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How effective is electrolysis for hair removal?

Electrolysis for hair removal can be very effective at removing hair permanently when performed by skilled hands. In this procedure, an electrologist inserts a thin needle or wire probe into the hair follicle and then sends a tiny electric current down into the hair follicle to destroy it, allowing for permanent hair removal.

Permanent hair removal by electrolysis usually requires multiple appointments that can be somewhat painful and costly. Successful hair removal can depend on the skill of your electrologist. Not every state requires licensing. Ask your doctor, friends or other trusted sources for a referral to an electrologist in your area.

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