Why You Need To Know About Electrolysis

Achieving permanently fuzz-free-status is the unicorn of the beauty world: glorious, mythical, and seemingly unattainable (also see: Lily Collins' brows, Connie Britton's hair). Enter: electrolysis. This hair removal method promises to zap all unwanted body hair permanently—yes, for real.  Though it’s not a new development, it’s still not as widely known as, say, laser hair removal. To get the facts, we talked to Dr. Anthony Youn, a board-certified plastic surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (he’s also a frequent skin expert on shows like Good Morning America and Access Hollywood).

Read on to get the 411 on electrolysis.