Electrolysis uses a low level electrical current to remove hair permanently. The current is delivered to the Dermal Papilla (the source of nourishment for the hair located at the base of the follicle) and the productive organ or matrix of the hair through a very fine sterilized probe inserted into the follicle along the hair shaft. Once the current is applied the papilla and the reproductive organ/matrix of the hair are destroyed, no further hair growth will occur.
Occasionally, repeated treatments are necessary to achieve permanency, however, hair that does return is thinner and less resilient. Once the dermal papilla is completely eliminated, new hair growth from the follicle is absolutely impossible. Tweezing and waxing will remove the hair shaft from the follicle, but will not destroy the life source of the hair, thus return of the hair follicle is certain.