Fast, Effective & Affordable Hair Removal
Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal that involves inserting a small-sterilized needle, also known as a filament, into the hair follicle. The skin is not punctured in any way, as the hair follicle is a natural opening in the skin, like a pore. A mild electrical pulse is then applied briefly, which destroys the papilla at the base of the hair. Once the hair has been treated, it is then lifted out from the follicle with a pair of tweezers or forceps. The client should hardly feel the hair being pulled out of the follicle.
In addition to producing more permanent results, electrolysis is extremely versatile. It can help inhibit new hair growth for all skin and hair types. Electrolysis may also be used anywhere on the body, including the eyebrows.
Side effects and risks
Minor side effects are common, but they tend to go away within a day. The most common symptom is slight redness from skin irritation. Pain and swelling are rare.
Electrolysis is the perfect complement to Laser Hair Reduction as you won’t be totally hair free with Laser Treatments, hence the word “Reduction”. Laser only targets the pigment in the hair and will not treat blond or white hairs. Electrolysis will treat the remaining stray hairs.
Frequently Asked Questions
AFTERCARE AND FOLLOW-UP
The results of electrolysis are touted as being permanent because of hair follicle destruction. In theory, having damaged hair follicles means that no new hairs are able to grow.
DOES ELECTROLYSIS PERMANENTLY REMOVE HAIR?
Is electrolysis permanent? Yes, electrolysis safely and permanently removes hair from all skin tones. These results aren’t achieved in just one session. This is especially the case if you’re having the procedure done on a large area like your back, or on an area of thicker hair growth like the pubic region.
WHY MY HAIR GROWING BACK AFTER ELECTROLYSIS?
If the follicle is not destroyed, the regrowth ultimately achieves its original size. There will always be a certain amount of re-growth after initial electrolysis treatments, even when they are performed by a skilled electrologist.
WHAT DOES SKIN LOOK LIKE IMMIDIATLY AFTER ELECTROLYSIS?
There may also be anything from literally nothing noticeable to a slight redness and hiving/swelling which settles down very very quickly. Some clients get a tiny freckle size scab at the follicle which flakes off easily over a few days after treatment, it’s very tiny and minute.
DOES HAIR GROW BACK FINER AFTER ELECTROLYSIS?
If the hair does not release, the electrolysis process will be repeated until the unwanted hair can be easily removed. It is very normal for a hair to come back a few times and become finer each time until it disappears altogether.
WHO IS GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ELECTROLYSIS?
According to the American Electrology Association, electrolysis is effective for people with any skin type, skin color, hair type, and hair color. Electrolysis is also suitable for any area of the body — including the eyebrows.
HOW LONG BEFORE YOU SEE A DIFFERENCE WITH ELECTROLYSIS?
How long does it take to see results? Electrolysis takes some patience but it’s absolutely worth the wait as the effects are truly permanent. Most patients start to have noticeable results after several treatments, however, it can take on average 8-18 months for full results.
CAN YOU SHAVE IN BETWEEN ELECTROSYSIS?
It’s okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze! The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That’s why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.
HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK CAN YOU DO ELECTROSYSIS?
Treatments should be repeated every two to four weeks for maximum effectiveness. Electrolysis works best when the hairs are in the active growing phase. For the maximum result we recommend not waiting more than two to three weeks once you have seen the new hair growth appear.
WHAT SHOULD YOU AVOID BEFORE ELECTROSYSIS?
Avoid stimulants like caffeine, chocolate or sugar on the day of your appointment. Avoid sun exposure 48 hours prior to your treatment to avoid dilation of the blood vessels. Do not use Retin A, Tazorac or any serious retinoid for at least 1 week prior to your electrolysis treatment.