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Electrolysis – The Only Permanent Solution?

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What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is considered to be the only method for permanent hair removal. It works by the principle of removing every hair individually. The advantage of electrolysis is that can be used on any hair and skin color and deliver results. Moreover, it can be used on almost any area of body.

How does it work?

It works by the principle of destroying the hair at its growth center, the follicle. The hair follicle is treated with chemicals and heat energy to destroy and prevent future growth. Probe is inserted into the hair follicle and then hair is removed with tweezers.

Who can undergo electrolysis treatment?

Anyone whose health conditions allow to undergo electrolysis can undergo electrolysis hair removal. It is always important to get approval from your medical doctor and to inform your provider of any medical conditions.

Side effects?

There are no permanent side effects connected to electrolysis treatment. Minor side effects include redness and slight irritation right after the treatment. Some people experience breakouts that can be prevented with proper treatment if done under supervision of board certified physician. Usually any side effects are short term and go away within few weeks.

Pros and Cons?

Electrolysis is relatively painful and the pain can be minimized with numbing creams and pain killers. It is quite more expensive than lase hair removal, but it offers permanent results for a difference. Moreover, treatments can be as long as patient can handle it. In average, treatments last 15 minutes and it is possible to remove anywhere from 50 to 70 hairs in those 15 minutes. It will take a series of treatments to obtain desired results and treatments have to be spaced out. It is important to have Electrolysis performed by certified and experienced provider.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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