Electrolysis safely and permanently removes unwanted hair from the face and body. Electrolysis is effective on all skin and hair types — for both men and women.
Electrolysis is the only method of hair removal approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for permanent hair removal. Countless physicians and medical articles confirm the success of electrolysis. No other hair removal process can claim permanent results — not even laser!
Electrolysis is Safe and Successful on all hair and skin types!
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) statement on Electrolysis:
"Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method,since it destroys the hair follicle. [Electrolysis] requires a series of appointments [to achieve permanent results]."
The FDA statement is clear - Electrolysis is permanent!
The FDA statement on Laser:
"Manufacturers may not claim that laser hair removal is either painless or permanent... several manufacturers had received FDA permission to claim 'permanent reduction'...".
The FDA statement is vague. But here is the central summation of their statement. Let's say a hair on your body grows and sheds in three months. If laser causes the hair to stay away for 6 months, that is considered "permanent hair reduction". Are you going to be happy with some hairs staying away longer? Or, do you want permanent results?
The term electrolysis is used to describe all methods of permanent hair removal. The electrolysis modality was the first method used to remove hair permanently back in 1875. The term electrolysis branded the process of permanent hair removal.
Find out everything you want to know about electrolysis, the only method recognized as permanent hair removal by the FDA.
Whatever your hair removal needs may be, electrolysis has a solution.
Get answers about how electrolysis can address unwanted hair issues just like yours.
For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.
Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.
Did you Know?
Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.
Did you know?
If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't treat the hairs. Tweezing, waxing, or threading before or between your hair removal appointments will only reduce the number of hairs your electrologist can remove (treat).
Before and After
Publicity photo of a 25-year-old film/stage actor. The body hair was sculpted, not just removed. Hairs were cleared at the lower pectorals. Hair in the center of the chest was feathered to look normal. The stomach hair was thinned and shaped into a normal centerline. Only electrolysis can produce this natural and undetectable appearance. Results were permanent. (Electrologist: Mike Bono, Santa Barbara.)
It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!
Before and After
26-year-old man with excessive beard hair on his neck. He had difficulty shaving this area which often resulted in the skin breaking out and the development of ingrown hairs. The "after" photo shows his neck clear of hair, pustules (breakouts) and ingrown hairs (bumps). Results were permanent.
Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.
Did you know?
The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.
Electrologists' Association of California presents meaningful seminars and programs covering a variety of topics.