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Is Electrolysis Hair Removal Right For You?

If you want to get rid of unwanted body or facial hair, you might be wondering if electrolysis hair removal is the right method for you. Electrolysis is one of many different techniques of hair removal. But each have technique has its advantages and disadvantages. So which one you choose can depend on your goals, your skin and hair type and your preferences.

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the oldest permanent hair removal technique. The electrolysis process starts by inserting an epilator device into the hair follicle. A mild, shortwave radio frequency is then used to disrupt the follicle, which causes the hair to fall out and prevents new hairs from growing.

Advantages of Electrolysis

Permanent Hair Removal

Along with laser hair removal, electrolysis results in permanent hair removal. So, once your electrolysis hair removal program is complete, you don’t need further treatments to remove the same hair.

Works on All Types of Hair and Skin Types

Electrolysis is effective on all types and colors of hair and skin. This is especially helpful if you have a darker skin tone, or need to remove thin, light coloured hair.

Precision Hair Removal

With the ability to precisely target treatment areas, electrolysis is well-suited for removing small areas of unwanted hair, or even individual follicles that other methods might miss.

Disadvantages of Electrolysis

Treatments May Take Longer

Compared to waxing and threading, a program of electrolysis treatments can take longer. But it’s important to remember that electrolysis is permanent. So, if you don’t like the sensation of removing hairs by waxing or threading, electrolysis may be a better option.

Some Discomfort

Some people report discomfort and skin reactions from electrolysis. But, every hair removal method has the potential to cause some discomfort or other reaction. Again, due to its permanent results, using electrolysis means never having to go through any discomfort again to remove the same hair.

Talk to an Expert

The best way to determine which hair removal technique is best for you is to talk to a professional esthetician. They will learn more about you, find out what you want to achieve and recommend the best method.

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