Are you wondering what electrolysis is? Are you wondering about the differences between electrolysis and laser for hair removal? We are here to help, and will explain why electrolysis is our preferred method of hair removal.
What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the only form of hair removal that is FDA recognized as being truly permanent.
During electrolysis, we insert a tiny metal probe into one hair follicle at a time, then zap it with a quick flash of heat, and finally remove the hair by tweezing it out.
- Insertion – I insert a tiny probe made of metal into the hair follicle. I choose the size of the probe based on the size of your hair. Most brands of probes have 5 or 6 different sizes, and that means there are sizes for all kinds of hair. We can see the hair follicles because we use surgical magnifying glasses that can zoom in up close on small patches of skin.
- Zap – Once I insert the probe in the hair follicle, I push my foot peddle to deliver the zap that kills the hair. I use thermolysis, which means I am zapping the hair quickly with strong heat. I choose the intensity carefully, so that it’s as tolerable as possible while still killing the hair. We also use insulated probes, which only deliver the heat at the very end of the probe. This means less pain because the heat and electricity don’t spread out, only hitting exactly where it’s needed.
- Remove – If we try to remove a zapped hair with tweezers, the hair should come out easily.
Electrolysis vs laser
Are you wondering how electrolysis compares to laser? You can read more about laser hair removal and how it compares to electrolysis here on our site.
One advantage of services with us is that we provide hair removal for all body areas, which includes genital electrolysis.
We provide genital electrolysis for all genitals, for people of all genders. We do not feel it is appropriate to exclude certain kinds of customers seeking certain kinds of hair removal, as we know how important these services are for so many people.
Genital electrolysis is very common for the transgender community, who often need hair removal to be able to get some of their surgeries. This includes hair removal from the groin and genital area for vaginoplasty, as the outer material becomes the new vaginal canal. This also includes hair removal from the forearm or thigh for phalloplasty, where a skin graft is taken from the body to make the shaft of the new penis.
Having unwanted pubic hair for people of all genders can also be annoying, or even result in medical problems! Razor burn, ingrown hairs, and itchiness in the genital region are all potential side effects of removing pubic hair in other ways. That’s why we are happy to offer permanent hair removal for all body parts and all people!
Where can I get permanent hair removal?
If you’re ready to start hair removal, we are happy to help! We offer electrolysis at various locations, currently in the Pacific Northwest. Are you ready to start your hair removal journey, because you are over unwanted hair? If you said yes, click the button below to book your first session!