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Electrolysis is a medical procedure to remove hair permanently.

What does it involve?
The goal of electrolysis is to permanently remove individual hairs from your face or body.

Choose an experienced, reputable electrologist. If your state licenses or certifies electrologists, choose one with the appropriate credential.

Before laser hair removal, the electrologist may apply a topical anesthetic to your skin. During electrolysis, the electrologist will insert a fine needle into each hair follicle. The hair’s growth center is then destroyed with electricity or short-wave radio frequency. You may feel some discomfort or tingling during electrolysis.

You will need several treatments to permanently destroy all unwanted hair in a target area. Treatments can be every week or every other week.

After the procedure, you may have some redness and swelling in treated areas.

Electrolysis can permanently remove a significant amount of unwanted hair.


Electrolysis may cause temporary skin irritation.

Electrolysis may cause scarring or permanent pigmentation changes on the treated areas of skin.

Electrolysis devices designed to be used at home are unlikely to be as effective as medical-grade devices available at a treatment center.

It is unlikely that health insurance will cover electrolysis. Costs for electrolysis treatments can be high.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Electrolysis – Cleveland Clinic

Electrolysis for Removing Hair – WebMD

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