Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal. It is also a very safe method of hair removal. Using a magnifying lamp, a minute sterile needle is inserted into the hair follicle and a tiny, energy current is discharged to ‘kill’ the cells that produces the hair. It can be used to treat any type of hair, regardless of colour, density and skin type. There are three methods of electrolysis – diathermy, blend and galvanic – all methods are capable of the same result.
What areas of the body can be treated with Electrolysis?
Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis. The most popular areas that are treated with electrolysis are the upper lip, chin, eyebrows and breasts.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
For most people one course of treatment will not be sufficient to remove all unwanted hair, this is often because of a number of reasons:
Wavy or kinky hair
If the hair is naturally wavy, the follicles are often distorted and these require a number of treatments as the papilla (hair follicle) is difficult to reach on the first session. The hair is often weakened after the first treatment but not destroyed.
Often caused by tweezing or waxing the area, this can also cause greater re-growth. A hair takes on average 8 weeks to re-grow, so if a patient has been tweezing or waxing up until recently and has decided to come for electrolysis, hairs will re-emerge after treatment, that were not treated by electrolysis but previously removed through waxing or tweezing. Patients should be aware that it will not be ineffective treatment through electrolysis but hairs re-emerging from previous treatments.
If the patient has sensitive skin, the treatment will need to be done in stages as to prevent skin damage.
This is often a reason for excessive hair re-growth and we would advise a patient to consult their doctor.
Who is suitable for electrolysis?
Both men and women are suitable for electrolysis. We would not treat anybody who is pregnant, had skin lesions or any infectious or contagious skin disorders.
What does electrolysis feel like?
The sensation of electrolysis can sometimes be described as uncomfortable. Patients will experience a very quick ‘stinging’ sensation which disappears immediately. It is a treatment that most people can tolerate.
What happens after the treatment?
After the treatment, we would advise you to keep the area clean, free from make up, tanning or any heat treatment and avoid touching the area for 24 hours. This will help prevent any infection of treated follicles which will be more susceptible to infection after treatment.
It is also important to avoid exposing the treated area to the sunlight and an SPF should be worn on the treated area.
Will there be any regrowth?
To ensure maximum benefit of your electrolysis treatment, it is important you do not tweeze or wax the area between treatments. Any noticeable hairs can be trimmed with scissors.
11 minutes £20.00
15 minutes £25.00
30 minutes £35.00
45 minutes £50.00
60 minutes £65.00