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Doctor insights on: After Electrolysis Can It Seem Like Hair Is Growing Worse

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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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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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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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

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Electrolysis or gentle laser for hair removal - which lasts longer, which has less scarring?

Electrolysis or gentle laser for hair removal - which lasts longer, which has less scarring?

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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How does electrolysis destroy the hair growth in relation to the hair bulb?

Low volts to bare: Electrolysis is the application of low voltage to the lash base (bulb) that when properly applied destroys the source of hair growth. Once done the lash is easily removed ...Read more

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What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

Hair removal: The only two well established and legitimate permanent hair removal modalities at this point in time are Electrolysis and /or Laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Is electrolysis hair removal on the face safe during pregnancy?

Electrolysis: I'll be very frank with you.. . **i** don't feel it is safe for anyone. Certainly not it pregnancy, where two people are involved and one cannot yet make the decision, but even non-gravid women should know that it's almost a worthless pursuit -- it really doesn't work very well, and the risks of scarring, infections, and so forth are really significant. I don't recommend it! ...Read more

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What to do about permanent hair removal methods other than electrolysis or laser?

Magic: There are no magical ways to permanently removed hair. See a dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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I'm getting electrolysis for the hairs on my belly but I keep getting ingrown hairs on my belly. Or pimples and when I squeeze it, white and black li?

Ingrown hairs: Electrolysis should help but if not, permanent epilation is possible: see dermatologist. Also be sure to be on a low-inflammatory diet to see if that helps: more at eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I recently heard about electrolysis for permanent hair removal. Why is laser hair removal so much more popular then electrolysis? Is it safe?

I recently heard about electrolysis for permanent hair removal. Why is laser hair removal so much more popular then electrolysis? Is it safe?

Laser is better: Electrolysis hair removal was the standard before lasers revolutionized the field of permanent hair removal. Now, nothing is permanent and 100% in medicine, but there's permanent hair reduction. While electrolysis treats each hair bulb at a time, laser can treat a lot of hairs instantly at the same time. A bikini area can be lasered in 10 min. Lasers do not work for white, red and light blond hair. ...Read more

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Which treatment is effective with least side effects for hair removal on face & other parts of body. Electrolysis or laser? Which type of laser is best

Hair removal: It depends on hair color & skin type. Lasers are very effective for hair reduction (hair isn't actually removed, just miniaturized to where it doesn't show about skin surface) in the hands of a properly trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Gray, blond or red hair does not respond to laser treatment. Proper laser must be used for correct skin type which is determined before tx. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal/electrolysis get rid of keratosis polaris?

Can laser hair removal/electrolysis get rid of keratosis polaris?

No: Keratosis pilaris may be helped with some keratolytic creams like retin a, (tretinoin) glycolic acid, etc. Use of ipl (flashlamp laser) may help control the redness of the sites. Hot bathes with good exfoliation is good to help control bumpiness. This very common and is a dominant genetic condition, . Affecting almost half of the adult population worldwide. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have electrolysis in the genital area? Can I safely have electrolysis to remove the hair from my pubic area? .

Many: Many women undergo electrolysis of the areas for bikini lines (ie top of panty) and the legs where they meet the panty line. Yes, although there are some risks for electrolysis, it is generally safe. ...Read more

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I am a 37 yesr old female who has hair growing on my chin and underneath. It started in my mid 20's & is getting worse now; 3-6 hairs every few days.?

I am a 37 yesr old female who has hair growing on my chin and underneath. It started in my mid 20's & is getting worse now; 3-6 hairs every few days.?

Hairy women: Increased hair growth is called hirsuitism. N it is a reaction of certain hair follicle to more circulating androgens in your body either from the ovaries, testosterone. Or from the adrenal glands dhea-s. Or both androstenedione. The most common cause is poly cystic ovarian syndrome. There are many other serious causes, best to see your physician who can work your condition up. ...Read more

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I hardly had any body hair but I shaved even though it wasn't necessary, now my hair is growing alot more on my body, worse than before' HELP or advice?

I hardly had any body hair but I shaved even though it wasn't necessary, now my hair is growing alot more on my body, worse than before' HELP or advice?

That is common: Theoretically it shouldn't grow back thicker, but once hair is shaved the hair growing back is rough because it comes in as stubble, also hormones play a part in your hair growth. There are topical prescriptions that can slow the hair growth like eflornithine, so see your doctor ...Read more