Electrical current was first used in 1875 for total hair follicle destruction.
HOW DOES ELECTROLYSIS WORK
- The skill of the electrologist makes a significant difference in the results achieved. Each hair is treated individually using a very high quality, sterilized, single use, fine wire instrument called a needle/probe. While wearing disposable, latex free surgical gloves, we insert the instrument into the hair follicle unit through the tiny pore opening, along side of the hair and down to the hair cells which control the development of the hair. The necessary amount of current is activated in bursts of 1/1000 of a second. A sterile tweezer is then used to remove each treated hair. Once the hair cells have been totally destroyed, the hair follicle has no ability to regenerate a hair.
HAIR GROWTH and TREATMENT FACTORS
- Individual factors can affect hair growth: heredity, glandular changes, medication, and even stress. Electrolysis will not stimulate new hair growth. Every hair follicle goes through a cycle of growth. We can only treat the hairs that are visible - not those in the resting stage or those not yet returned from tweezing, waxing or other temporary hair removal methods. On more coarse hairs, a breaking down process may be required to protect the surface of the skin from permanent damage. This involves a series of treatments over a period of time. In most cases, the skin actually improves after treatment and removal of the unwanted hairs.