Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed with tweezers. Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis, including the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts, and legs. There are generally no permanent side effects, but sometimes a temporary, slight reddening of the skin may occur.
Unwanted hair growth is the result of heredity factors and hormone levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal, and illnesses can stimulate hair growth.
The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most patients will have to return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.