Electrolysis puts an end to unwanted hair by disrupting the growth process at the root. A fine filament is carefully inserted into each individual hair follicle and a quick electrical charge is applied and the hair is then gently removed with tweezers. Once the cells are treated, they stop producing hair.
The process of Electrolysis has more than 125 years of medical studies and documents as validation of its safety and effectiveness. Both men and women have benefited from electrolysis treatments. Electrolysis is ideal for most body parts. Women tend to utilize the process for facial hair, bikini line and underarms. Men tend to use electrolysis for removing back/chest hair along with shaping beards and pesky hairs on the top of their noses. Either can use electrolysis to remove ingrown hairs and shape eyebrows and hair lines.
Electrologists vary in skill and experience, so it is best to seek professionals who have a verified commitment to excellence. Successful treatment requires the utmost attention to detail, this includes the sterilization process. A new filament is required for each new person and should be discarded after each treatment. It should never be saved for a follow-up treatment.
There are several techniques that achieve results in Electrolysis. One technique that is used 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. The other technique uses both the galvanic and thermolysis, combines the two, known as the Blend.
Information referenced from the Electrolysis Society of Alberta: http://www.onlineesa.com/ and Electrolysis Thermolysis and the Blend: The Principles and Practice of Permanent Hair Removal by Arthur Ralph Hinkel