The hair follicle is a specialized indentation of the skin’s epidermis containing the various follicular sheaths and the hair. The DERMAL PAPILLA, which is the electrologists’ target, it is part of the follicular connective tissue sheath. It is rich in blood and nerves and feeds the growing hair. If the papilla is destroyed, the hair will die due to an absence of nourishment.
During electrolysis, a fine, sterilized probe, about the same diameter, as the hair, is gently inserted into the follicle alongside the hair shaft down to the dermal papilla. Then a low-level electrical current is released that will destroy the papilla and loosen the hair in the follicle so that it may be removed.
Many hairs will be eliminated with only one treatment, but some will need two or more treatments to achieve PERMANENCY. Electrolysis is a series of treatments over a varied period of time which depends on the amount, coarseness and what has been done to those hairs prior to electrolysis. But once the dermal papilla has been eliminated, there is no way a hair can be regenerated from that follicle.