- For women: Chin, jawline, upper lip, throat, sides of face, eyebrows, chest, abdomen, breasts, bikini lines, underarms, hairline, fingers and toes, legs and arms.
- For men: Back (including shoulders and torso), ears, brows, cheeks to clean up beard line, neckline (front), beard, neckline (back) groin, hands.
As listed, the most frequently treated areas for women are the chin, upper lip, jaw, and throat. Hair growth in these areas usually comes from hormones, whether imbalanced or not. But genetics and medications can also cause excess hair on the face and on the body areas such as the chest, breasts and abdomen.
Even without an excess amount of hair, electrolysis is frequently used for eyebrow shaping, as well as the underarms, groin, arms and legs, lower back and buttocks. Men also receive treatments on their ears, eyebrows, beard-lines, chests, backs, buttocks and genitals.
When Chin Hair Is A ProblemChin hair on women is often exacerbated by tweezing and waxing. The repeated irritation from yanking hairs out can result in a larger diameter hair growing from the follicle or ingrown hairs from the breaking off of hairs in the follicle. When women tweeze hairs from their chin and have acne on their chin, but not on the rest of their face, they should find relief from their acne with electrolysis treatments.
Once they have stopped tweezing and digging hairs from the chin and allow the electrologist to properly treat the hair, their skin will clear. Hormonally caused facial hair on women usually grows in a pattern, starting with the chin and corners of the upper lip. Practitioners use the Ferriman Gallwey scale to document the amount of hair that the female client with excess hair presents.