Electrolysis is a method of removing unwanted hairs from the face or body and has been used for over a century to destroy and kill hair follicles by utilizing electric current.
An electrologist puts a tiny probe into the follicle without puncturing the surrounding skin during the treatment. The probe is placed into the skin tissue and delivers an electric current in the milliampere range. The electrical current destroys the follicle, letting hair to easily fall out and removing the follicle's ability to generate hair in the future. Electrolysis is very successful at removing white and blonde hair. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, can make removing hair with less pigment more challenging, especially when treating tanned skin.
Many hairs will be removed with a single treatment, but some will require two or more treatments to be permanently removed. Electrolysis entails a series of treatments spread out over time. The length of time varies on the volume of hair, the thickness of the hair, the source of the excess hair, and many other factors, but once the follicle is removed, the hair is dead and will not regenerate.
Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method that can treat all hair colors and types on all skin types without a problem.