What The Laser Cannot Treat, Your Electrologist Can!

Illustration of Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the ideal method for hairs that the laser cannot treat which are blonde, gray, red, and fine hairs. The Permanent Choice was established over 30 years ago when electrolysis was the only method that had received FDA-approval for hair removal. All Permanent Choice facilities use the Apilus xCell and the ClareBlend UltraBlend machines. Two methods most commonly performed are blend and thermolysis. Your electrologist will decide the most effective method for your skin and hair type. The ClareBlend offers features aiding in greater comfort during treatment.

Electrolysis does require a series of treatments over a period of time. The goal of electrolysis is to damage the follicle to the point that it will no longer be able to produce a hair. This requires each hair being treated multiple times using either heat, chemical reaction or both.

Deciding between laser hair removal and electrolysis? Contact us and we can ask a few questions over the phone to determine which treatment will be best for you. We also offer a free consultation where your technician can decide which treatment option, or a combination of both methods, will be best.


How Electrolysis Works.

How do you know if a hair has been effectively treated with electrolysis?

Successful hair removal with electrolysis is when you feel little or no resistance when the hair is removed after it has been treated. If you feel as if the hair is being tweezed that is exactly what your electrologist is doing – not working towards permanently removing the hair.

Several treatments are needed in order to effectively break down an individual hair follicle (germ cell). The hair that grows back will be finer and lighter until a follicle can no longer produce another hair. The amount of hair present, as well as the coarseness of the hair will determine the length and number of sessions.

All of our offices use sterile, disposable needles (gold probes are used when appropriate).

Methods of Electrolysis – Blend and Thermolysis.

Blend is the most widely used method of electrolysis. It is a combination of the methods of Galvanic and Thermolysis. The heat of Thermolysis paired with the chemical reaction of Galvanic is considered the most effective method for permanent hair removal. This type of electrolysis is effective on thick, coarse hairs.

Thermolysis (Flash) is actually what most people are thinking of when they hear the word electrolysis. Thermolysis works by using a small alternating current that cauterizes the follicle. This type of electrolysis is effective on thin, fine hairs.

Electrologists at the Permanent Choice have a variety of certifications including but not limited to:

C.P.E. – Certified Professional Electrologist

C.C.E. – Certified Clinical Electrologist

C.M.E. – Certified Medical Electrologist

Electrolysis treatments are not recommended for individuals with a tendency to keloid. If you have had cosmetic injections within 48 hours in the area we will be treating please let us know. If you have a history of cold sores please notify us when you call so we can prescribe an antiviral, such as Acyclovir, for you.