Hormonal hairs are typically coarse and thicker in diameter than vellus hairs. Electrolysis treatment can be tailored to treat hormonal hairs by raising the energy currents used to permanently destroy the growth cells in each follicle.
How do you get rid of facial hair with PCOS?
Temporarily methods of hair removal for PCOS include shaving, waxing, sugaring, depilatory face creams, and threading. However, these methods can lead to ingrown hairs, hyperpigmentation, and thickened skin over time. While laser can effectively reduce hair growth in the target area, electrolysis is the only form of hair removal that is effective at permanently removing hormonal hair from PCOS. However, without a stabilized hormonal profile, new terminal hairs may sprout later.
Can you do electrolysis on whole body?
Electrolysis is an effective form of permanent hair removal for the whole body. Because the hair is permanently damaged follicle by follicle, electrolysis is much more effective at whole body permanent hair removal than laser hair removal.
How many electrolysis sessions are needed for a full body?
Permanent full body hair removal is possible with electrolysis. The number of electrolysis sessions needed depends on the size of the area and density of hair in the target treatment area. Because hair grows in cycles, multiple “clearances” will be needed to achieve permanent hair removal. A clearance is the complete removal of hair in the target area by electrolysis. For example, your upper lip may take 3 hours to achieve clearance during one electrolysis appointment. The subsequent appointment may take 90 minutes for full clearance, then 45 minutes, and soon. Each clearance will take less time until the target area is permanently hair free. View the following videos for more detail:
What parts of the body can you have electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the only effective form of permanent hair removal that works on every part of the body.
How long do electrolysis results last?
Electrolysis results are permanent. You will know that you have reached full permanence when you have not seen regrowth in the target area for over six months. From then on, any hairs sprouting are likely vellus hairs that became accelerated/terminal hairs. A brief touchup may be needed.