A fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle. An electrical current is then passed through the probe in order to destroy the hair follicle to the extent where it can no longer produce hair at all. Treatment is most effective when targeting hairs in the anagen growth stage and is only successful when the hair is in the follicle. Therefore waxing, plucking, sugaring and threading are not acceptable methods of removing the hair. Shaving is not advisable; however cutting the hair is fine. All hair colours and types are suitable for electrolysis.