Are you considering electrolysis for hirsutism or any other unwanted hair? This permanent hair removal method is expensive and you’ll likely need several treatments. But if you have the time and the money it’s a very safe way to remove hair permanently.
Electrolysis treatment for permanent hair removal uses a fine needle that’s inserted into the unwanted hair follicle. Electric current is applied through the needle which destroys the hair root. Afterwards, hair is removed with tweezers.
Electroysis caused destruction has a permanent removal payoff because it’s impossible for unwanted hair grow without a hair root. Permanent hair removal treatment is a great way for eliminating unwanted hairs on your face or body.
Some of the health related reasons for unwanted hair growth include:
- hormone imbalance
- Cushing’s syndrome
- congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- tumor, cancer ~ adrenal gland, ovary
- androgen hormone increase, particularly testosterone
- endocrine system problem ~ thyroid, pituitary gland, adrenal gland, ovaries
- drug side effect ~ hormone therapy, anabolic steroids, glucocorticoids, cortisone, birth control pills, anticonvulsants,
The number of electrolysis visits necessary to rid an area of hair you don’t want varies. The good news is that this system for hair removal permanently does not cause much pain, albeit expect some tingling during treatment. Topical anesthetic can be used on sensitive areas growing unwanted hair. And slight skin redness may be an aftermath for a short time post your hair removal treatment.
Finally, the only effective treatment the FDA recognizes as a permanent method for hair removal is the use of needle electrolysis. Buyer beware that treatments using electronic tweezers or photoepilators have not been proven to permanently remove hair.