Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body by destroying the growth center of the hair with heat energy. Using a medical device called an epilator, a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle and the heat runs through the probe and destroys the follicle. The unwanted hair is then removed with tweezers.
The most common treatment areas that can be treated with electrolysis include the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts, and legs. Generally, there are no permanent side effects, but sometimes a temporary, slight reddening of the skin may occur immediately after the treatment.