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Is it safe to use home electrolysis kits at home in order to get rid of unwanted hair permanently?

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Electrolysis and lazer treatments are a way of permanently removing hair and now there are some home kits available on the market.

These home kits are not as effective as the ones they use in salons and you have to be very careful to read the instructions as making a mistake can result in serious injury. I would do a lot of research before buying a home machine.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013


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What are some disadvantages of doing electrolysis by yourself at home?

  • It takes a massive time commitment and real dedication.
    • Often greater than getting it done professionally. Let's see-- at an optimal 30 seconds per hair (20 for electrolysis, 10 to remove hair and find next hair and insert probe), even with an optimistic kill ratio, you are quickly into a huge amount of tedious work. One correspondent took 2,000 (!) hours during her first year of at-home electrolysis. That's 20 times more than I did for my first year of professional treatment, and she still had hundreds more hours to do in following years.
  • You have no training.
    • This leads to the next problem...
  • You could cause permanent skin damage.
    • Is saving money more important than your complexion? Or just as bad...
  • You may may not get permanent results due to improper technique.
    • It's not easy. If you don't do it right it won't be permanent. Be sure to read as much as you can before attempting it yourself.
  • Potentially worse temporary side effects
    • Redness and swelling may be worse and last longer than with professional treatment.
  • Potentially longer treatment time and time to completion
    • It may take much longer to treat your own face than to have it done professionally.
  • Some areas are difficult to see/treat by yourself.
    • Working on yourself can be quite awkward, uncomfortable and prone to error. Imagine using your left hand to treat areas hard to reach with right hand. Imagine working under your chin or near your ear while looking into a mirror. Imagine having a friend help you-- do you trust their ability?
  • The more facial hair you have, the more work, and the less your chances for success.
  • Some find it much more painful than professional electrolysis.
  • There are real and hidden costs.
    • Some burned out several of the cheap home units before getting done, and professional equipment may be as expensive as many hours of professional treatment. There's a possibility it would end up costing more than professional electrology if you figure in how much your time is worth. For instance, had the person mentioned above spent her self-treatment time at a part-time job flipping burgers for minimum wage, and then used all the proceeds for professional electrolysis, she would still have had enough money left over for a few outfits.


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How does electrolysis actually remove hair? I just dont see how it works.

You plug electrolysis machines into the electricity, and then volts of electricity are channeled through the tweezers , which zaps the hair follicle. Usually that follicle is then destroyed and the hair doesn't regrow.

You have to be really careful to follow the instructions carefully in order to avoid skin burn and other injuries.

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