Electrolysis is one of the oldest, most established methods for hair removal. Without question, electrolysis has many advantages over other hair removal processes, the main one being that it is the only modality that offers a permanent solution. If people getting electrolysis have encountered problems at all, it is usually because they obtained treatment from a facility/individual not well-versed, experienced, and equipped to offer the service properly. It is important to research the credentials of the electrologist: Is she licensed? Does she hold the CPE (Certified Professional Electrologist) credential? Does she belong, participate in professional associations? Does she get continuing education to stay updated on the latest advances in the industry?
Like any other medical procedures, electrolysis is not perfect. Among the few drawbacks is the fact that some side effects (inflammation, slight skin irritation, and swelling ) may occur, though, in general these are minimal and of short duration.
Electrolysis requires a series of treatments to achieve permanent results and it’s generally not possible to have all the hair removed in just one session. As well, some clients experience some discomfort in treating the more sensitive areas like the upper lip. The newer, computerized, digital equipment, however, have significantly reduced the level of discomfort and there are over-the-counter topical anesthetics that can be applied to make the treatment of sensitive areas much more tolerable.
The advantages and benefits of electrolysis far outweigh the few drawbacks. Some of those exciting benefits include:
Electrolysis is the only modality recognized the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the medical community for permanent hair removal.
Electrolysis has fewer side-effects/dangers than laser hair removal.
It has been around for over 140 years with a proven track record.
According to Face Reflections, it removes the need for additional treatment to the same area (saving money, hassles, and time).
If there is any regrowth of hair, said hair is thinner, lighter and less noticeable
Studies report that over 90% of those receiving this treatment are satisfied with results.
Electrolysis works on any hair color or skin type unlike laser which only works on light skin and dark hair.
Electrolysis targets not only hair follicles but hair-growing cells as well (further removing chance for hair re-growth).
Electrolysis is an effective, attractive option for people with medical-condition-induced hair growth (PCOS); transgendered individuals; and people who want smooth, hair-free skin permanently because of their jobs (e.g., models, professional swimmers, etc.).
Electrolysis is generally performed by highly-trained professionals (such as those at Face Reflections) using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures.
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Sources: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-beauty/cosmetic-procedures-electrolysis; http://www.removinghair.co.uk/benefitsofelectrolysis.html;http://cosmeticsurgerybase.com/electrolysis-hair-removal/electrolysis-hair-removal-advantages-disadvantages-weigh-facts.html