Electrolysis is the only method of hair removal approved as permanent by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration in USA).
The British Advertising Standards Authority has given permission to state that electrolysis is ‘permanent hair removal’ in advertising.
Other hair removal methods do not remove hair permanently.
Laser and IPL treatments, which use light, are FDA approved for hair reduction, not permanent removal and these treatments are ‘discriminatory’ against some hair and skin colour.
Electrolysis is ‘non-discriminatory’ as any hair colour on any skin, on any part of the body can receive an effective treatment.
Hair removal using electrolysis for ‘cosmetic’ reasons has been around since the early 1900’s, having been initially invented within the ophthalmology ﬁeld in the early 1870’s for the permanent removal of in-growing eyelashes.