History on Electrolysis

History on Electrolysis

Hair removal has been a human obsession since the days of ancient Egypt. Women used abrasives and chemical substances like our present day depilatories. Other hair removal methods have included pumice stone, quicklime, sharpened stones and seashells. But the results were always the same, the hair returned.

Then in 1875, Dr. Charles Michel, an ophthalmologist, developed a technique to remove ingrown eyelashes. Utilizing a fine wire attached to a battery, a small amount of electrical current destroyed the follicle forever. From that day to the present, electrolysis is still recognized as the only safe, effective and permanent form of hair removal.

For over 100 years, the only recognized method of truly permanent hair removal (epilation) has been electrolysis with this technique, a fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a low-intensity electric current is applied, effectively eliminating the germinative cells which are responsible for hair growth.

Hair removal by electrolysis takes time but it is the only proven safe method for hair removal available for men and woman. Electrolysis can be performed on many body parts. The most popular areas are the face, breasts, bikini line, under-arms and legs

Electrolysis can treat and remove in grown hairs. For your safety and satisfaction, all equipment is sterilized and only disposable probes are used.

Electrolysis is a hair removal method that has been used for over 135 years. At this time, it is the only permanent option for very fine and light-colored hair. The FDA currently allows the term “permanent hair removal” for electrolysis only. Unlike laser epilation, electrolysis can be used to remove 100% of the hair from an area and is effective on all hair colors.

How Electrolysis Works?

The electrologist inserts a very fine, sterile probe alongside the hair in the follicle. A very slight amount of electrical current producing heat is applied through this probe, which destroys the hair root, ending further hair growth. The skin is not punctured or harmed in any way, and for most people the entire process causes very little discomfort. Most patients report tweezing and waxing to be much more uncomfortable then electrolysis treatments.

How Long It Takes?

Electrolysis Treatment programs are tailored to the patient’s needs. Many factors determine the number and the length of treatments required. Some of these may include the condition of the skin to be treated, the sensitivity of the skin, and the number of follicles involved and even past methods of hair removal can impact treatment. Many patients find weekly sessions of fifteen to sixty minutes to be most effective. The closer you adhere to the treatment schedule recommended by your electrologist, the more effectively you can free yourself of unwanted hair forever.

How much it cost?

When you contemplate the cost of electrolysis, consider what a lifetime of creams, razors and waxing will cost. Consider too, the countless hours lost pursuing a temporary result. Electrolysis is clearly the best and most cost effective solution. Today’s fees are flexible enough to fit most budgets. Never take chances with your health. Competent, professional service is well worth the cost.