How does it work?

A trained electrologist inserts a very fine probe into the hair follicle alongside the hair. A small amount of electric current is then delivered to the probe by a sensitive electric device called the epilator.

Depending on the technique used, the electric current destroys the hair root by heat, chemical action, or by both methods at the same time.

Electrolysis requires a series of treatments. The treatment time and frequency will decrease over time as the amount of regrowth decreases. The results are usually well worth the time spent. 

What does it feel like?

The discomfort is quite variable depending on the area to be treated. You may hardly notice the insertion of the probe, but the sensation caused by the current has been variously described as a ‘tingling’ or a ‘slight sting’.

While many find the treatment within their tolerance, a topical anesthetic could be used. If this is a concern, discuss this with your electrologist.

What should i expect?

Side effects are usually minimal, but may include some redness and swelling. Most patients return to their normal routine immediately. Your after- treatment care should be carefully followed.

Depending on the technique used, the electric current destroys the hair root by heat, chemical action, or by both methods at the same time.

Electrolysis requires a series of treatments. The treatment time and frequency will decrease over time as the amount of regrowth decreases. The results are usually well worth the time spent.