What is Electrolysis?
How Does Electrolysis Work?
Electrolysis treats each hair follicle individually. Electrolysis works on most areas of the body, including:
Electrolysis involves inserting a tiny needle into each hair follicle. The needle discharges an electric current that damages and eventually destroys the follicle. You may need multiple electrolysis treatments.
What Should You Expect When You Have Electrolysis?
There are two different types of electrolysis: one uses a probe, and the other involves tweezers.
During both types of procedures, an aesthetician at Bello Corpo Med Spa places a fine wire close to the hair shaft. It goes under the skin and into the hair follicle. Once in place, an electric current destroys the hair root at the bottom of the follicle.
Probe epilators use a thin probe placed in the hair follicle. The probe kills the follicle with a shortwave radio frequency, preventing future hair growth.
Tweezer epilators also require an electric current to remove the hair. Tweezers clutch the hair near the skin. Energy comes through the tip of the tweezers and kills the follicle.
What are the Side Effects of Electrolysis?
A tingling feeling sometimes accompanies electrolysis, and a topical anesthetic numbing cream spread on your skin before treatment can help reduce discomfort.
Electrolysis is safe and doesn’t involve any harsh chemicals. You may notice a slight reddening of your skin either during or immediately following treatment, but it’s temporary.
If you have a pacemaker, electrolysis may not be right for you. Premedication may be required if you suffer from cold sores or fever blisters. Make sure you have the procedure done by a highly trained and knowledgeable technician like the ones at Bello Corpo Med Spa.
Unlike other hair removal methods, including waxing, shaving, and tweezing, electrolysis is permanent. Hair should not return once treatment is complete.
If you’re interested in electrolysis, call or make an appointment online today for your free consultation at Bello Corpo Med Spa, a Massachusetts Department of Health Licensed Medical Clinic.