Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal, whereas Laser hair removal is only hair reduction.
There are three types of Electrolysis.
- Thermolysis is the most commonly used method as it is very quick and effective. A high frequency current is passed through the filament creating heat at the papilla, thus destroying the follicle.
- Blend uses a combination of Thermolysis and Galvanic currents to creat a chemical reaction inside the follicle. Although slower than Thermolysis, it is a great choice for sensitive skins and stubborn hairs.
- Galvanic is the least used method as well as the slowest. It uses current which reacts with the natural salt and water content of the skin producing lye at the base of the follicle.
During a consultation, your Electrologist will cover these methods with you in depth and make a recommendation based on your individual needs.