A small probe is inserted into the follicle opening. The opening is twice the diameter of the hair. The probe is inserted to the base of the follicle, to a portion called the papilla (this is where the hair gets its nourishment). If the papilla is destroyed, no hair will regrow. If it is damaged, an undernourished hair will regrow -- this hair will be weaker and finer with a much straighter follicle, making destruction easier. There will be a gradual reduction of visits and a decrease in treatment time until only occasional visits are needed for maintenance.
Electrolysis is not an overnight solution; however, with time and commitment, it is a permanent solution.
A Blend method is utilized, which is a combination of the two methods available. The Blend combines: electrolysis (a direct current that converts normal fluids inside the hair follicle into sodium hydroxide, which is capable of destroying the derma papilla) and thermolysis (a high frequency current). When the current encounters fluids in the hair follicle, a low level heat dehydrates and destroys the papilla. The combination of the two methods enables treatment of any type of follicle, i.e. straight, curved or corkscrew, which may be found in hairs that have been repeatedly tweezed or in a scarred area.
The number of treatments will vary from person to person. Some contributing factors are:
It is important that treatment is performed upon any detection of growth. Regrowth is finer and more vulnerable to treatment. The hair will rebuild back to its original strength the longer it is left to grow.
Following a treatment, there may be slight redness and swelling. This will vary from individual to individual and is temporary, lasting a few minutes to one hour. Occasionally, pin point scabbing may occur on treated areas; this is a normal healing process.
What are the areas that can be worked on?
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Is electrolysis dangerous?