How many treatments will I need?

Since many factors influence hair growth, you will need to return for several visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week, as necessary. A significant percentage of unwanted hair will be gone forever once the treatments have been completed. Each treatment usually lasts between 15 minutes and 1 hour.

Facts about electrolysis

  1. Electrolysis is a time-tested method that was invented over 100 years ago to remove irritating, in-grown eyelash hairs. Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis, including eyebrows, face, thighs, abdomen, breasts, and legs.
  2. Sometimes, a slight reddening of the skin occurs during or immediately after treatment, but this will only last for a short time. Electrolysis is very safe and, unlike depilatories or bleaches, no harsh chemicals are used. Scarring is rare.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/10/2012.


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