...the “only” permanent hair removal method....
What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis uses an electrical current to treat each hair follicle individually with a very fine, disposable, sterile probe to permanently destroy the follicle’s ability to reproduce, thereby eradicating hair growth on completion of the course of treatment.
Electrolysis was invented in 1874 by Dr. Charles Michel, a St. Louis Opthalmologist who devised this system to remove his patients’ painful ingrown eyelashes. To this day, Electrolysis still remains to be the only permanent method of removing unwanted hair.
How does Electrolysis differ from Laser?
Laser tends to treat large areas of skin using a laser or light-based lamp which can reduce hair growth, but not remove all of the hair permanently. It is termed “hair reduction” rather than “hair removal”. Laser treatment requires further treatment when the hair grows back. In many cases, there are people with darker pigmented skin or people who have very light or white hair (lacking pigment) who are not good candidates for laser, making electrolysis the ideal method for them. Electrolysis can be done on anyone, provided they do not have any health conditions that may contraindicate them.
How many Treatments do I need?
The number of treatments required will vary from person to person as each client will have a different density of hair growth. Appointment times can vary from as little as 10 minutes to as much as several hours, depending on how large an area needs to be treated.
Does Electrolysis hurt?
The general sensation is of a mild warming sensation or heat (a slight discomfort). This sensation varies according to the area being treated, previous method of hair removal, and hair and skin type along with client pain threshold.
Electrolysis treatments can be adapted to suit each individual client by adapting current intensity, timing application and probe type, along with the choice of 3 different methods of electrolysis available. A skilled and experienced electrologist will review and adapt treatment to suit the clients’ needs.
How do I get more information?
A complimentary consultation is done with each client prior to commencing treatment. This is to ensure there are no contraindications as well as to thoroughly discuss and outline the details, devise a treatment plan and answer any questions the client may have. A small patch test of hair will also be performed.