Have you heard of electrolysis? If you are considering laser hair removal, you should know that electrolysis is also an option if you are not a candidate for laser hair removal. Electrolysis is safe, effective and works on all hair colors and all skin types. With the help of electrolysis, you can remove your unwanted hair. For more information about electrolysis, contact our dermatologist near you, Dr. Simone Stalling. Our dermatologist offers a variety of treatments, including electrolysis, near you. call AVIVA Dermatology today.

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is used to remove unwanted hair. Our electrologist will insert a very thin epilator device into your skin, causing the radio frequencies to enter the hair follicles. The hair then stops growing due to the damage. Any hairs that are currently in the skin fall out. Electrolysis can be used on any part of the body. It’s an option for anyone, regardless of skin or hair type. Unlike laser, electrolysis can even remove grey hairs.

Are Multiple Appointments Needed?

Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal option. For an effective treatment, you will need to have multiple follow-up treatments. Our electrologist can talk to you about the number of appointments you will need for the best results. Larger amounts of hair or larger areas of the body require more time and a greater number of appointments. Once all of the hair is removed, you will no longer need follow-up appointments or any type of maintenance.

Side Effects of Electrolysis

You may have minor side effects following the electrolysis procedure, including redness, skin irritation and discoloration. In rare cases, you may experience pain or swelling. If you experience side effects, contact our electrologist. Overall, electrolysis is safe and effective. Call AVIVA Dermatology if you have questions about electrolysis. Our dermatologist in Houston, Texas, Dr. Simone Stalling, is here to help with all of your dermatology needs.