Electrolysis is the only type of hair removal approved by the FDA as a permanent way of removing hair. For the thousands of women with PCOS electrolysis is a great option to permanently get rid of thick hair that often grows on their face, chest, and back.
Here is what you need to know before having electrolysis.
During electrolysis, a small needle is inserted into the hair follicle, and a small current of electricity is applied to kill it. The hair is then removed with tweezers.
Since hair growth occurs in three different phases and your hair isn’t all at the same phase at the same time, multiple treatments are needed to ensure each hair is caught at the appropriate time in its growth cycle.
Electrolysis treatments can be quite expensive, ranging anywhere from several hundred to over a thousand dollars to be completed.
The treatments, however, are spread out over multiple visits and many practitioners will allow you to pay as you go.
While the price may seem prohibitive to some, the results are permanent, so once the process is complete, you will no longer need to spend money on regular hair removal maintenance.