Electrolysis is a safe, effective method of permanent hair removal recognized by the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA), as the only method of permanent hair removal. The term
Electrolysis is used to refer to 3 slightly different methods of permanent hair removal. All
of which use a wire type probe.
Galvanic Electrolysis - Direct current (DC) is used to create a chemical destruction by
producing lye (sodium hydroxide), which destroys the hair cells. This takes longer per
Thermolysis Electrolysis - Alternating current (AC) is heat destruction concentrated mostly at
the tip of the probe, which destroys the hair cells. A radio frequency is used to create this
The Blend - A combination action of both (DC - The Chemical Lye) and (AC - Heat) at the
same time, which creates a dual action destroying the hair cells. Most suited for curly hair
and skin types 4 to 6.
In each of these methods a fine, sterile probe often referred to as a needle is inserted
alongside the hair in the follicle opening. A radio frequency is then applied to destroy the
derma papilla (muscle) to stop the hair fro being able to grow. The process can be
compared to killing weeds. In order to get rid of weeds one must remove the weeds over
and over again. Every time the weed is removed it becomes weaker and weaker until it
can no longer grow. However if you remove the weed only one time and leave it to re-
grow on it's own without removing it again and again the weed will grow to its original
strength or stronger. One must be persistent to overcome the weed just as one must be
persistent to overcome excess hair growth. With persistence and consistency you will find
the hair stops growing and the permanent removal of unwanted hair will be accomplished.
Electrolysis can be used to removal all types of hair in all areas.