Is electrolysis safe?
Yes. Developed by a medical doctor in 1875, electrolysis has stood the test of time for both safety and efficacy. It is not necessary to wear eye protection or have a physician available, unlike laser hair removal.
At each appointment, I will open up a brand new, sterile probe just for you. I follow the strictest standards of sanitation and sterilization.
How long does electrolysis take?
Electrolysis is a series of treatments. Permanent hair removal begins with the very first treatment.
The length of time it takes to permanently remove hair depends on how dense the hair growth is, how thick the hairs are, and the stage of growth hairs are in. Electrologists ideally want to treat the hair when it is in the active growing stage. This is the time when the capillaries meet up with the hair follicle. If we catch the hair then, the most damage will occur and the hair will be permanently removed.
Hair follicles are damaged every time they are treated, but if the hair is in a "resting" or "transitional" stage, the hair may come back but it will be thinner and lighter in color than before. Usually after a subsequent treatment, the hair will not be able to grow again.