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Professional Electrolysis Machine
Electrolysis: 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 this slightly uncomfortable procedure. ...Read more
Safe: Usually we use it to burn off small blood vessel growth called "spide nevus". It's a low-voltage electric equipment. We also use it to permanently remove hair at axillae(armpits). It is safe in derm's hands. ...Read more
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
Very soon: Electrolysis usually does not cause much more than minor redness that should be relieved in less than 1 day if not in a few days. If there is persistent redness or pimples, you should consult the person who did the treatment to make sure there is no infection or adverse reaction. ...Read more
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