Electrolysis has been an approved and effective form of permanent hair removal since 1875. A tried and true method for removing unwanted hair. The procedure involves gliding a fine sterile probe into each follicle alongside the hair shaft. A small, controlled, amount of electrical current is applied to the probe to target the germinative cells (dermal papilla) and the tiny blood supply that nourish the hair; this inhibits the ability of hair re-growth. Electrolysis can be performed on any hair color, hair thickness, and any skin tone. Electrolysis can treat any stage of hair growth. Only external areas of the body may be treated. Electrolysis cannot be performed in mucus membranes.