Electrolysis hair removal is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. Electrolysis requires multiple sessions to achieve best possible results, but permanent hair removal isn't 100% guaranteed for everyone.

How it Works

An electric current is applied with a very fine needle-shaped electrode, or metal probe into each hair follicle to destroy the root.  The probe does not pierce the skin as the follicle is a natural opening in the skin.

Hair grows in different stages: growing, resting and shedding. Because all of the hair isn't in the same stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to get the hair in the growth phase.

The Pros

  1. It has the best track record. Electrolysis has the best overall results, versus any other method, in ridding hair for long periods of time- or even permanently.
  2. Many different hair and skin types can be treated effectively. Because it doesn't target hair pigment (color) like laser, but attacks the follicle itself.  Some people that aren't good candidates for laser can still get electrolysis.
  3. A Great Way To Complete Your Laser Hair Removal Treatments. Once you have completed a series of treatments using laser you may still have a few light colored hairs that the laser could not destroy. Electrolysis can touch these areas up for minimal cost.

The Cons

  1. Bent follicles can make electrolysis hair removal harder. Previous waxing or tweezing can make hair follicles bent or misshapen, and getting the needle to the root more difficult to destroy the follicle.
  2. Multiple treatments are needed. You have to truly be committed to electrolysis because you will need anywhere from 15 - 30 sessions, which will take up a considerable amount of your time.
  3. Ouch Factor. Everyone has their own tolerance to pain. Electrolysis has been likened to a stinging and pricking sensation, and each follicle has to go through it.