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Rio Electrolysis Hair Removal

Electrolysis is one of few permanent hair removal methods . Permanent hair removal should not be confused with permanent hair reduction that you will get with Laser and IPL hair removal.  If you want a permanent solution to unwanted hair then Electrolysis hair removal is the treatment for you.

Electrolysis is available at salons up and down the country however for those of us who prefer to look after our hair removal needs from the comfort of our own home then Rio’s Electrolysis hair removal product could be just what you’ve been looking for.

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Rio call themselves the Beauty Specialists.  They provide a range of beauty tools from facial cleansers to body toners but are more widely known for their hair removal products.  The rio range of products includes a electrolysis hair remover, laser hair remover, IPL hair remover and a lady shaver/epilator.

Rio Electrolysis Hair Removal


How does Rio Electrolysis work?

Electrolysis hair removal works when a mild or low level electrical current is sent through the hair and into the hair follicle.  Over time this will impede the follicle’s ability to grow hair until the root is completely destroyed which will permanently halt the growth of hair.

The Rio Electrolysis hair removal system is an affordable, at home device that targets single hairs. This portable, battery operated machine is easy to use and delivers micro currents directly to the papillae cell that surrounds the hair follicle. Depending on the thickness of the hair, this machine takes anywhere from 5-30 seconds to treat each individual strand.


Conductive gel is also recommended to optimize the efficiency of this machine, but is not entirely necessary. Many people are able to use this device without the gel with equal efficiency.

The Rio electrolysis hair removal system features flashing lights as well as beeping sounds to indicate when a single hair treatment has been completed.  The technique can be a bit tricky at first but persevere and you’ll soon be hair free.

rio electrolysis hair removal box

Rio’s electrolysis hair removal is suited to smaller treatment areas such as the face, bikini or underarm as it targets individual hairs, this could become quite tiresome when treating two full legs!

If you are looking for a quicker fix more suited to larger areas such as legs then you should consider the Rio X60 Scanning Laser Hair Remover or Rio Forever Free IPL Intense Pulsed Light hair removal system.

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There are two big differences between laser hair removal and IPL intense pulsed light.

Generally IPL covers a much larger area than the relatively small treatment spot with lasers and therefore treatments of larger areas are much quicker.

The other difference is the wavelength of light produced. Lasers produce light with a specific wavelength while IPL uses a broad spectrum of wavelengths. This limits IPL to specific skin types.

Rio X60 laser hair remover

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Be careful when choosing a device that it is compatible with your skin type.  IPL hair removal devices in particular can only be used on fair/medium skin tones.

Rio IPl skin tone

Laser Hair Removal can be used on some skin types and not others, it is also not effective on red, blonde or white hair.

Please refer to your product specific guidelines before embarking on any home hair removal treatment.

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