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Definition of Electrolysis

Electrolysis: Permanent removal of body hair, including the hair root, with an electronic device. Although electrolysis is promoted as a permanent process, many people find that hair does grow back (albeit slowly) after electrolysis. Electrolysis may be done by a dermatologist, by an electrolysis technician, or by a facial technologist or esthetician.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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