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Electrolysis for Permanent Hair reduction

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Electrolysis for Permanent Hair reduction

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Written by: Kathryn Danzey

Hair grows in 3 stages:

Anagen: The early production stage of the hair cycle in a follicle.

Catagen: The brief transitional phase between growth and the inactive stage of a follicle.

Telagen: The resting phase of hair cycle.

It is impossible for the electrologist to determine accurately these stages. They may be treating the hair at any given stage, however permanent destruction can only be achieved in the anagen state.

Therefore for removal the hair must be in the active growing stage and showing at time of treatment. The client should not pluck, wax or chemically depilate prior to treatment. The area is cleansed pre treatment and a fine probe inserted into the follicle, the follicle is then destroyed using one of three methods; electrolysis, thermolysis or blend.

Electrolysis uses electrical currents to produce a chemical reaction that destroys hair follicles. Thermolysis uses a high frequency current to produce heat that destroys the hair follicles.

Each hair is removed individually so it can be a long process. As with all treatments for hair removal the success is variable. In cases of hormonal problems it may be that ongoing treatment is necessary to keep up the reduction.

This article was written with the collaboration of an electrolysis examiner, however there have been several contacts from electrologists to say they have had good results when hair is in the telogen stage, please find more information at

About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without My Collagen Shots and H3O Night Repair. Love a great serum and UV protection

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