What is Electrolysis and How Does it Work?

Posted by Nashua Electrolysis on October 25, 2019


If you’re looking for solutions for permanent hair removal in Merrimack, NH, or surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right place.  For decades, the experts at Nashua Electrolysis, LLC have been helping individuals become more confident in their appearance through electrolysis treatments.  However, what we’ve learned over the years is that many people don’t fully understand electrolysis and the benefits that treatments can provide.  This article will help you better grasp the inner workings of electrolysis.



Electrolysis is a method of permanently removing individual hairs from areas of the body through electrical currents.  As the only permanent method approved and recognized by the FDA, electrolysis is performed in a series of treatments to achieve the desired results.  


How electrolysis works

hair removal brookline nhWith the use of an extremely thin probe, your electrologist will target individual hair follicles one at a time.  Clients feel a “pinch” or “warm feeling” as a measured amount of electrical current is sent to the follicle, gradually destructing it.  Once the follicle is destructed, its ability to produce further hairs will be removed permanently.

There are three methods an electrologist may use; galvanic, alternating, or a blend of the two.  After an initial consultation, your electrologist will be able to determine the best method for your unique hair growth pattern.


How many treatments are required?

Because everyone is different, treatment plans are as well.  Factors such as hair color, thickness, and the area being treated will determine the number of treatment sessions that will be required to achieve optimal results.  For example, someone with thick, dark back hair will most likely need more treatments than someone with thin blonde hair that is on an upper lip.


Stages of hair growth

electrolysis NHAnother factor involved in your treatment plan is the phases of hair growth.  Every hair goes through three stages of growth before it falls out; anagen, catagen, telogen.  The best stage to treat a hair is in anagen, but when treatments begin, hairs will be at different stages, so there is a good chance regrowth will occur for a period of time.  Over time, patients will notice thinning of the hair and extended regrowth periods.  With consistent, aggressive treatment plans, faster results can be had.


For more information on hair removal Merrimack, NH, or surrounding towns, contact the experts at Nashua Electrolysis, LLC.  We are happy to address any questions and concerns during your risk-free consultation.  Call us today at (603) 888-3803.