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Electrolysis: Permanent Hair Removal

Why Electrolysis is the best option:

Lasers and waxing are only temporary methods. Reliance on temporary methods such as waxing, tweezing and depilatories can often exacerbate the problem, causing darker and more excessive hair growth.

What causes excessive hair growth?

Heredity is the primary factor in why most men and women have excessive hair growth. In women, normal physiological changes during puberty, pregnancy and menopause may encourage hair growth. Stress, operations, hormonal changes, illness, and medications may also contribute to unwanted hair growth.


Electrolysis is accomplished by directing a small amount of energy into the natural opening of a hair follicle. This gradually weakens and ultimately eliminates the hair producing cells. Without these cells, hair cannot grow. The more aggressive you are with your treatment schedule, the sooner your hair will disappear.

Does it hurt?

There is a sensation that lasts for a split second and is mild, similar to tweezing or waxing a single hair. The advancement in technology has enhanced the overall experience, making it a comfortable and affordable procedure to improve your appearance.

Is Electrolysis for everyone?

Yes. However there are a few medical conditions in which it is strongly recommended that you speak to your Physician first. If you have a pacemaker, defibrillator, or are prone to seizures, Emily asks for written recommendation from a Physician.

Common Treatment Areas

for Women: for Men:
  • Upper Lip
  • Chin
  • Hairline
  • Eyebrows
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Breasts
  • Underarms
  • Toes
  • Beard
  • Shoulders
  • Hairline
  • Eyebrows
  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Neck
  • Toes

FDA recognizes electrology as providing permanent hair removal in Title 21, CFR, Sec. 878.5350.Electrolysis is safe, effective and permanent. Unlike other methods, electrolysis can eliminate all undesired hair regardless of hair and skin types.

Non-Permanent Methods

Electric tweezers: U. S. Federal Trade Commission has forbidden the manufacturers of electric tweezers from claiming that this method could result in permanent hair removal.

Tweezing: A temporary method that often causes hair to grow in thicker and darker. A habit that might begin with plucking a few hairs a week can rapidly become a daily ten-minute ritual. Tweezing also encourages ingrown hairs, making the hair more difficult to treat.

Waxing: A temporary method. Like tweezing, hair can begin to grow in thicker and darker. If waxing more often than every ten days, try electrolysis to eliminate the hair permanently.

Laser: The FDA has restricted laser manufacturers from making any claims of permanent hair removal. Certain laser manufacturers can only claim permanent reduction for up to three months. Studies show that results are no more effective than either waxing or plucking. Can also also damage skin with higher melanin or be ineffective on light hair.
FDA and Laser Facts

Depilatories: Can be caustic to the skin. Like tweezing and waxing, it is a temporary method and the hair will continue to grow.

American Electrology Association
Pennsylvania Society of Electrologists
Hair removal during pregnancy
American Diabetes Association
PCOS Support

Wynnewood Salon
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Wynnewood PA 19096

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