Myth – Busted.
Myth: Temporary methods of hair removal can be better. Chemical depilatories in liquids or creams form are often used to remove body hair. These products contain irritating chemicals and can be time-consuming and messy. Likewise, bleaches contain harsh chemicals and do little to disguise dark hair. They may also discolor skin. Waxing is another temporary method of hair removal and is usually done in salons. A hot wax is applied to the skin and removed once it has dried over the hair. The hair is stripped off when the wax is removed. Waxing can be painful and costly. Home waxing kits are available, but they can be messy and difficult to use. There are electrolysis devices available for home use, but they are often unsafe for use by anyone who is not trained in electrolysis.
Myth: Electrolysis is slow and tedious. Electrolysis treats each and every hair follicle, totally destroying hair growth long term. So depending on the area, hair type and the density of hair growth, the time taken to achieve permanent hair removal can vary. Some may require between 9 to 18 months treatment, others may need less. There’s no denying it’s a longer process than quickly running the razor over your legs every day but the result will be a longer permanent gain.
Myth: Electrolysis can only treat certain small areas. Electrolysis is suitable for both large and small areas. No hair growth is too vast or too strong for electrolysis to work wonders—anything from a few fine hairs in any area to a full beard or full legs can be treated successfully. Moreover, there is no restriction on which areas of the body electrolysis can be performed on—from the face to the toes and anywhere in between.
Myth: Electrolysis scars. There is no risk of scarring or any type of permanent marking if the treatment is carried out correctly by an experienced and qualified practitioner. However, as with any treatment in the beauty industry, it is extremely important that consumers are cautioned against scam treatments that are wrongly promoted as electrolysis, and warned about the possibility of bad electrolysis being carried out by unskilled practitioners. Consumers need reliable guidance on how to select an electrologist that they can trust.