Once a follicle has been destroyed, it is no longer capable of producing a hair. For extremely thick, dark hair, it may take an additional treatment to destroy the follicle.
How electrolysis feels
You will likely feel a mild stinging during treatment. However, there are ways to lessen or eliminate the pain. If you are particularly sensitive to pain, you can use special creams to numb the treated area and you should avoid caffeine on the day of your treatment.
Electrolysis and your skin
Electrolysis does not cause harmful side effects such as scarring. Slight redness or swelling in the treated area is normal. You can eliminate these reactions with ice and other topical treatments such as aloe vera gel.
Cost of electrolysis
Electrolysis requires you to make an initial investment of time and money, but in the long run you will end up freeing yourself from the expense and hassles of temporary hair removal methods. You are investing in something you'll have forever: a smooth, hairless look.