required for removing hair permanently vary from person to person. But after the series of treatment sessions are over, unwanted hair are permanently removed.

Who is the best candidate?

Anyone who enjoys good overall physical health can go for electrolysis. However, people who are considering electrolysis must seek consultation with an electrologist. An electrologist is a person who has undergone special training to perform electrolysis. The electrologist would assess your condition and based on that would tell you how many sessions of electrolysis you would need. If you have a mole or a birthmark, you should not get electrolysis to remove that as it can pose serious risks. If you have a pacemaker, do not get electrolysis on any part of your body. Pregnant women should also not go for electrolysis during pregnancy.

Side effects:

Electrolysis is considered to be a very safe hair removal method. But there are certain risks that are associated with it, like all hair removal methods. Some of the risks and side-effects associated with electrolysis are Redness Tender, swollen skin Pain Scarring Changes in the skin colour But when performed by a trained, qualified, and experienced electrologist, the chances of risks and side-effects are reduced.

What is the Cost?

The cost of electrolysis depends on several factors, such as the size of the area that needs to be treated, the amount of hair that needs to be removed, and the area from where one gets the treatment. A 30 minute session of electrolysis can cost around $45.

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