Electrolysis is the science of permanent hair removal utilising probe devices. A fine sterile probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a small amount of electrical energy is discharged which destroys the hair growth tissue.
The number of treatments required varies with each client. Providing that you adhere to the treatment schedule recommended for you, an improvement should be noticeable within a few weeks after commencing treatment.
Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, normal physiologic changes, certain medications and stress may influence the treatment program. It is very important to adhere to the recommended treatment program set up by your Electrologist. Those who do so will achieve permanent results in the shortest time frame.
Most of our clients comment that Electrolysis was not as bad as they had heard. The best way we can describe the sensation, is to compare it to the sensation of a hair being plucked out. This is not a comfortable sensation but most would agree that it is hardly unbearable.
Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus, breaking down the hair germ cells may require additional treatments. Remember also that only hair that is visible (meaning emerged through the skin) can be treated. Due to the cyclical nature of hair growth, new hairs as well as hairs emerging from a dormant phase will also require additional visits to achieve true permanence.
When electrolysis is administered by a competent electrologist using modern equipment and current techniques, there should be no visible skin damage. Immediately following treatment, there may be a slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears within a few hours. Occasionally, small whiteheads or tiny scabs may occur. It is important to remember that scabs are a part of the normal healing process and will not cause any permanent damage if they are not picked off. We will advise you of the correct after care procedure to promote proper healing.