What do you know about electrolysis depilation?

Published on May 05, 2022 By Gentle Touch | Last updated on May 05, 2022

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Electrolysis hair removal is a method of removing unwanted hair permanently. Thanks to the use of very thin electrodes that resemble a needle, the root of the hair is destroyed, which does not allow it to grow back. Below, we will explain what it consists of, how it works, and the result.  


Does electrolysis hair removal work? 


Maybe you have had to deal with some unwanted hairs in areas where you would never want them to appear. Well, there is a way you can say goodbye to those unpleasantly placed hairs permanently. Electrolysis hair removal is a hair removal method that is very effective if you are looking to remove hair for good. The process is done by using very fine electrodes responsible for destroying the root of the hair. By weakening this area, it prevents hair from growing back where you apply the electrolysis. 


It is important to note that electrolysis hair removal is permanent. However, this does not mean that it is miraculous. It is a process that requires time for you to begin to see the permanent results. To do so, you need several sessions to see how the appearance of hair is permanently eliminated. Impatience should not dominate you when you want to undergo electrolysis because the results you are looking for will come if you are consistent. You must attend all your sessions to get what you are looking for. 


The reason you must be consistent is that not all hairs appear simultaneously. By default, not all roots can be visualized and attacked simultaneously in the same electrolysis hair removal. You should also know that this hair removal does not immediately destroy the root. It only weakens it. The process occurs as you go through the sessions. Consider that it is not a magical treatment. You may have doubts about electrolysis, but all can be clarified before trying this hair removal. 


Is electrolysis hair removal painful? 


It is necessary to understand that it varies significantly concerning the person undergoing electrolysis hair removal to answer this question. The opinion about the pain generated by the application is quite divided. It should not be a painful process, although many claim that it can be. What can happen is that it can generate a feeling of discomfort as it is such a thorough method. 


It is essential to know a factor that plays a significant role in the area in which you decide to perform hair removal. The armpits and bikini area are usually more sensitive to the electrolysis process. 


For this reason, the discomfort may be felt a little stronger and even generate some pain when the electrodes are applied. According to experts, other factors affect the skin's sensitivity when performing electrolysis hair removal. If you used wax to epilate, your follicles might be thicker than average or a little bent. As a result of this deformation of the follicles, applying this method may be a bit painful. In that case, a local anesthetic on the skin is usually the option to reduce discomfort. 


What areas are treated by electrolysis? 


With this type of permanent hair removal, all areas where hair removal is desired can be treated, except for the inside of the ear and the inside of the nose. In the case of women, the most common areas that are depilated with this method are the face, neck, breasts, abdomen, armpits, bikini area, legs, fingers, and toes.  


Men have increasingly required this hair removal method. The areas necessary for hair removal by electrolysis are the arms, around the ears, back, and cheeks, especially at the edge of the beard area.  


Are there side effects or risks of electrolysis? 


There is some risk with the application of electrolysis, but it is a very minimal margin compared to other treatments. Electrolysis hair removal must be performed by trained personnel for this aesthetic treatment. In case of misapplying this method, your skin could become discolored, causing it to lose its original tone permanently. That is one of the most important reasons to have the treatment done by someone who is trained to do it correctly. 


A prevalent side effect is reddening the skin, but it usually lasts only a few days. After electrolysis hair removal, you may also notice some swelling in the area where it was performed. This swelling effect on the skin, too, should last only a short time before disappearing. Remember that, as it is not a natural process, there are certain factors that your body may reject. Although it is not something, you should worry about, as it will disappear in a short time. 


If you have scarring problems or skin sensitivity, you should be even more careful when using electrolysis. There may be welts, depigmentation, or abnormal scarring in the riskiest cases after electrolysis hair removal. The ideal way to avoid these effects is to have pre-treatment tests to evaluate your skin. Professional consultation is the key to preventing risks or side effects when performing permanent hair removal. 


Benefits of Electrolysis Hair Removal 


Electrolysis hair removal has great benefits. The most important is the excellent end result compared to other forms of hair removal, as it is usually long-lasting and even permanent.  


In addition, this type of hair removal can be used on any skin tone since the electrodes do not target the hair pigment as in the case of laser hair removal but directly target the hair follicle, destroying it regardless of its color.  


Disadvantages of electrolysis hair removal 


If you have waxed or tweezed before, this can cause the hair follicles to bend or thicken and make the electrolysis application very painful, and the result may not be the desired one.  


To achieve good hair removal, it is necessary to perform several treatments because only one treatment will not remove all the hair. With this method, you may need to double the number of sessions. 


At Gentle Touch, we are your best option for hair removal treatments. If you have questions about our facial treatment services, do not hesitate to contact the Gentle Touch Team to get a Free Consultation. Please call (860) 216-6225 to schedule your appointment or email info@GentleTouchCT.com.     





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