The electrologist slides a fine metal probe into each hair follicle. A proper insertion does not puncture the skin. An electrical current is delivered to the follicle through the probe, recipe which causes localized destruction of the hair root, either through the formation of lye (galvanic method), heat (thermolysis method), or both (blend method).
The three modalities or types of electrolysis (galvanic, thermolysis, and blend) all have their own merits, and one method is not more effective than the other. Success depends on the skill of the electrologist, the type of hair being removed, the condition of the skin and regularity of treatment. All three methods, when properly performed, are effective at destroying the hair root, leaving the follicles incapable of regrowth.
Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal. To achieve permanency, the client must commit to a series of treatments on a regular basis. As every individual’s needs are unique, a specific treatment plan will be determined during a complimentary consultation, with a sample treatment, allowing the client to make an informed decision.