Generally there are three hair removal procedures which are coming under the category of Permanent hair removal procedures. They are electrolysis, laser and intense pulsed light (IPL). However, among the above three procedures, laser and intense pulsed light get eliminated as they are not really long lasting and the effect wears off after about six months.
Hence, we are left with only one procedure which can be considered as a permanent solution. Electrology is the practice of hair removal using electricity to remove hair permanently. The actual process is known as electrolysis. The technician slides a thin metal probe in to each hair follicle. Insertion needs to be done carefully to avoid puncturing the skin. The probe is used to apply electricity to the follicle. This causes damage to the area responsible for hair growth. The damage takes place either by making it alkaline or overheating or by a combination of both.
All the three modalities galvanic, thermolysis and blend are equally effective. It depends on the skill of the technician, type of hair to be removed and the skin and pain threshold of the patient for the procedure to be successful. The procedure is very effective in destroying the hair cells and to stop follicles from further growth.
The procedure requires that each hair follicle to be treated individually and this takes several treatments to destroy follicle. The result of this treatment is permanent. However this has certain drawbacks. There is no standard licensing guideline. Hence, it becomes difficult to locate an experienced and effective technician. The procedure requires repeated treatments lasting 12 to18 months. This procedure is very costly and time consuming. Side effects include pain, infection, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
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