Electrolysis is the only permanent method of hair removal. Electrolysis is safe and effective, is fully accepted by medical doctors, and recognized by the American Medical Association.
In 1875, Dr. Charles Michel, an ophthalmologist, first discovered and used galvanic current to remove an ingrown eyelash. Since then, this method has been improved and modified; resulting in what we now call Electrolysis.
This is the method employed by Mary Ann Harding Electrolysis. Specifically, Thermolysis, which acts on a thermal heat action to cauterize the hair cells, thus preventing the hair to regrow again and is the most popular method of Electrolysis.
During treatment a small, sterile probe is inserted into each hair follicle, descending downward into the hair cell (papilla). A high frequency, heat induced current then cauterizes and destroys the dermal papilla. Once the papilla has been treated, most hairs will be eliminated with only one treatment, but some will need two or more treatments to achieve permanency.
Re-treatment may involve a series of treatments over a period of time. The length of time depends on the amount of hair, its coarseness, and the cause of the excess hair. Temporary measures, such as waxing, shaving, use of tweezers, or depilatory creams may encourage excess hair growth.
Once the dermal papilla has been eliminated, the hair is dead and will not regrow.