Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal
Electrolysis has been recognised and highly respected for many years for its permanent hair removal benefits ideal for all hair colours including white hairs but ideal for facial hairs that are blond, grey or red, which the laser does not target. Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of Permanent Hair Removal and we use the Sterex SX-B Epilator Machine that offers Diathermie, Galvanic and Blend methods of removal and treatments are tailored to suit you in both time and type of electrolysis used.
In the hands of a well-trained electrolysist it is a perfectly safe and highly effective treatment. One of the 3 different methods of electrolysis will work on (and is suitable for) ALL hair types and colours and ALL skin types and colours.
The different electrolysis methods
Short wave diathermy or thermolysis uses an alternating current at a high frequency and low voltage. This causes the water molecules around the follicle to vibrate resulting in the production of heat, stopping the blood supply to the root, which weakens and eventually destroys the hair.
The galvanic DC (Direct Current) method causes a chemical reaction in the salt and water in the follicle. This reaction creates a chemical called Sodium Hydroxide or Lye, the Lye stops the nourishment to the cells that cause hair growth.
The Blend method is the most recent method which combines Galvanic (DC) and Thermolysis (AC). This is the most effective method because the lye is more efficient at weakening the hair when heated. This is said to be the quickest and most comfortable method especially good for curly or distorted hair follicles.
Required before the first treatment
15 mins – Free
Including 5ml pot of aftercare lotion
15 mins – £24.00
30 mins – £39.00
45 mins – £49.00
60 mins – £59.00
For successful and effective results, each individual hair requires repeated treatments. This is because each individual hair has its’ own growing cycle called Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. This is not unlike the ‘cycle of life’ with Anagen being the ‘alive’ and growing stage, Catagen the ‘collapsing’ stage where the hair collapses away from its source of food and nourishment (the dermal papilla) and the Telogen stage where the hair is ‘tired’ and dying and disconnected completely from its dermal papilla. Successful treatment for electrolysis (and incidentally also laser and IPL) has to target the hair in Anagen to achieve optimum results as it is the destruction of the dermal papilla which is required. Therefore results are not immediate and take a little time… but electrolysis does work and it is permanent.
I hold the full selection of needle types including steel, gold & insulated so you can be rest assured that you get the best type suited to you. During the treatment the tiny needle probe is inserted into the hair follicle to reach the dermal papilla and a small amount of chemical or heat energy is diverted into the probe, which destroys the hair growth cells and stops the hair growth, which is effective only when the hair is in a growing stage called Anagen. We can only see this stage in the appearance of the hair when the hair is removed, therefore it is essential not to leave too long a gap between treatments which could mean the hairs enter a resting stage where active cells decrease. Sadie will talk you through all of this, choose the best options and needle type to suit you during your initial consultation and throughout treatment.