What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal, and it involves the insertion of a fine probe into the hair follicle to the hair root. A mild current is then passed down the needle to the tip to cauterise the hair root, enabling the hair to be withdrawn. This only takes a few seconds.
How long will it take?
Everyone is different, and for this reason, it is essential to have a full consultation prior to your treatment programme. Many people believe that the hair never grows back after only one treatment. This belief is actually incorrect. The results of the treatments are progressive. This means that after each treatment the hair grows back finer and fairer, taking longer to return, until eventually it doesn’t grow back at all.
If the hairs have previously been removed by plucking or other methods, the growth will be much stronger, as the follicles will have been stimulated, and will require more electrolysis treatments than untreated growth. Depending on the size of the area requiring treatment, and also the strength and maturity of the hair growth, this will determine the expected length of time your treatment programme will take.
How will it feel?
The treatment is not generally painful, although there will be some discomfort. A feeling of heat in the area being treated will occur, dependent upon skin type and the area being treated, slight redness will occur and often slight swelling for several hours afterwards. The hair will be lifted out of the follicle not pulled forcefully. Special aftercare cream will be applied and aftercare instruction will be given.
Is it safe?
The treatment is approved by the medical profession and has been available for over 100 years. We always use Sterile Disposable Probes recommended by the Public Health Laboratory Service.
The individually packed probes remain sealed and sterile until opened for your treatment. After the treatment the probe is disposed of immediately. Using this method every client has a new sterile probe for her treatment.