It works, however only if done properly, costs a ton of money, and takes a NUMBER of treatments.
Your hair goes through three phases, anagen, catagen, and telegen. (sp?).. and typically can only be removed in the catagen, and sometimes anagen phase.. and since each hair is in it's own phase.. as I said it takes a number of treatments..
It's a treatment of removal of hair by means of an electric current that destroys the growth cells of the hair, and is applied with a very fine, needle shaped electrode that is inserted into each hair follicle.. sometimes the current doesn't always get a "direct hit" either.
There are other means of permanent hair removal as well..
photoepilation(uses intense light to destroy the growth cells of the hair follicle) has minimum side effects, requires no needles, and thus reduces chances of infection. Can provide 50-60% clearance of hair in 12 weeks.
at 9:03 PM on Jul. 12, 2010