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Electrolysis Is the Key to Permanent Hair Removal

There are many ways to remove unwanted body or facial hair. Shaving, plucking, and body waxing all are options, but unfortunately, they provide only temporary results. For those who are seeking a permanent way to remove body hair, electrolysis is an attractive option.

As an online platform offering courses on a wide range of skincare techniques, massage, hair care, and other wellness and beauty services, HICI Go is proud to provide courses in electrolysis. HICI Go offers in-person instruction, live webinars, and on-demand online courses. Learn more about this electrolysis hair removal, its benefits, and what to expect during appointments.

How Does Electrolysis Work?

Electrolysis is an advanced hair removal technique that uses a thin metal probe to remove hair follicles at the root. The probe delivers safe, low-level electrical pulses to destroy these hair follicles. This requires a skilled esthetician who can target the hair follicle without damaging the skin around it. Electrolysis can be performed on many different parts of the body, including:

  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Chin
  • Upper lip
  • Back
  • Eyebrows

Electrolysis is sometimes confused with laser hair removal, but the two services are distinct. In laser therapy, an esthetician uses a concentrated beam of light to remove hairs. While the results are long-lasting, laser hair removal isn’t permanent, and hair can eventually grow back.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is an option for nearly anyone with unwanted body hair. This treatment works on all hair colors and can be used on both coarse, thick hair and thin, fine hair. It can also be helpful for clients who have used laser hair removal in the past and have some stubborn hairs remaining. However, it’s important to note that electrolysis requires multiple appointments. Clients will need to stick to a schedule of appointments to see the best results.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Before an electrolysis appointment, it’s helpful to drink plenty of water, as electrolysis may work better on well-hydrated skin. During the appointment, an esthetician may apply a topical anesthetic to the skin first to minimize any pain or discomfort. They will then use a sterile, single-use probe to destroy individual hair follicles.

A single electrolysis session can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. It’s normal to experience some discomfort during electrolysis, although the procedure is generally well tolerated. You might feel a mild stinging feeling as each hair follicle is penetrated by the probe. Some people see mild redness or swelling after their first appointment, but that usually goes away after a few days. The number of sessions will depend on the size of the treatment area and the number of hair follicles. It can take over a year to see full results. Often, an individual undergoing electrolysis will have a series of appointments over 18 months.

The Benefits of Electrolysis

Clients are often happy to learn about the multiple benefits electrolysis offers, including:

  • Versatility: Electrolysis can be performed anywhere on the body that has hair follicles, including the face. It works on every hair type and skin color.
  • Permanent results: Once electrolysis is complete, the hair is permanently removed, and the client won’t need follow-up appointments.
  • Minimal downtime: After an electrolysis session, a client can take part in all their normal activities without the need for recovery time.
  • FDA approval: Electrolysis is the only FDA-cleared method for safe and permanent hair removal.
  • Smaller pores: As an added benefit, electrolysis hair removal can minimize the appearance of pores, making skin look smoother and more even.

While electrolysis requires an initial investment, clients who use this service save time and money down the road by eliminating the need for shaving, waxing, or other forms of ongoing hair removal.

Choose HICI Go for Hair Removal Courses

Whether you’ve worked as an esthetician for many years or are just starting your career, you know how important it is to find valuable and accessible continuing education opportunities. At HICI Go, we’re proud to serve as an online platform that makes it easy to register for in-person, online, and on-demand courses. In-person courses are available for students at our partner institutions, Cortiva Institute and Hollywood Institute, with instruction offered in Florida and several other states.

In addition to our courses on electrolysis, you can use HICI Go to learn about other hair removal techniques, such as sugaring and speed waxing. The current course listings change frequently, so we encourage checking regularly for new topics and upcoming course offerings.

In addition to serving beauty and wellness professionals, our courses are also open to casual learners who want to enrich their knowledge. HICI Go serves individuals in Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Orlando, as well as throughout Florida and the United States. To get started, contact us today.