Are there electrolysis nonresponders?

In information sites about electrolysis on the net, one can sometimes read that about 10% of clients does not respond to electrolysis treatment. Is this due to factors like insulin resistance and PCOS or is it just that some people simply don’t respond to electrolysis? I do know that there are nonresponders in the laser hair removal field (and also people who respond by increased hair growth).

could also be due to the technician’s skill. even if the electrologist isnt that great, the results wont be great either no matter what machine is being used. percentages like those are not very accurate, it could be more or it could be less. there are soo many variables to take into consideration and the electrologist’s skill is such an important one.

I see, so when electrolysis doesn’t work there is a reason and it’s not becuase the nonresponder has imortal hairs?

i did not say that. the person being treated could have a nasty hair problem that just wont go away with electrolysis. that could just mean that they keep getting new folicals with hair coming out all the time so it looks like treatments with electrolysis are not working. but i am not the expert. all i am saying is that there are so many variables and that the liklihood of being hairfree depends alot more on the skill of the electrologist than it does on other things.

Okay, I understand what you are saying. Although, I don’t think that it is possible to recruit new hair growing follicles like that, I mean in such a degree as to make it impossible to keep up with by means of electrolysis. If that would be the case, it means that the person would grow a fur if he or she wasn’t undergoing electrolysis.
But I do understand the importance of the practitioner.

Hair growth is stimulated by testosterone. Male hair is much stronger (and more resistant to treatment) than female hair. Also, people with hormone imballances may have tougher hair that you would otherwise expect.

Given a good practitioner, though, there is no such thing as an imortal hair.

A good practitioner will get the little trouble makers in the end <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I believe you in a way. It sounds logical that a killed hair follicle shouldn’t be able to grow hair. I just wish I lived near mr James so I could stop worrying about ineffective and skin damageing treatment and just get right on with the hair battle. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
Although many people write about good and successful treatment, it’s just hard to believe that one can insert a probe into a hair opening several times without causing tissue damage.

There IS always tissue damage. If the work is good, tissue damage is relegated to a callous forming inside the treated follicle, surrounding skin is functionally and visibly unchanged, while the oil and sweat glands continue to work. If the treatment is bad, you have lots of things that could go wrong.