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Electrolysis and Thermolysis

Electrolysis is a process of removing individual hairs from the face or body. Epilators are the electrolysis devices, which destroy the growth center of the hair with a short-wave radio frequency. A very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle at the surface of the skin. The hair is then removed harmlessly with forceps.

Thermolysis, is a method that uses a high frequency current to produce heat in the area influenced by the current. This heat cauterizes and destroys the dermal papilla. One sterile probe is used during this process. Two variations of thermolysis are "Flash" or "Automatic". "Flash" thermolysis uses a split second impulse of current and "manual" thermolysis requires several seconds at a lower intensity to achieve permanency.

Electrolysis may be painful to some peoples, depending on the coarseness of the hair being removed, the sensitivity of the area itself, and an individual's tolerance for discomfort. For the treatment of the pain that is caused by the electrolysis, individual must have to take topical anesthetic such as EMLA or ElaMax may reduce the pain.

Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal. During electrolysis, a needle is inserted into a hair follicle and an electrical pulse is sent through the needle. If this particular hair follicle is in the active growth stage at the time of treatment, it will probably not grow again.

There are three basic types of electrolysis hair removal:

  • Galvanic - This method uses galvanic electricity - commonly referred to as direct current (DC) to create a chemical action in the follicle.
  • Thermolysis -This method - also known as high frequency (HF) diathermy, radio wave, or short-wave uses alternating current (AC) electricity to kill hair growth cells with heat.
  • Blend -The blend method of hair removal combines both of the electrical currents described above. When alternating current is added to the galvanic process either simultaneously or sequentially.

Electrolysis is a good choice for candidates that have very light skin and gray hair. The electrolysis procedure employs a needle that directs electric or radio wave energy to the hair follicle one follicle at a time. The energy destroys the follicle and the hair does not grow back. This is not laser hair removal.

There may be slight pain associated with this procedure. It uses a low-level electrical current to remove hair permanently.  The current is delivered into the dermal papilla  and the bulge area. Once the current is applied and the papilla and the reproductive organ of the hair have been destroyed, no further hair growth will occur.

Electrolysis is the most reliable option available today that has been proven to remove transsexual facial hair permanently.