What is Electrology ?

The profession is known as ELECTROLOGY; the practitioner is an ELECTROLOGIST who practices ELECTROLYSIS 1.     Electro- + -logy.] noun Branch of physical science which treats of the phenomena of electricity and its properties. 2.      [E·lec·trol·o·gist] noun One who removes body hair by means of an electric current. 3.    [Elec·trol·y·sis] noun \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-lə-səs\ a: the producing of chemical changes by passage of an electric current through an electrolyte b: subjection to this action: the destruction of hair roots by an electrologist using direct current Electrology is the practice of the permanent hair removal. 1. What is Electrology? Electrology is the science of permanent hair removal. It is achieved by gently inserting a fine sterile probe into the hair follicle, an opening in the skin that is already there. At this time a small measured amount of electrical energy is discharged via the probe into the follicle to destroy the source of growth. When this is competently and skillfully accomplished, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently...

History of Electrology

The removal of unwanted hair is nothing new. The art of Electrology was founded n 1875 by Dr. Charles E. Michel, an ophthalmologist who was seeking a solution to the problem of ingrown eyelashes exhibited by many of his patients. He hit upon the idea of using Galvanic current (DC) to damage the growth cells that were nourishing the hair. Thus, the Science of Electrology was born, the first and only method of permanent hair removal. Dr. Michel’s method is still used...

The Three Methods of Electrology

There are three acceptable Modalities for Permanent Hair Removal at the present time. The efficiency of the method depends totally on the practitioner, not the equipment. Medical electrolysis devices destroy the hair germ cells with chemical or heat energy.  All three modalities are safe, effective and equally destroy hair germ cells that cause hair growth.  The modality used is the preference of the professional electrologist.  Your electrologist will select the best method for you based on your hair type, skin characteristics and sensitivity.   The term Electrolysis, which is used throughout the cosmetology field denotes the entire field of electrical action. The three modalities are: Galvanic Electrolysis – Direct current (DC), and is called true electrolysis. This is a chemical method that utilizes a direct current to convert normal body salt and water in the follicle into a compound capable of destroying the dermal papilla. The chemical is produced only in the follicle and does not affect any other area. One probe or several probes working simultaneously can be used during this process. Thermolysis – Alternating current (AC), sometimes referred to as high frequency or short-wave: This is a method that uses a high frequency current to produce heat in the area influenced by the current. This heat cauterizes and destroys the dermal papilla. One sterile probe is used for this type of process. Two variations of Thermolysis are “Flash” or “Automatic” Thermolysis which uses a split second impulse of current and “Manual” Thermolysis which requires several seconds at a lower intensity to achieve permanency. The Blend Method (also referred to as Dual Modality): The Blend method combines both currents together (sequentially or simultaneously) in...