Electrolysis Hair Removal

by Emily McBride
(last updated August 21, 2015)

Everyone wants to have great hair—as long as it's on their head. If you are a woman, however, you do not want to have noticeable hair on your face, in your armpits, or on your legs. Some men feel that they have too much hair, and desire to get rid of some as well. Currently, there are many methods available to remove hair. Shaving and plucking are both very cheap, but they take time and do not last very long. Waxing and threading are more painful and cost a little more, but they get rid of the hair for longer. There are permanent methods of hair removal, like laser and electrolysis. Although it is nice to never have to shave or pluck again, these methods do cost significantly more.

Electrolysis hair removal works by using an electric current to destroy hair roots. First, a small, metal probe is placed in a hair follicle, and then an electric current comes out of the probe to destroy the root. The three methods include Thermolysis Electrolysis, Galvanic Electrolysis, and Blend Electrolysis. Galvanic Electrolysis is the most reliable method, but it also takes the longest. Blend is a mixture of Thermolysis and Galvanic. In order to destroy each hair root, each root has to go through the electrolysis process. This means that it can take quite a while. Some people say that electrolysis hair removal is painful, but most just think it is slightly uncomfortable.

The price of electrolysis hair removal greatly varies. Most places charge an hourly rate, which can run anywhere from $30 to $100 dollars an hour. The amount of time it takes depends on how many hair roots you are trying to destroy. Small areas, such as your upper lip, won't take as long as if you getting both of your arms done would. However, even small areas can take up to three or four hours.

Many people have had great success with electrolysis. However, there have been cases reported where hair roots don't respond, and the hair continues to grow. Sometimes it may take more than one treatment for the effects to be permanent. Also, it usually takes a few weeks for the electrolysis to take effect—your hair will not just fall out immediately. This can greatly increase the cost. Also, remember that electrolysis is a very slow process. If it causes you pain, it can be a miserable way to spend your day. Although electrolysis is termed a "permanent" method of hair removal, laser hair removal still provides the most permanent method.

Author Bio

Emily McBride

A senior majoring in English and editing at BYU, Emily hopes to enter the field of professional editing upon graduation. Emily has done humanitarian work in Africa and studied in London. She enjoys blogging, foreign films, and playing the piano. ...

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