Electrolysis Hair Removal
Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal that is approved by the FDA
During a thermolysis electrolysis treatment, a needle transmits a current which, due to its high frequency, vibrates the hair follicle, which in turn irritates the water molecules surrounding its base.
At Le Reve Rittenhouse Day Spa, we use a type of electrolysis called thermolysis. As of right now, electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal that is approved by the FDA with thermolysis treatments dating back to 1923. During a thermolysis treatment, a needle transmits a current which, due to its high frequency, vibrates the hair follicle, which in turn irritates the water molecules surrounding its base. Heat is produced to thicken the fluid which results in the termination of the hair follicle. Results are quick and instantly visible. Electrolysis is an ongoing process and it is important to realize with all methods of electrolysis, treatment of large and dense areas of hair will be very time-consuming.
Although the treatment time will gradually decrease, this still represents a huge time commitment. Thermolysis electrolysis can be used on any area of the body including but not limited to, armpits, bikini line, eyebrows, lip, chin, arms and legs. Schedule an appointment at Le Reve to come in for a consultation or and electrolysis treatment.
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Le Reve Rittenhouse Day Spa offers Electrolysis hair removal treatments. A trained electrologist inserts a thin wire into the hair follicle under the surface of the skin. An electric current moves down the wire to the bottom of the follicle, destroying the hair root. The follicle damage prevents hair from growing and causes the existing hair to fall out.
Electrolysis has been around for more than 100 years. It was first invented to remove irritating ingrown eyelash hairs. Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal.
You will need several appointments. The number of sessions needed to achieve permanent hair removal differs from person to person. Typically, you need an appointment every week or every other week. The appointments can last for up to a year and a half.
Treatment length depends on several factors, including the body area and the type of hair growing there. If you’re treating a larger area, or an area with coarse hair, you’ll need more treatments.