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A means of permanently removing unwanted hair, Electrolysis hair removal is a relatively painless route to going smooth.

In 1875 Dr Charles Michel discovered how he could use electrolysis hair removal techniques to remove ingrown eyelashes. As electrolysis treats the follicle itself, it means that the source of the hair is completely destroyed. A fine needle is used to conduct heat into the follicle itself thereby killing the cells that cause the hair to grow.

Generally you will need more than one treatment to completely break the cycle of the hair's growth. Short-wave diathermy has now largely replaced the traditional galvanic method as it tends to be faster. It's not quite as effective however so sometimes a combination of both treatments is used.

What are the benefits?

Changes in hormone levels, such as those caused by menopause, or genetic factors mean that many people experience hair growth in unusual places. Women, in particular, may feel that facial hair detracts from their femininity. Many men also feel awkward about unwanted hair. This discomfort can lead to a lack of confidence, self doubt or even depression. It's all very well to say we should accept what nature throws at us but some changes in our body may be unwelcome and embarrassing.

This method is a relatively simple way to get rid of the problem forever so that you no longer have to worry or feel self conscious about your appearance. While hair cutting and shaving are part of our daily routine, the advantage of this treatment is that you don't have to concern yourself about the hair growing back or suddenly reappearing. It's equally effective for men as women, young and old.



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