When your self-care routine includes at-home beauty treatments to make you feel more comfortable in your own skin, it can become more stressful than relaxing. Finding a high-quality spa is one way to eliminate parts of your beauty routine, so you have more time to focus on what you care about in life. You can avoid the expense and time it takes to wax or shave with electrolysis. Learn more about the only FDA-approved permanent hair removal process in our beginner’s guide.
What is electrolysis?
A trained technician inserts a thin probe under the skin during electrolysis and runs an electrical current directly to the hair follicle. It’s the only method of permanently destroying the center of growth for unwanted hair. By eliminating the hair root, electrolysis can completely stop hair growth.
Electrolysis was initially approved by the FDA over a hundred years ago to remove ingrown eyelashes permanently. Now, individuals can use electrolysis to remove unwanted hair growth anywhere on their face or body.
Does electrolysis work for everyone?
Unlike laser hair removal, which only works for specific hair and skin types, electrolysis works on any hair type––both coarse and fine, anywhere on your body. Individuals who aren’t eligible for laser services can still experience permanent hair removal by opting for electrolysis.
Maintaining a consistent appointment schedule is the most crucial part of ensuring electrolysis will work with you. Because of the natural growth and shedding hair cycles, following an esthetician’s guidance for scheduling regular appointments is crucial to get the results you want.
What areas of the body does electrolysis work on?
Electrolysis using a probe that’s thinner than a strand of hair to target growth at the root. Because of the fine detail, it’s possible to remove hair anywhere on the body, including:
Fingers and toes
Chest and back
Electrolysis offers a permanent solution if you feel self-conscious about unwanted hair anywhere on your body.
Depending on the body area, appointments can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to target the individual hairs. A trained technician inserts the probe into the skin, but the discomfort is manageable because the probe is so thin. Most clients feel a slight pinch at the treatment area.
How long does it take for electrolysis to work?
There’s no single answer for how long it takes for electrolysis to work for a client. A lot depends on the reason for the excessive hair growth, whether it’s hormonal, hirsutism, genetics, or PCOS. Those factors all contribute to the thickness of the hair, which has the most significant impact on how long it takes for electrolysis to work.
Thin, light-colored hair responds more quickly to electrolysis. Still, the process works for any hair type, anywhere on the body. If you’re using expensive or time-consuming methods to remove unwanted hair from your body, consider electrolysis instead. It is the only FDA-approved method for permanent removal.
Does hair return after you complete an electrolysis cycle?
What happens after electrolysis depends on the reason for the hair growth. Changing hormones, aging, and certain conditions like PCOS can cause additional hair growth. The growth and shed cycle of your hair also impact the likelihood of regrowth.
In general, if regrowth does happen, it's years or decades after the completion of an electrolysis cycle, and further treatments will also eliminate the new growth.
A Nurse’s Touch is an award-winning spa in Fort Worth providing expert electrolysis, facials, and more.
A Nurse’s Touch stands apart from other Fort Worth spas with a team of expert nurses and estheticians performing specialized treatments. We help clients beautify their external appearances to reflect their inner selves. When you receive beauty services from our medically trained pros, you can feel confident in our FDA-approved, top-of-the-line equipment and training.