Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal

aesthetician removes hair off clients chin with electrolysis probe

What it is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a safe and effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair for all hair types. It disrupts hair growth by inserting a fine needle into the hair follicle and sending a small amount of current to it. This damages the hair follicle which prevents it from growing again and causes existing hair to fall out effectively.

It is important to note that electrolysis takes time to yield permanent results. Naturally, hair grows in cycles and stages that include growing, resting, to shedding. For ideal results, it is crucial to catch the hair during the growth stage when it is attached to the bottom of the follicle with the root accessible. However, since not all of your hair may grow at the same stage at any given time. multiple sessions may be required to permanently target and remove all hair follicles.

hair growth illustrated in 3 stages

Benefits of Removing Hair with Electrolysis


  • Safe
  • Permanent results
  • Suited for all hair and skin types (including tanned and sensitive skin)
  • May be used anywhere on the body including sensitive areas like the eyebrows and earlobes
  • Affordable
  • Virtually pain free
  • No downtime
  • Tailored treatments by our experienced Medical Aestheticians


  • Multiple sessions are needed to yield permanent results
  • Bent follicles from previous waxing or tweezing may make it harder for the needle to get to the root

Electrolysis vs Laser Treatment: Which is the Right Treatment for You?

Laser hair removal is effective and produces excellent results. However, laser targets by looking for pigments in the hair. If the hair is light or has no color, laser becomes much less effective. In contrast, electrolysis can treat all hair and skin types. As mentioned above, electrolysis works by inserting a fine filament into the hair follicle and sending a small current to stop its growth; the hair is then pulled out with tweezers. Electrolysis can be used for white hair, fine hair, blonde hair, red hair, grey hair, and on all skin types as well.

Another advantage of electrolysis is that it offers more control and precision. As it targets individual hair follicle, it offers flexibility working with fine areas including the eyebrows and earlobes. Our experienced aestheticians are highly trained to help you get the look you want.

Is Electrolysis Painful?

Every person’s tolerance to pain is slightly different but in general electrolysis has been likened to a small stinging sensation. It is painless for most people. However, in areas that are more sensitive such as the corners of the lips or the under the nose, you may feel just slightly uncomfortable. Many people relax by listening to music, reading, or even napping when being treated.

Getting Started

If you are interested in ridding of unwanted hair permanently or have any questions about body hair maintenance, give us a call. Our experienced skin experts offer free consultations where we learn more about your skin type and lifestyle goals. You could also visit Complexion MedSpa at 121 Toronto Rd, Port Hope, Ontario. Remove unwanted hair today and get that smooth skin of your dreams!

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