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Electrolysis FAQ

What exactly is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method. Using state-of-the-art technology, a small amount of electricity is gently applied to the base of the hair follicle with a fine probe. This process destroys the hair growth cells, permanently eliminating the hair follicle.

Does Electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?

Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness and soreness, which varies with each individual. The follicle will scab and it’s important that you do not pick the scab. This is normal and part of the healing process. The lighter the skin tone, the more susceptible you will be to hyper-pigmentation. Bruising and discoloration may occur and will heal on its own. Following after-care instructions will help prevent this.

Does it hurt?

Electrolysis is not considered to be a painful procedure. However, people have different levels of sensitivity. Tissue is being treated and a sensation is to be expected.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments varies with each client. Treatment sessions can range from 5 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated.


Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair presented, previous uses of temporary hair removal methods, hereditary, hormone function, certain medication and stress influence the treatment program for each individual.


Unlike light-based methods, such as Laser Hair Removal, electrolysis is effective on all skin and hair types and colors. No other hair removal solution can claim such universal acceptability and success. It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results.


It is important to note that persistence and a series of regular treatments will accomplish the best results.

How long will it take to remove unwanted hair?

Many different factors determine the length of time necessary to completely remove all your unwanted hair.


  • The type of hair you have and temporary methods of hair removal you have used before


  • Your skin type


  • The location of the hair


  • The quantity of hair to be removed


  • The cause of your hair growth


  • The frequency of treatments. The more regularly you have treatments, the quicker you will be rid of your unwanted hair.

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