Galvanic Electrolysis Hair Removal

This method of hair removal is probably the most in demand in electrolysis. It is actually the earliest procedure that was used from the late 19th century. In fact, this method of hair removal was first discovered in 1875. It was reported to have been used to for the removal of eye-lashes of people who were suffering from trichiasis in the early days.

The treatment works by applying a very low current to the hair directly into the hair follicle for hair removal. A low current of 0 to 3mA is delivered by an epilator which essentially works as a positive power supply. A cathode probe is used to apply the current to the hair follicle and the hair cells are killed by the formation of sodium hydroxide which is formulated at the cathode as a result of chemical electrolysis. Today’s epilators that use galvanic electrolysis are designed to maintain a constant flow of current to the hair follicle.

If you are looking for a solid tried and tested permanent hair removal treatment, then galvanic electrolysis is a strong contender as a proven procedure. One thing to note, however, is the fact that treating each hair individually can be time consuming.  In addition, the area needs to be treated multiple times to see permanent results. But if you are willing to be patient, then the results are normally good.  There is a small percentage of people on who the treatment may not be completely effective, but on average, most people will see permanent results. If you are in doubt, then have a chat with an experienced consultant to ensure that the treatment will be effective for you.

One thing to note about the Galvanic process is that it can cause some discomfort and pain during the treatment. Although significant progress has been made to reduce the amount of pain, the fact is that the patient will still experience a small amount of pain in the hair removal procedure.

If you are considering the Galvanic treatment then have a chat with an experienced consultant to ensure that the area you wish to have treated will lend itself to effective results. With the discomfort and treatment length aside, most procedures result in permanent removal of hair without the risk of any re-growth.