Electrolysis Hair Removal
Electrolysis has gained popularity over the last few years, however, it has been around since 1875, and has proven effective in permanent hair removal. As a matter of fact, Electrolysis is the ONLY FDA-Approved method of true Permanent Hair Removal.
Electrolysis is the perfect choice for small areas such as: eyebrows, face, chin, ears, underarms and so on. It is the only treatment that can safely be used around the eyes.
Electrolysis can treat all skin and hair types and hair colors including: blonde, gray/white, and red hairs, which cannot be treated with Lasers or IPL.
Electrolysis can be used to treat over tattoos, which you cannot do with Laser/IPL. We are also able to treat individual isolated areas, without interfering with surrounding hairs.
When performed correctly and using the correct modality, there is no risk of scarring or pigmentation issues.
HOW IT WORKS?
Electrolysis is done by a Licensed Electrologist and it utilizes as very fine probe (usually thinner than the hair being treated) into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft. A tiny amount of electrical current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells.
MODALITIES: There are 3 methods that can be used to effectively destroy the hair growth cells.
Galvanic electrolysis – a chemical process, where the direct current creates a chemical reaction in the hair follicle called LYE, which eliminates the hair growth cells.
Thermolysis – a.k.a short wave or flash thermolysis, produces heat and destroys the hair growth cells. A higher intensity can be applied for less time or a lower current may be used for a longer timing.
The Blend – a combination of both Galvanic and Thermolysis currents work together to create a blend of heat and chemical reaction to eliminate the hair growth factors.
HOW LONG ARE THE TREATMENTS, HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED AND IS REGROWTH EXPECTED?
Depending on the area to be treated and how much hair is in the area, it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour. Those people who follow the recommended treatment plan can expect to be hair free within 18 months. HOWEVER, this is simply an estimate as there are other factors that may interfere with this timeframe such as: hair growth cycles, heredity, hormone function, certain medications and stressors.
Other factors such as excessive hair growth (hirsutism) can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hairs on the face and body. Sometimes things like PCOS can interfere with the length of treatments and medical opinion is necessary. Those clients who suffer from PCOS or have been diagnosed with any other hormonal imbalances will need to exercise patience during the hair removal process, as this can take longer than most.
Always check with your doctor prior to proceeding with any treatments. Depending on some conditions, a doctor’s note is required prior to treatment.
Blood Thinning Medication
Recent Scar Tissue (in treatment area)
Rosacea [active] (in treatment area)
Sunburn (in treatment area)
Auditory Devices apart from Cochlear implants
Circulatory Problems i.e. Phlebitis/Thrombosis (in treatment area)
Dermabrasion (medical) within 6-12 months (in treatment area)
Micro Dermabrasion within 4-6 weeks (in treatment area)
Diabetes with GP permission
Epilepsy with GP permission
Heart Conditions with GP permission
Hepatitis/Aids/HIV with GP permission – as may be immunosuppressed
High Blood Pressure with GP permission.
Laser/IPL (recent treatment in area to be treated)
Loss of Tactile Sensation (in treatment area)
History of Cancer – GP advice
Lupus – GP permission
Metal plates/pins for galvanic & blend techniques – if on/near DC return path
Tattoo (in treatment area – as long as area is completed healed)
Pigment disorders or ethnic skin colouration
Again, always consult with your doctor prior to proceeding with any treatments. Depending on some conditions, a doctor’s note is required prior to treatment.
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