Permanent Hair Removal For All Skin and Hair Types
Why is Electrolysis so successful in removing hair permanently?
Electrolysis treats each hair follicle individually, focusing current at the point of growth, the hair root. Though this is a longer and more delicate method, its thoroughness results in permanent hair removal.
How does the treatment feel?
There is mild discomfort likened to the sensation of a bee sting. Tolerance levels vary from person to person therefore the operator will suggest suitable methods of alleviating the discomfort.
How is treatment carried out?
Short wave diathermy electrolysis uses a high frequency alternating current to produce heat. When applied to the base of hair follicles within the skin via a minute needle, it effectively coagulates or congeals their blood supply thereby depriving them of nourishment. Treated hair disconnects from the follicle and is removed with tweezers. Permanent destruction of hair growth is complete when all the blood supply to a follicle is closed off.
Am I suitable for treatment?
The majority of skin and hair types can be treated with electrolysis, which will be examined during the consultation. Exceptions may be hypersensitive skin prone to scarring, and dark skins prone to hyperpigmentation in which case a patch test would be suggested. With laser or IPL, the skin and hair colour must be sufficiently dissimilar to enable differentiation by the machine and is why those treatments do not work on lighter coloured hair, such a white-blonde and grey.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects of electrolysis are very uncommon, but immediately following the treatment the area may be red, sore and bumpy. This should subside within a few hours to a couple of days depending on skin type.
How many treatments are necessary?
The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Spacing and length of sessions depends largely on the extent of problem. The operator and client will discuss the initial suitable program of treatment that will achieve the eventual goal of permanency.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted which includes documenting the client’s medical history to confirm suitability for treatment and the specific problem requiring treatment. All information documented must be confirmed with the client’s signature. This is also a good opportunity for clients to ask questions they may have to allay any fears.
How long does each treatment take?
The length of each session is largely based on the extent of the problem, and can be adapted to suit skin type and pain threshold of the client.
The minimum treatment time is 15 minutes increasing by 15minute blocks.