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electrolysis

Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal. During electrolysis, a very fine probe is inserted into each hair follicle using a current that passes through the needle to the hair root, destroying it. The currents delivered to the hair follicle cauterize the hair root, which should prevent each treated follicle from producing hair. Electrolysis only affects hair in the active growing phase, leaving the dormant follicles unaffected. Due to the natural hair growth cycle, a series of multiple treatments are required to see optimal results. Treatments may be needed every 7-15 days to achieve desired results. Most patients can expect to see noticeable results in treatment areas within 3 months; it may take 12-18+ months of treatments to achieve permanent results in treatment areas due to the natural hair growth cycles.

Electrolysis Before and After

Electrolysis

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Pre-Treatment

  • Hydrate Your Skin & Body - This minimizes discomfort and enables better results.

  • Exfoliate a day or two before treatment and 2-3x a week after.

  • Hair should be long enough to tweeze at your appointment.

  • Avoid tweezing, waxing, threading during treatment. You may shave or trim the hair between appointments.

  • Avoid retinols in the area being treated 1wk before appointment. 

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Post Treatment Care

  • Keep the area clean and moisturized, avoid touching the treated area.

  • A cool compress, aloe vera gel, witch hazel or hyrdrocortisone cream may be applied to soothe the area.

  • Avoid swimming and hot tubs or saunas for 24 hrs after treatment.

  • Avoid the sun for one week , use an spf to protect the area.

  • If flaking occurs polysporin or similar may be applied as needed through  out the day to keep the area hydrated. let the flaking come off naturally , do not pick, scratch or rub.

  • Avoid waxing, threading, tweezing in the treatment area, you may shave or trim hairs in between sessions.

  • Makeup can be resumed when skin looks and feels back to normal.

  • If you have any concerns please contact us.

Electrolysis Guide

Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal

What Is Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal. It has been around for over 140yrs! During electrolysis, a very fine probe is inserted into each hair follicle using a current that passes through the needle to the hair root, destroying it. The currents delivered to the hair follicle cauterize the hair root, which should prevent each treated follicle from producing hair. Electrolysis only affects hair in the active growing phase, leaving the dormant follicles unaffected.

Does It Work On All Hair?

Unlike Lasers which is mainly suited for dark hair and light skin, Electrolysis Works On All Hairs and All Skin Types as it uses a current to destroy the hair root, where as lasers target the pigment/melanin(colour).

How Long Will It Take?

Their are many factors that influence the hair growth cycle, so the number of treatments will vary from person to person. It is recommended to have regular treatments every 7-15 days in the beginning until you start to see a reduction in hair growth, you can then lengthen your time between visits. Most patients can expect to see noticeable results in treatment areas within 3 months; it may take 12-18+ months of treatments to achieve permanent results in treatment areas due to the natural hair growth cycles.

Does It Hurt?

The Electrolysis treatment process is usually no more painful than tweezing or waxing. We adapt the treatment to suit each individual client and their tolerance. If you have a low pain threshold you may use an anesthetic cream to numb the area. Majority of clients manage well though without the need for an anesthetic cream.

Is Their Down Time?

Following your treatment the skin can appear a little red and sometimes their may be mild swelling. This generally disappears within 24-48hrs dependent of skin type and sensitivity. Sometimes clients may see tiny brown or reddish flakes/scabs, these fall off naturally in a few days to a week depending on ones own healing ability and following proper aftercare. Following aftercare is key to support the skin after your treatment.

Things To Keep In Mind Before Your Appointment

Hydrate Your Skin & Body - This minimizes discomfort and enables better results. Exfoliate a day or two before treatment and 2-3x a week after. Hair should be long enough to tweeze at your appointment. Avoid tweezing, waxing, threading during treatment. You may shave or trim the hair between appointments. Avoid retinols in the area being treated 1wk before appointment.  If prone to cold sores it is recommeneded to do a prophylactic treatment treatment is in the area. If in an active outbreak treatment will have to be postponed until that area has healed to be able to work their.

Things To Keep In Mind After Your Appointment

Area may feel sensitive, irritated, warm, red, and swollen. You can apply Biophora Calming toner, Biophora Apres Soothing Serum, Action De Gala Hydra plus, Hydrocortisone cream, ice or similar may be used to calm and soothe the area. Avoid touching the area and if any flakes appear do not pick. Keep area clean and hydrated. Avoid heat inducing activities, swimming, saunas hot tubs for 24 hrs post procedure. Afte rarea has healed recommend using Biophora Daily Protect spf daily.

Contraindications For Electrolysis

Pregnancy, Skin Diseases in the treated area. Their may be certain conditions that require doctor's approval before treatment, a consultation is recommended before to make sure that the treatment is a right fit for you.

Sharon

Best Microdermabrasion I have had in Years! Great Job.
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