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When electrolysis was invented in 1875, it became the first major success in permanent hair removal. Even though it has been around for 150 years, electrolysis is still the only method currently available that will permanently treat white, gray and red hair. There is no laser on the market that can permanently remove these hairs, so they must be removed by electrolysis.

Electrolysis hair removal

Electrolysis works by sliding a needle beside the hair into the sheath of the hair follicle. The type of electrolysis that is used at LHR Skin and Vein Center is thermolysis. Thermolysis works by passing a high frequency current down the needle. This current produces heat; which cauterizes and destroys the papilla at the base of the follicle. Once a hair is treated, it is then removed.

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