Electrolysis is a treatment for removing unwanted hair on the skin. An epilator device is inserted into the skin and shortwave radio frequencies are delivered to the hair follicles to stop new hair from growing. They damage the hair follicles to prevent growth and cause existing hairs to fall out. Depending on the size of the areas to be treated, the procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

Ideal candidates are looking to reduce unwanted hair on the skin. The procedure can be used on several parts of the body including areas with sensitive skin. Patients with white or gray hair may not have enough pigment targets to be a candidate for an electrolysis procedure. Patients under the age of 18 aren't suitable for the procedure.

The typical cost ranges from $150-$500.The final cost depends on the size of the area to be treated, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure removes unwanted hair on the skin. There is little to no time needed for recovery after the procedure but there may be some mild tingling, itching and redness. These all dissipate within 24 hours. After a couple of days, the treated hair begins to fall out. Because hair grows in cycles, it typically takes 3-4 sessions to provide significant hair reduction. The results of the procedure are permanent.

Hair transplants for African American and Ethnic Patients

Hair transplants for African American and Ethnic Patients

submitted on   Fri Jan, 03, 2020 by Amir Yazdan, MD     
Ethnic hair transplants are hair transplants performed on non-Caucasians to restore the shape, density and appearance of the hairline without compromising the ethnic identity of the patient. Ethnic hair transplantation keeps the overall aesthetic of the patient’s scalp in mind while considering...