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After electrolysis can it seem like hair is growing worse?

After electrolysis can it seem like hair is growing worse?

Maybe: After laser hair removal occasionally while undergoing process quiet resting hairs can be activated to grow. With continued treatment the area will be less. Hair removal can be more difficult in women with polycywtic ovary or other hormonal problems. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Electrolysis (Definition)

The use of a pulse of electrical current to damage and destroy hair follicles in areas of unwanted hair. Unlike shaving, the root of the hairs are damaged in ...Read more


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Does electrolysis send the current down the hair (so you must first grow a long enough hair?)?

Electrolysis needles: Electrolysis uses a tiny, fine needle that is inserted into the hair follicle. While a hair wouldn't necessarily have to be present, the needle has to enter at the same angle as the follicle is oriented. Having a hair present makes this a lot easier for the electrologist to gauge. There are other techniques for hair removal, like radiofrequency, that may travel down the hair, not using a needle. ...Read more

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How to make electrolysis hair removal permanent?

Accuracy helps: Electrolysis requires very accurate targeting to insure hair follicle growth is stopped. Provider must carefully target the follicles from different sides, and often require additional touch ups to finish the process. Most used for isolated hairs (for example in chin area), laser more common for larger hair areas. It may leave small surface irregularities if repetition is needed to remove the prob. ...Read more

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How much would electrolysis cost for hair removal?

Depends: Depends on the number of hairs you want to have removed. Each hair has to be treated individually. The more hairs you have to treat, the more time it takes, the more it costs. ...Read more

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Anything besides electrolysis forpermanently getting rid of hair?

Anything besides electrolysis forpermanently getting rid of hair?

Yes: Laser hair removal and intense pulsed light work very well on dark hair and light skin. Topical treatment with vaniqua is somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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Can electrolysis be used on the tearcanal saftley? To remove hair near the eye?

Can electrolysis be used on the tearcanal saftley? To remove hair near the eye?

Trichiasis: Misdirected eyelashes (trichiasis) or eyelashes growing from the wrong place (distichiasis) that invert and rub on the surface of the eye (cornea), are very irritating. The symptoms of scratchiness, tearing and pain are common. Sometimes it can lead to a corneal abrasion, infection and scarring. The lashes can be epilated (pulled). If they are recurrent, a minor surgical procedure, or electrolysi. ...Read more

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What is the difference between laser removal and electrolysis of hair?

Laser hair removal: Electrolysis is going the way of the dinosaur. It is still the only method for long term removal of light hair but your ages a very long time as it is 1 hair at a time. Both electrolysis and laser hair removal have to be done multiple times. The gentlelase is one of the best lasers for hair removal and is much less likely to scar or have side effects due it's patented cold spray. ...Read more

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Do you get ingrown hairs after electrolysis?

Sometimes: Hair roots that are not properly inactivated by the electrolysis process will grow back, and sometimes they will grow inward. That's why laser hair removal often works better than electrolysis. ...Read more

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Is electrolysis for pubic hair later on harmful for your health in any way?

No: Electrolysis is not a terribly invasive or dangerous way to remove unwanted hair (nor is laser removal). ...Read more