Part I - What Is Electrolysis:
Electrolysis: What is it?
Electrolysis puts an end to unwanted hair growth by disrupting the growth process, quite literally at the roots. When you undergo treatment a fine filament is carefully inserted into each individual hair follicle and a quick electrical charge is applied. Once the follicle cells are treated, they stop producing hair.
Women and men the world over have benefitted from electrolysis treatments since it was introduced over 125 years ago. Not only have numerous studies been done to validate the safety and effectiveness of electrolysis, but continuous improvements have been made over its history to produce the best results.
Electrologists vary in skill and experience, so it's best to seek professionals who have a verified commitment to excellence. Successful treatment requires the utmost attention to details, including sterilization processes and machine calibrations.
Electrolysis is ideal for hair removal from any body part. Women tend to utilize the process to get rid of unsightly facial hair and removing hair from the leg and bikini line. Men tend to use electrolysis for removing back and chest hair, along with shaping beards and reducing leg hair. Either can use electrolysis to remove ingrown hairs and to shape eyebrows and hair lines.
There are several techniques that achieve results in Electrolysis. One common technique is called galvanic electrolysis, which chemically alters the salt and water around the hair follicles. This produces a small amount of lye to destroy the cells. Another electrolysis technique is thermolysis. Thermolysis vibrates the cells around the follicle to produce heat which, like the lye, destroys the affected cells. Some electrologists combine these techniques, believing that lye becomes more effective with heating.
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The process of electrolysis has more than 125 years of medical studies and documentation as validation of its safety and effectiveness.
In part II, we'll answer the question "Does Electrolysis Hurt?"