The profession is known as ELECTROLOGY; the practitioner is an ELECTROLOGIST who practices ELECTROLYSIS
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 eliminated.
The removal of unwanted hair is nothing new. The art of Electrology was founded in 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 today.
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