Why Electrolysis is Taking over the Hair Removal Industry
If you’re tired of shaving, waxing or tweezing, you may be looking for a more permanent hair removal treatment. If you’re weighing your options, you should know that there is only one FDA-approved method of permanent hair removal and that’s electrolysis. Electrolysis has many advantages over other hair removal processes, and the biggest one is that it is truly permanent.
What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a hair removal process performed by a dermatologist or licensed technician. The technician will place an ultra-thin needle, called an epilator device, into the targeted hair follicles. A mild electrical current then passes through the device, effectively damaging the hair follicle. New hair will not grow out of the damaged follicle, and existing hairs will fall out.
Does it hurt?
While some people report mild irritation or redness from the procedure, typically those side effects disappear within a few hours. Pain and swelling are rare with electrolysis. In fact, electrolysis is considered safer and has less potential side effects than laser treatments.
How long does it take?
Electrolysis will require multiple sessions to get the desired results, especially if you are having hair removal on larger areas like your back or legs. Since this is a manual process and your body has thousands of hair follicles, it will take some time. Most people will require follow-up sessions, partly because dormant hair follicles may begin to grow hair between treatments, every week or two for several weeks until the whole area has been treated.
How long does it last?
The good news is that once you are done with those treatments, you’ll never have to go back and do them again. The results last forever.
Are there other advantages to electrolysis?
Yes! Electrolysis is considered more versatile than laser hair removal because it is effective for people with any skin type, hair type and color; however, laser treatments do work best on people with fair skin and dark hair. Additionally, it can be used on any part of the body including the eyebrows. Plus, no downtime and recovery is needed after the procedure and there is no ongoing maintenance.
Interested in becoming an electrolysis technician?
If you want to embark on an new career as an electrolysis and laser technician, Celebrity School of Beauty can get you started. With flexible schedules and hands-on training, Celebrity is helping students launch beauty careers every day. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a consultation with our admissions department.