Electrolysis is a method to remove hair permanently.
electrolysis, a very thin probe is placed in the hair follicle and an electric
current through the probe destroys the ability of that follicle to grow hair. A
laser also can be used that uses heat to destroy the growth center of the
Removal of hair using electrolysis can take a long time because
each hair follicle usually must be done one at a time. The process may be
painful and difficult to do for large areas of dense hair.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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