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Can Electrolysis Permanently Remove Hair?

Have you ever wanted to know more about how electrolysis works? Many people are interested in finding out more and at Absolute Smile, we’re proud to let you know that we offer electrolysis at our select locations. If you have always wanted to know more about electrolysis or if you just want to find out more about its benefits, we’ve got a few facts to help you get started.

Electrolysis works by removing individual hairs from the body by halting hair growth at its center. Electrolysis uses chemical or heat energy via a fine probe where the hair is hair is removed with tweezers at the follicle. Almost every part of the body can be treated with electrolysis, like the face, eyebrows, and abdomen. Those who want electrolysis on their breasts and legs are also in luck.

 Unwanted hair growth is caused by heredity or by hormone levels. Sometimes, medications or illnesses can also cause hair growth. Electrolysis is sometimes a great option when hair growth is on an area of the body where it isn’t wanted, such as the chin, bikini line, or upper lip. 

If you do decide to schedule an electrolysis appointment, you’ll need to be prepared to make several visits. The total number of visits required for hair removal will be determined on your unique needs and body. Most people find that once a week or once bi-weekly is appropriate. Once your schedule of treatments is completed, the unwanted hair will be gone forever. 

Today’s electrolysis methods are usually not exceedingly painful, but they can hurt at times. If you do find yourself uncomfortable, your doctor can provide you with a topical anesthetic. Electrolysis has been recognized by both the FDA and the American Medical Association as a permanent method of removing hair. Temporary hair removal methods like chemical depilatories contain irritating chemicals and are also messy and time-consuming. Waxing and bleaching are also temporary methods and do not have the same results as electrolysis. 

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