Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body. Electrolysis is performed by inserting a very fine, flexible needle into the follicle (the pocket where the hair sits in your skin). A tiny amount of current is then applied to destroy the lower part of the follicle. The destruction is carried out by heat (Thermolysis), a chemical reaction (Galvanic) or both blended together (Blend).
I use the Short Wave Diathermy method because it is the quickest and most effective solution for treatment.
Hair growth works in a cycle, consisting of three phases: The Anagen Phase, Catagen Phase, and Telogen Phase.
The Anagen Phase: - is an active phase. Hair targeted by electrolysis during this phase will be destroyed.
The Catagen Phase: - is a transitional phase. Hair targeted by electrolysis during this phase will re-grow, but will be weaker where it has been damaged.
Telogen Phase: - is the dormant phase. Hair targeted by electrolysis during this phase will not be permanently affected, and will re-grow.
Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis. There are generally no permanent side effects, but sometimes can be uncomfortable, depending on the area to be treated and your pain threshold. Skin reactions (such as redness or bumps) will be temporary and subside. Sometimes swelling may occur on those areas that have been intensively treated - again such side-effects will be temporary.
What Causes Unwanted Hair Growth?
Hair growth is the result of heredity and hormone levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal and illnesses can stimulate hair growth.
How Many Electrolysis Treatments Will I Need?
Many factors influence hair growth, so you will need regular treatment sessions initially to keep on top of things.
All new clients will need to book in for a full consultation prior to any treatment being carried out.