What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal accomplished by sealing the hair follicle so it cannot produce hair. A fine filament is inserted into the hair follicle and a small amount of electrical current is delivered to the base of the hair follicle. The insertion is not felt since the probe is inserted into an opening that is already there. What is felt is the warmth of the current. While some discomfort may be experienced, electrolysis is quite tolerable.

The discomfort is comparable to tweezing, and certainly less painful than waxing, both temporary methods that actually stimulate hair growth. Topical anesthetics are available, although less than 30% of the clientele opt to use them.

Facts About Electrolysis

Electrolysis requires a series of treatments. With each treatment, you will notice that hairs become fewer, finer, and less noticeable. It is important to maintain a regular treatment schedule to totally eliminate hair growth.

Following a treatment, some temporary redness is expected, usually lasting 10 to 30 minutes. This may vary, depending on the amount of work done and the density of the hair growth in the area. The surface of the skin does not otherwise suffer. Results are silky smooth without hair growth.

Amber Electrolysis provides this service skillfully in a private and comfortable environment. The highest standards of hygiene and sterilization are maintained at all times. The finest quality equipment is used. Close attention is given to results and skin care.

Methods Used

Thermolysis is a shortwave, high frequency current used to cauterize the dermal papilla, ultimately destroying the hair follicle's ability to produce another hair. Amber uses thermolysis about 60% of the time, which is very effective in reducing the overall time of treatments.

Blend uses both high frequency current and direct current in sequence. Direct current causes a chemical reaction to take place in the hair follicle producing a lye, after the shortwave current cauterizes. The Blend technique is a slower procedure, taking about twice as long per session to clear an area versus shortwave. It is particularly effective, and the best method, when the client has a long history of waxing and tweezing, which results in distorted hair follicles. Blend is also the method to use if you have sensitive skin and course hair.

Both treatment techniques accomplish permanent hair removal without damage to the surface of the skin. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs. Call to schedule a free consultation.

Laser vs. Electrolysis

While laser may work for some, electrolysis works for all. Roughly half of the new clients at Amber Electrolysis have had laser hair removal for at least a year without satisfying results. At Amber Electrolysis they have achieved quicker and more permanent results with the electrolysis method.

Laser cannot target blonde, red and gray hairs, or hairs that need removing from tattoos. Brunettes also experience incomplete results. Individuals with darker skin may have problems with hyperpigmentation.

Electrolysis is the only permanent treatment recognized by the Food Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Medical Association (AMA).