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For additional information on Electrology and its benefits, please visit the American Electrology Association web site at www.electrology.com and the FDA web site at www.fda.gov.

Electrolysis FAQ

Q. What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a procedure that aids in the destruction of hair follicles via the use of an electric current in order to reduce hair growth in a specified area.

Early electrolysis first emerged in the late 1870s, and over the last century has evolved greatly due to the development of new technologies, methods, and sterilization. The three methods used today are:

  • Thermolysis
  • Electrolysis
  • The Blend (a combination of the two previous methods)


To-date, the most safe and effective method is Electrolysis. Please continue reading the rest of the FAQ to learn more about this method.

Q. How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required for an individual is different from person to person. There are specific factors that can be evaluated to determine an individual's required number of treatments: Those factors include:

  • The individual's hair growth cycles.
  • Amount of hair being removed and the structure of the hair (soft, stiff, etc).
  • Medical history, including the individual's history with using other methods of hair removal.
  • Hereditary and hormone changes.

Q. How much discomfort is involved with an electrolysis procedure?

The level of comfort varies from person to person, and also depends on what area of the body is being treated. Obviously, some areas of the body are more sensitive than others. It is natural to feel a sensation on your skin during the procedure because that assures you that activity is taking place to destroy the root where the hair grows.

Due to the fact that the level of comfort varies from person to person, an expert practioner has the ability to make adjustments during the procedure to insure a good level of comfort for the patient.

Q. Will hair regrow after Electrolysis?

The hair grows in different cycles and because of this not all hair can be eliminated in one treatment, and also, new hairs may begin to grow. Hairs also refered to as "dormant hairs" can also emerge. However, this is why a plan of several treatments is more effective than just one treatment.

Soft hair is easier to eliminate than stiff or coarse hair. Typically, patients require several treatments to entirely eleminate coarse hair.
Q. Can hair be removed from any area of the body?

Hair can be safely removed from most areas of the body except the ears (inside) and nose (inside). The most common areas are found on the face (lip, cheeks, eyebrows, chin, etc.) and torso (chest, abdomen, back, etc.).

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