Electrolysis performed with expertise and precision permanently removes unwanted hair. It involves gently sliding a very fine
and specialized sterile disposable needle down the natural opening of the hair follicle, alongside the unwanted hair, to full
anagen depth. A controlled, minute pulse of electrical energy is emitted through the needle, destroying the hair growth cells.
The loosened hair is gently removed.
The three modalities used in electrolysis are:
All three modalities are effective and result in permanent hair removal, when applied with expertise.
Circumstances dictate which modality is used, and each electrologist has a personal preference.
- Electrolysis, which involves the use of a Direct Current (Galvanic Current), and is the original form of electrolysis
in practice since 1875. Sodium Hydroxide (lye) is created in the follicle and destroys the target area through chemical
decomposition. This chemical action occurs when the D.C. current reacts with the body fluids and salts.
- Thermolysis, involves the use of high frequency alternating current, known as short wave, diathermy, or
electrocauterization. Destruction occurs when heat is created in the follicle and coagulates or desiccates the target area.
- The Blend, combines the use of both direct and alternating currents simultaneously or sequentially, to destroy the
target area by chemical action and coagulation.