Electrolysis is an approved means of achieving permanent hair removal. It destroys the bulb that secures the hair root thereby preventing any further hair growth.
There are three principle methods used to achieve the result:
Firstly, a minute electric current is directly applied to the target site using a fine needle (the galvanic method) which triggers a chemical reaction to kill the hair growth cells.
The second method is thermolysis, in which heat is emitted to the target site through a fine needle to kill the hair growth cells. The third method is to use a blend of both Galvanic and thermolysis simultaneously for optimum results and least discomfort.
Electrolysis is approved by Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe means of achieving permanent hair removal.