Electrolysis

Electrolysis is medically and scientifically proven to remove hair permanently, and has both T.G.A. and FDA clearance, and the clearance is; ‘permanently removes hair.

Electrolysis has been in use for more than 100 years, and works successfully on any type of hair and skin color because it targets individual hair follicles. Electrolysis may be an option for hair removal on most parts of the body, including but not limited to: Upper lip, chin, legs, underarms, back, bikini-line and eyebrows. Contact us to find out if this is the best solution for you.

How does Electrolysis work?

Electrolysis is the permanent destruction of human hair follicles. This is achieved by inserting a very fine needle into the hair follicle and gently applying a small amount of electricity; which, in turn causes cellular destruction and ultimately halts the ability of the hair follicle to produce a hair. Electrolysis is not a one-time treatment. Multiple sessions are required to achieve permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is considered the best option for permanent hair removal, however there are additional individual factors which cause hair growth which must be considered, including but not limited to: hormones, heredity, certain medications and medical conditions.

What areas can be treated?

Body: Back, Shoulders, Arms, Hands, Fingers, Thighs, Legs, Feet, Toes, Decolletage, Abdomen, Nipples, Underarms, Bikini Lines, Hairlines Face: Chin, Sides of face, Upper lip, Lower lip, Neck, Eyebrows, Hairline, Ears, Nose, Cheeks

Who should not have electrolysis, and what areas are not suitable?

Electrolysis should never be done for people who have a pacemaker. Also, electrolysis should never be done on the inside of your nose or ears, or to remove hair from a mole or birthmark. If you are uncertain, please speak to us for advice.

Duration of each treatment

Electrolysis should never be done for people who have a pacemaker. Also, electrolysis should never be done on the inside of your nose or ears, or to remove hair from a mole or birthmark. If you are uncertain, please speak to us for advice.

To completion, how long will my course of treatment take?

A minimum of 9 months to a maximum of 2 years – provided a perfect clearance is achieved on each visit.

What to expect

Following your electrolysis session, your treated skin may temporarily be red, swollen, and tender. This may last up to 24 hours and is a common side-effect. Many people find that this reaction doesn’t last beyond a couple of hours.

Post-treatment

Following electrolysis treatments, your hair follicles are open for 48 hours. To avoid bacteria getting in the open follicles, do not touch the treated area. It is also important to follow the below guidelines:

  1. Do not put any fragrance or any alcohol-based products on the treated area for 24 hours.
  2. Do not scratch the scabs that result from treatment, as this can cause scarring. Allow them to fall off naturally. This is nature’s way of healing the follicle that we have just treated.
  3. Wear mineral make up only, if you wish to cover-up the redness.
  4. Avoid excessive sweating. Sweat can cause bacteria to enter into the open follicles and cause minor infection.
  5. Always use sunscreen.

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