Electrolysis or laser can permanently eliminate unwanted body hair.
In electrolysis, a tiny probe delivers an electric current to the base of each hair, dissolving the follicle and preventing re-growth. Treatment time ranges 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the area size and amount of hair. Since hairs in specific areas are in varying stages of growth, and different areas have varying hair densities, the procedure must be repeated up to 7 times at 4-12 week intervals in order to achieve best results.
With Cool Glide Laser or Gentle Yag Laser, a laser hand-piece is slid over the skin, selectively damaging the hair follicles and impairing subsequent hair growth. The procedure takes just a few minutes for small areas like the armpits and as long as 3 hours for the back or legs. Best results are usually observed after 3 sessions, which are done at 4-6 week intervals. Infrequently, inhibition of persistent hair growth would take 5-8 sessions.