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Home Electrolysis Hair Removal

Home Electrolysis Hair Removal

Are you contemplating removing your body hair at home using the electrolysis method? If yes, read on for complete information on the home electrolysis hair removal method.
Aastha Dogra
Women have been using various methods, such as waxing, shaving, tweezing, etc., in order to get rid of body hair. But these methods are not permanent, and the hair regrows within a few days or weeks. Latest techniques such as electrolysis and laser hair removal permanently remove the hair, and are widely used these days. Since laser can be quite costly, many women opt for the electrolysis hair removal method.

Before you start with the procedure, it is very important that the place you select for conducting it should be comfortable and should have sufficiently bright light. Remember to read and follow the instructions, as improper techniques can cause permanent damage to the skin. Also, keep a magnifying glass handy, as it will help in the removal of small hair that the naked eye might miss.
  • Exfoliate the Skin Area:
    The first step is to properly clean and exfoliate the area of skin from where the hair has to be removed. For this, take a shower with warm water so that all the skin pores are open. Next, use an exfoliating cleanser and a synthetic scrubbing sponge on the skin. This helps in removing the dead skin cells, which leads to better hair removal. After this is done, dab a moisturizing lotion onto the skin.
  • Set up the Kit:
    The kit contains the battery, tweezers, and a needle. The battery needs to be plugged to the back of the kit in order to set it up.
  • Start with Small Skin Areas:
    When doing electrolysis at home, always choose a small skin area, and then start the treatment. Hold the needle in the kit with your fingers, and slide it smoothly into the hair follicle. Remember not to keep the needle facing downwards, it should be in the same direction as the hair grows. Finding the hair root and follicle can be quite challenging, but with practice and by following the instructions on the kit, you will be able to do it properly.

    As soon as you find the hair root, you need to turn the electrolysis kit at number four. You might feel a tingling sensation after this. However, if you do not get that sensation, it might be needed to be increased to six or seven, especially if the hair is thicker. A white liquid will ooze out of the hair follicle, which is an indication that the needle has reached the hair root and that you are doing the electrolysis properly. As soon as the white fluid comes out, take the needle out.
  • Tweeze the Hair:
    Just as in the previous step, continue the same process in other skin areas. As it can be pretty tiring, you can do one body part each day. After the hair on one body part have been zapped, take the tweezers in the kit and pull out the dead hair from the root. The hair will come out easily if the needle has been used correctly.
  • Repeat the Process:
    After you have finished removing hair from all the body parts, you may need to repeat the whole process again, a number of times. This is because hair grows in cycles, and you might have missed a couple of hair while removing it. It might take you six months to one year, to completely remove the hair from your body.
Dos and Don'ts
  • While conducting this procedure, you may use painkillers in order to lessen the pain.
  • The needle and the tweezers have to be cleaned and sterilized again and again by rubbing alcohol throughout the procedure, as it helps in preventing infections.
  • Proper insertion of the needle in the hair follicle is essential. If, however, it pierces the skin above it, it can cause bumps and swelling in the skin.
  • You may require help from another person to remove hair from areas you cannot reach.
  • Always start with the legs first, as the skin on the face is comparatively very sensitive, so even if something goes wrong, the skin on legs is in a better position to handle the shock.
  • This procedure involves the usage of electricity, so you have to be very careful while doing it.
  • Lastly, according to the reviews, only those products should be used for electrolysis, which let the needle enter the hair follicles to avoid the hair growing back in a month's time.
The whole procedure is quite wearisome and requires great skill. So, if you are not sure whether you can do it at home, it is recommended that you get it done from a professional, as it is always better to be safe than sorry.