The Scientific Principles of Electrolysis

There are several methods of hair removal to choose from, including waxing strips, creams, depilatories, lasers, and even personal UV light devices. However, among all the options available to the public, only one is recognized as a permanent treatment. In fact, both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes electrolysis as the ONLY permanent hair removal method. So if you are looking for a permanent solution to your unwanted body hair, don’t waste your time or money on conventional hair removal treatments. Instead, consider electrolysis.

The first step to considering whether or not electrolysis is right for you is research. Learn more about the science behind electrolysis for a better understanding of why it works and what to expect. Once you know more facts about electrology, you can move forward by scheduling a consultation with a licensed Certified Professional Electrologist (C.P.E.) near you.

Continue below to get started with a basic review of electrolysis!

Indianapolis Electrology Clinic 317-845-1002
Indianapolis Electrology Clinic 317-845-1002

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the process of using heat or chemical energy to permanently remove unwanted body hair by destroying the central growth cells of hair follicles. Not only is electrolysis the ONLY permanent hair removal method approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Medical Association and Federal Drug Administration recognize electrolysis as a safe and permanent method of hair removal. This means you can feel confident in the investment and overall results.

How Does it Work?

During a standard electrology session, a very fine probe is inserted into a single hair follicle. This probe then sends an electric current through the needle all the way to the root of the hair, thus destroying the papilla. As a result, the papilla becomes cauterized and the follicle no longer produces hair.

Why Does it Work?

The reason why electrolysis is effective has largely to do with the IB probe technology. The IB probe sends an electric current to the root of hair follicles, targeting and destroying the papilla cells responsible for hair growth. This technology does not harm the surrounding skin, and works well with all hair types and skin tones. It’s a fast, simple, and effective approach to permanent hair removal.

What Can I Expect?

Each client receives an individual IB Probe. Unlike regular “straight needles”, the IB Probe has insulation along its shaft. This keeps discharge of electric current from appearing on the shaft. The current is able to concentrate at the tip, where the IB Probe approaches the papilla. The tip of the IB Probe is non-insulated and slightly thicker than the insulated shaft. This ensures that contact between the IB Probe tip and papilla occurs. It also ensures that the IB Probe will not pierce the skin, and can only enter the skin at the opening of the hair follicle.

How to Learn More About Electrolysis

Call Arborcrest Electrolysis at 317-845-1002 if you are interested in electrolysis hair removal in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our Certified Professional Electrologist, Barbara Clayton C.P.E., is eager to help you find the best permanent hair removal options unique to your hair and skin type! And best of all, we offer free initial consultations and quotes to discuss your hair removal options in a comfortable environment. Get started with your consultation, today!