This method of electrolysis uses heat to destroy the hair follicle. It is faster than the galvanic method and because it uses an indirect (oscillating) current which constantly changes in polarity (direction), unlike the galvanic method, a bar is not required to be held. The high frequency current is applied to the hair follicle via a fine probe (or needle) causing heat to be produced in the hair follicle, thereby destroying it, allowing the hair to be easily removed. A momentary sensation of heat is felt during treatment, each time a hair is treated.
This sensation varies according to the area of the body being treated and from person to person. A topical anaesthetic can be purchased from a pharmacist and applied prior to treatment to reduce this sensation if required.
PreSRS Permanent Hair Removal
PreSRS - Hair removal from the genitals prior to sexual reassignment surgery for M to F women
You may be able to ask your GP to provide Emla™ cream 30g prescribed by your GP to help facilitate this type of hair removal.
Hair removal for donor sites prior to phalloplasty for F to M men
Many of our members offer this treatment.