What is Electrolysis?

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According to the American Electrology Association, Electrology, a permanent hair removal process, is described here.


What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. Regardless of the cause - heredity, metabolic, or hormonal conditions - electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal a glowing, confident you.

Does electrolysis work?

Almost certainly. Electrolysis is effective for all skin types, hair types, skin colors, hair colors, and areas of the body. For more information, see our Electrolysis Solutions area.

What is the science behind electrolysis?

A small electric current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe (or needle) directly into the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the dermal papilla, the matrix, and an area called "the bulge", all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate. Learn more about how electrolysis works.

Why do people get electrolysis hair removal?

Maybe it's just an unwelcome maintenance routine that takes a lot of time, but often, unwanted hair creates self-consciousness serious enough to impair relationships with other people. If unwanted hair gets in the way of your confidence, social life, work, sports, schedules or even self-expression, this is your opportunity to act.

Is all electrolysis the same?

There are three types, or modalities, of electrolysis used today - galvanic (current produces a chemical reaction), thermolysis (short-wave which produces heat) and a modality that blends the two. They all result in effective permanent hair removal.

Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?

Immediately following treatment, there may be a temporary redness or tenderness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and any personal attention you may need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional. Learn more about how electrolysis works.

My grandmother used to get electrolysis treatments. Has the technology changed much?

Permanent hair removal using electrolysis has come a long way since its beginnings in 1875. Today's computer technology enables the electrologist to work with more speed and comfort. Epilators are much quicker, utilizing current timings of thousandths of a second over the longer current applications of the past, plus, intensity settings can now be modulated to varying proportions. The instruments and equipment used in a contemporary electrologist's office are just part of the changes that have occurred in the electrolysis industry.

For Facial Areas

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Electrolysis is the only medically recognized way to permanently remove unsightly hair and is used on many body areas including:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Eyebrows
  • White, gray or red hairs
  • Ears

Hair Removal for Women

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Almost all areas of the body can be subject to unwelcome hair growth. For women, the unwanted hair on commonly visible areas, like the face, usually takes priority.

Hair growth in the chin, upper lip, jaw, and throat areas is usually caused by hormones, whether imbalanced or not. Genetics and medications can also cause excess hair on the face and on body areas such as the chest, breasts and abdomen.

The most commonly treated areas for women are: Chin - Jawline - Upper lip - Throat - Sides of face - Eyebrows - Chest - Abdomen - Breasts - Underarms - Hairline - Fingers and toes

We Use Only the Highest Quality Equipment

apilus100% PERMANENT RESULTS MORE RAPIDLY

ABC Electrology, LLC selected this equipment because of the high quality and results

From the manufacturer: The effectiveness of the Apilus Platinum Pure device has been confirmed in comparative scientific studies performed in cooperation with Dr. Charles Doillon, research scientist and professor at the Université Laval Hospital Center in Québec City, Canada. With the energy concentration of the Apilus Platinum Pure, it is possible to obtain results much more rapidly than with any other epilator currently on the market. Due to the ultrarapid 27 MHz radio frequency applied precisely inside the follicle, the Apilus Platinum Pure can permanently eliminate all hair cells. The number of treatments to obtain complete and permanent results is 25% less than usual. Moreover, the Apilus Platinum Pure can effectively treat any hair or skin color, an achievement that laser or intense pulse light (IPL) devices can’t reproduce.

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