Electrolysis

Optimum Laser Hair Removal

Laser & Medical Spa located in Manhasset, NY

Electrolysis is an effective method of permanent hair removal and is a great option if laser hair removal won’t work for you. At Optimum Laser Hair Removal in Manhasset, New York, highly experienced hair removal specialists use electrolysis to remove unwanted hair anywhere on your body. Use the online scheduler or call the office to make your electrolysis appointment now.

Electrolysis Q & A

What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method that uses electrical current to destroy hair follicles. It’s an effective and highly reliable way to remove hair. 

For patients who aren’t good candidates for laser hair removal, for example, those who have gray, white, or blonde hair, electrolysis is an ideal alternative.

How does electrolysis work?

During electrolysis, your Optimum Laser Hair Removal care provider inserts an ultrathin probe directly into each active hair follicle. The probe sends an electrical current directly to the follicle, permanently damaging it to make fresh hair growth impossible.

What areas can electrolysis treat?

Electrolysis can treat any unwanted hair growth on your body, from head to toe. The most popular treatment areas include:

  • Underarms
  • Lower legs
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Face

If you’re worried about unwanted hair anywhere else, just ask your Optimum Laser Hair Removal practitioner how electrolysis can help.

How many electrolysis sessions will I need?

To fully eliminate the hair in any target area, you’ll need multiple electrolysis sessions. Every hair follicle is treated individually, and electrolysis treats only the active hair follicles. 

Because only some of your hair follicles are in the active phase at any given time, you’ll typically need multiple sessions to treat every follicle. 

You might need weekly sessions to start and then taper the number of sessions until all of your unwanted hair is gone. Your Optimum Laser Hair Removal care provider discusses the treatment plan with you before your electrolysis sessions begin so you know what to expect. 

What can I expect after electrolysis sessions?

Electrolysis typically has minimal side effects. You might have mild general inflammation in the treatment area for a few hours following treatment sessions. Small red spots around each follicle may appear, but they heal and fade rapidly.

In the hands of highly skilled treatment providers like those at Optimum Laser Hair Removal, electrolysis isn’t painful. Many patients experience some discomfort in their initial treatment, but future sessions are much more comfortable. 

Looking for a permanent hair removal option, but can’t get laser hair removal? Electrolysis is an effective option for any hair or skin color. Book an appointment online or call Optimum Laser Hair Removal for help now.