Electrolysis was founded in 1875 by Dr. Charles Michel, an ophthalmologist, who was experimenting with ways to remove painful ingrown eyelashes of his patients. He inserted a fine wire which was attached to a battery into the hair follicle and then released a small amount of current. HE found the current which flowed into the follicle destroyed the hair permanently. Electrolysis had been born, and the thousands of men and women plagued with unwanted hair could now be helped. What once appeared to be a hopeless situation now had a solution. From then until present, electrolysis has stood the test of time. It is fully accepted by medical doctors and is recognized as the ONLY safe and effective form of permanent hair removal.
An electrolysis treatment involves the inserting of a sterile probe, the same size as the hair, into the hair follicle opening. The area that an electrologist treats is the whole follicle from the oil gland down to the dermal papilla. This area is called the Isthmus. The isthmus is home to the blood vessels and nerves that feed the growing hair. If this area as well as the regenerative cells surrounding the hair are destroyed, the hair will die. When the probe is in place, a low-level electrical current is applied that will destroy the dermal papilla and surrounding cells and will loosen the hair. The hair is then removed. Many hairs will be eliminated with only one treatment, but some will need two or more treatments to achieve permanency. Electrolysis involves a series of treatments over time. The length of time depends on the amount of hair, its coarseness, the cause of excess hair And many other factors, but once the follicle has been eliminated, the hair is dead and will not regrow.