Medical professionals only recommend one type of facial hair permanent removal as a permanent solution, electrolysis. This treatment has been made popular by both men and women since it is the only method so far that permanently removes facial hair and gives desired results.
There are three different types of electrolysis. A fine, steel probe or needle is used in all of these types to treat each hair individually with an electric current. The process actually only feels like a tiny pinch even though it may sound painful. Some people have even been known to fall asleep during their treatment. For more sensitive individuals a prescription anesthetic cream called EMLA can be used. Applying the cream one hour before treatment to sufficiently numb the area will make the treatment quite comfortable. There are no major side effects from EMLA, but skin reddening or blanching may appear temporarily. You skin should return to normal after about an hour.
Electrolysis can be performed on all body areas in addition to facial hair permanent removal including the arms, legs, hands and feet. The technique should only be performed by a qualified physician when it is done on the inside of the nose, ears or eyelids.
Thermolysis is consider the best of all the types of electrolysis since it is the only one where the current doesn’t travel through the individuals whole body. This process began in the forties. It causes no chemical reaction and it is the quickest form of electrolysis. Before having the treatment done it is important to find a professionally trained practitioner of electrolysis. They should be trained in proper sterilization methods as well as the techniques and skill of the process. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you need to know this or ask to view the physicians equipment before you sign up for the procedure.
Before a practitioner starts the first treatment they will give you a consultation. During this consultation the practitioner will thoroughly explain the process and answer any personal questions, you generally won’t be charged for these consultations. In order to keep the results of your electrolysis treatments they will give you the necessary instructions.
You should be prepared for the fact that you will need a series of treatments when you choose electrolysis. How many treatments are required depends on the individual and how much hair removal is needed. Treatments can be between a few months to a year or more in duration. In addition to the area needing to be cleared, texture of the hair and skin also plays an important role. The benefit of electrolysis is that the results are immediate after your very first treatment.
The reason why treatments can take awhile is because electrolysis must work with the hair growth cycle and this can take awhile. As long as you stick with the treatment to the end you will have great results with electrolysis. You won’t be happy with the results if you stop part way through treatment. By the end of treatment you will be free of unwanted hair and the texture of your skin will also improve. No matter how long it takes it is important that you stick with the treatment process.