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Some information on permanent hair removal
Electrolysis was discovered over 100 years ago by an American doctor Charles E. Michel. Since then millions of men and women have benefited from this form of treatment.

Tenerife - 23.04.2010 -

Probe electrolysis is the only effective method of permanent hair removal and is recognised as being so worldwide.  Unwanted hair growth is a fairly common problem, especially with today's society being influenced by the attitude that a lady should be 'fuzz free'.


There are many reasons for superfluous hair (extra hair in unwanted places!), the usual culprits are:-

Some forms of medication

Hormonal changes, for example puberty, pregnancy and menopause

Genetic, racial and hereditary causes

Stress can be a contributing factor any highly stressful situation may trigger the adrenal glands.  This can cause a hormonal reaction which can permanently make fine soft body hair develop more coarsely and darker

Excess sunburn has also been known to trigger a more severe hair growth


How electrolysis works

The electrolysist inserts a very fine probe alongside the hair in the hair follicle, a very slight amount of electrical current is then applied through the probe, destroying the cells which produce the hair.  The skin is not punctured or harmed in any way, and for most people the entire process causes very little discomfort (most people find tweezing and waxing more painful).


Electrolysis treatment programmes are tailored to suit the individual's needs.  Some factors determine the number and length of treatments required, such as the number of hairs to be treated, the sensitivity of the skin, the particular area to be treated, the client's work and social commitments and other previous methods of hair removal.  After the initial full consultation the electrolysist should provide a schedule of recommended treatments, days, times etc.  The closer this is followed, the more effective the treatment.


Other methods of hair removal

Other methods provide only temporary relief to the problem of unwanted hair and, in some cases, can even make the condition worse.  Waxing and plucking or tweezing in certain areas strengthen the hair root, resulting in darker and thicker re-growth and in some cases causing in-grown hairs.  The cost of a lifetime's pursuit of temporary hair removal, for example waxing, creams or razors, can sometimes be more expensive than electrolysis.


By Nicola Roberts


This article appears in the print edition 615 of Island Connections

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