Debunking Electrolysis Myths

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As more people seek ways to remove body hair permanently, electrolysis has become an increasingly popular procedure. Using state-of-the-art technology, professionals can permanently remove hair by inserting a fine needle into the hair follicle and applying a small amount of electricity, destroying hair growth tissue and eliminating the regenerative property of the hair follicle.

While electrolysis is FDA-approved and safe for everyone, several myths are floating around about this hair removal process, including the potential risks and side effects. If you’re considering electrolysis, having all the facts is important.

Common Electrolysis Myths

Myth 1: Electrolysis is painful

Pain is variable and subjective to each patient, though most say electrolysis is relatively painless. The amount of pain can depend on several factors, including the treatment method and the type of probe used. Work with your electrologist to determine the best treatment plan for you that considers your needs and pain tolerance.

Myth 2: Electrolysis is 100% successful

Unfortunately, like most things in life, electrolysis is not 100% successful, though it does have very positive statistics and results. About 93% of electrolysis procedures yield permanent success, an excellent number for hair removal procedures. Remember, electrolysis does not work for everyone, and the chance for regrowth is still there, though very slight.

Myth 3: Electrolysis has no permanent side effects

Fortunately, this myth is true! When working with a highly trained and experienced electrologist, you will not have any permanent side effects from electrolysis. After the procedure, you may experience some tenderness, swelling, and redness of the skin, though this is only temporary and should subside in a few days.

Myth 4: There are no safety procedures for Electrolysis

As we’ve said, electrolysis is FDA-approved as a hair removal procedure, and the American Electrology Association has written detailed Standards for Infection Control for all electrolysis procedures. These standards follow the most recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Association for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology recommendations. Rest assured; there are plenty of safety procedures in place!

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