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Electrolysis Specialist

Caceres Specialized Gynecology

Gynecologist & MIS + Robotic Surgery Specialist located in Kissimmee, FL

If you want smooth, hair-free skin anywhere on your body, you’ve probably considered laser hair removal. But this treatment method isn’t right for all skin and hair types. That’s why Caceres Specialized Gynecology offers electrolysis to their patients in Kissimmee, Florida, and the surrounding area. From the comfort of their office, they can permanently stop hair growth with this FDA-approved procedure. To learn more, call them or book your appointment online.

Electrolysis Q & A

What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method. It’s similar to laser hair removal in that it uses a device to destroy the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth. Electrolysis works by sending a very fine probe into each of your individual hair follicles. That probe sends an electrical current through your hair follicle, damaging it to the point that it can no longer grow hair.

Electrolysis is a versatile treatment that can be used virtually anywhere on your body. It can permanently remove unwanted hair on your:

  • Legs
  • Face
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Feet
  • Hands
  • Chest
  • Stomach

What’s the difference between electrolysis and laser hair removal?

Electrolysis has a few key differences from laser hair removal. First, it’s ideal for all hair and skin types. Laser hair removal technology needs to be able to focus energy into the hair follicle, so it works best in high-contrast settings, i.e. when the individual has light skin and dark hair. Because electrolysis targets each individual hair follicle, it’s highly effective for any skin type and any hair type.

Additionally, electrolysis is permanent. While laser hair removal can deliver long-lasting results and touch-up treatments can maintain permanently hair-free skin, electrolysis is the only hair-removal treatment the FDA backs as permanent.

Another major difference between the two treatments is time. During electrolysis, each individual hair follicle is treated, so this process takes longer than laser hair removal. But this also makes it a more targeted treatment for highly accurate results, and it minimizes the risks of any complications, like post-treatment skin irritation.

How many electrolysis treatments will I need?

The number of treatments may vary by your specific hair’s response to the treatment and the size of the area you want to target will determine how many electrolysis appointments you need to get smooth, hair-free skin. Caceres Specialized Gynecology generally recommends repeating treatments every week or every other week until your hair is completely gone. Once it is, your treatment is complete, and that area will remain hair-free for life.

Each electrolysis treatment usually takes between 15 minutes and an hour. The Caceres Specialized Gynecology team ensures you know what to expect so you can relax during your electrolysis appointments.

Are you ready for permanently smooth skin? If so, call Caceres Specialized Gynecology or schedule your consultation online.