Electrolysis is the only medically approved form of permanent hair removal. It is performed by inserting a very fine, flexible needle into the follicle. We then skilfully apply a tiny amount of current to destroy the lower part of the follicle, which gradually stops any more hairs growing from that particular follicle. The destruction is carried out by heat (thermolysis), a chemical reaction (galvanic) or both blended together (blend).
Electrolysis is suitable for both male & female clients, any skin tone & any hair colour. It is great for dealing with white, grey or non-pigmented hairs.
Where can be treated?
Practically any area, apart from the inside of the nose and inner ear (mucous membrane tissue) Common areas are the face, nipples, abdomen, bikini line, fingers and toes. For men, the upper arms, around the ears, top of the nose, top of the back and around the edges of the beard where ingrown hairs are causing problems
How long does it take?
Electrolysis is a process which takes time, due to each hair being dealt with individually but also the individual hair growth cycle. The length and frequency of appointments is different for each client so there is no set answer to how many treatments you will require or how long it will take overall.
Using IPL and Electrolysis Together
We have found that if you have the correct hair and skin colour for IPL (dark hair and pale skin) that you can speed up the process of the hair removal quite significantly. This is an excellent option for full facial beard removal and we have had excellent results from using the IPL to blanket treat the dark hairs and then adding in the electrolysis on the hairs that have either no colour or are too pale to react with the Intense Pulse Light.