How it works?
Electric current is passed through fine needle shaped electrode and this destroys the hair follicle. It is permanent.
Types of electrolysis
It uses chemical reaction which eliminates growth cells in follicles.
It produces heat which destroys the growth cells in hair follicles.
It combines the galvanic and thermolysis methods.
Permanent and effective
It is very effective and considered to be permanent.
Independent of hair type and skin type
Laser does not work on dark or black skin. Also if hair is not dark and is red, brown, blonde then laser is not effective.
On the other hand there are no such restrictions in electrolysis. If you are not able to use laser then go for electrolysis.
Areas to be used
It can be used in most areas of the body for men and women.
Disadvantages of electrolysis
On bent follicles, the electrolysis does not work well. Follicles can bend due to multiple reasons including tweezing or waxing.
Deep coarse hair will not get removed in one sitting and will need multiple sittings.
Skin will be discolored if not done properly.
Each follicle has to undergo the pain in hair removal.
It causes redness which will vary in individuals. Any post treatment procedures should be followed accordingly.
Number of treatments needed
The number of treatment works on variety of factors which include quality and type of hair, heredity or hormones, growth phase of the hair. A treatment would last for 15 minutes to an hour.
Best Electrolysis at home products
Vector Hair Removal System
The Vector system removes the coarsest hair permanently and does not contain any needles.
One Touch Deluxe Electrolysis
It can be used on eyebrow, upper lip, bikini, and all other parts of the body.
Verseo ePen Permanent Hair Removal System
Verseo ePen treats one hair at a time. It uses galvanic technology and achieves permanent results in one treatment It comes with conducive gels.
Verseo eGlide Roller Electrolysis System
It is a roller electrolysis system for home. It covers 4 inches at one go.
It is ideal for arms, underarms, legs and bikini lines. It is of the size of an electric razor.