Electrolysis Explained

What is Electrolysis?

For over 100 years electrolysis has been recognised asa safe reliable method of hair removal . It is the onlymedically approved form of permanent hair removal
(British Medical Association) & was invented &refined by Doctors. This permanent removal ishowever achieved over a period of time and is not a
miracle cure.Unwanted hair is a major concern for both men &women & the idea of never having to wax, thread,shave, epilate, bleach or pluck certain face or body
parts ever again is extremely enticing. Electrolysis isa course of treatment that permanently removes hairgrowth (regardless of skin tone or hair colour) whenperformed by skilled practitioners.
Electrolysis has the longest known track record forpermanent hair removal. Dr. Charles Michel firstused it successfully in 1875 to remove ingrowneyelashes. He discovered that once the follicle had
been destroyed the hair was permanently removed.


How does Electrolysis work?


Electrolysis involves the insertion of a very fine, disposable, pre packed sterile probe (the same diameter as the hair) into the hair follicle, which is a natural opening in the skin. A tiny amount of energy, for a few seconds is then skilfully discharged into the
follicle to cut off the blood supply from the hair. The only sensation felt by the client is heat passing down the probe to the base of the follicle. The treatment can be adapted to suit each client’s skin, hair & pain
threshold. During a course of treatment there will be a constant, gradual decrease in growth of the hair
until it has all been permanently removed.
Electrolysis is a progressive treatment meaning that the hair will grow back but it will get weaker throughout the course of treatment. The first sign that electrolysis is working is that the hair growth becomes softer, finer & lighter in colour.
Following treatment clients will be given strictaftercare instructions to adhere to in order to support the electrolysis treatment.