Updated: Mar 23, 2021
'Tis the Season! Summer is around the corner and a common question we receive at Voguecare is: "Can women’s and men’s "private area" be treated with electrolysis, including the genitals, backside, perineum area.
In a nutshell - the only areas that we do not treat with electrolysis are the inside of the nostrils and the ear canal. Hair anywhere else on the body is treatable. With over four decades of experience, Lynn DiPietro, R.E., L.E. has worked extensively in all areas that grow hair.
Why is Electrolysis the Only Permanent Hair Removal Solution?
An electric current is applied to each hair follicle at its root to destroy it over multiple sessions to be able to get the electric current to all hair when it’s in the growth phase. By intercepting the growth, no new hairs are able to grow. Unlike laser hair removal, electrolysis is backed by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Trusted Source as a permanent solution. Laser only slows down hair growth.
Points to Consider
Discomfort. With this being a delicate area, it may be uncomfortable. The amount depends on your personal threshold, the type of electrolysis being used, if any numbing cream is used.
Permanency. If you never want to see the hair again then this is the method that has the best record, hands down. Before beginning, know that this area will never achieve hair growth again.
Hair and skin color are not a factor. Unlike laser - hair color is a factor but not with electrolysis. Electrolysis can permanently remove any color hair on any tone of skin. Generally, laser hair removal works on darker hair on light to medium skin tones. There is more advancement being made outside these limitations especially with hybrid devices. (One home device, the me smooth which uses a combination of intense pulsed light and radio frequency is made to be used on any skin tone and treat all hair colors.
Waxing: This removes hair from the root and can last weeks at a time.
Sugaring: Although a professional sugaring is more expensive than a professional wax, it’s known to be gentler on the skin which is easier on more delicate areas.
Shaving: Let’s face it- shaving is quick, easy and inexpensive. It lasts a day or two.
The results of electrolysis aren’t achieved in just one session. This is especially the case if you’re having the procedure done on a large area like your back, or on an area of thicker hair growth like the pubic region.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, most people need follow-up sessions every week or bi-weekly to achieve optimal results. Hair will become lighter in growth with each session. Once the hair is gone, you won’t need any more treatments. No maintenance is required with electrolysis.