Hair removal (electrolysis)
Electrolysis is the removal of unwanted hairs by an electric current. By using tiny needles, the hair follicle is treated with an electric current and is destroyed. A regular application of electrolysis causes hairs to grow back lighter, thinner, and softer, and eventually they die.
The benefit of electrolysis over other methods of epilation is that the effectiveness of the procedure does not depend on the skin type or the hair pigment, i.e., both dark and light hairs can be removed.
Electrolysis is most commonly used to remove hairs from small skin areas such as the upper lip, chin, ears, and nipples.
The procedure is performed when hairs are about 3 mm in length.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
It is good to know that electrolysis is a rather painful procedure. If the patient is hypersensitive, pain can be relieved by applying a topical anesthetic cream.
Time in procedure depends on the surface area to be epilated, and it takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
What Should Be Known After the Procedure?
- After the procedure, some redness can occur at the site epilated. This redness usually disappears within 1-2 days;
- After the procedure, the epilated area should be treated with antiseptics for 3 days. It is recommended to keep this area dry, and no decorative cosmetics should be applied;
- To achieve the most beneficial results, it is recommended to repeat the procedure every 2-3 weeks.