Electrolysis Myths Debunked

Posted by Nashua Electrolysis on December 25, 2018

Over the years, hair removal has become a more common practice for men, women and young adults. There are a variety of methods for hair removal that people employ to see the results they desire. One of these methods is electrolysis. Unlike other hair removal methods, electrolysis is the only permanent method for hair removal in Merrimack NH.

Myth: Electrolysis can only treat specific areas

Myth Debunked: Electrolysis was designed with the entire body in mind. Because electrolysis targets the hair follicle, there is no area of the body that electrolysis can’t treat*. The amount of hair, the texture of the hair and the color of the hair make no difference in relation to electrolysis. *In New Hampshire, electrologists are not allowed to treat eye lashes, in the ear canal or in the nose.

Myth: Electrolysis is Obsolete

Myth Debunked: When it comes to hair removal in Merrimack NH, electrolysis is far from obsolete. Electrolysis has been around since 1875 and is still the only permanent form of hair removal. Although laser hair removal is the “new kid on the block”, newer doesn’t mean better. It has only been cleared by the FDA to say that it offers permanent reduction of hair, AND the laser can only see dark hairs, so if you have grey, white, blonde or red hair it won’t work. For electrolysis, if we can see the hair, we can treat the hair.  If anything, electrolysis is the only reliable method for hair removal.

Myth: Electrolysis is Uncomfortable

Myth Debunked: The majority of patients would not define electrolysis as uncomfortable. If someone does have more sensation than they desire, there are topical anesthetics available.


When it comes to permanent and reliable hair removal in Merrimack NH, electrolysis is the smartest option. Despite the myths that float around, electrolysis has proven them all wrong. Not only is the practice safe and affordable, but it’s also the only hair removal method that is permanent, as a series of treatments. For hair removal in your area, contact Nashua Electrolysis at 603-888-3803 or visit us online.