Electrolysis Hair Removal
The only FDA approved method in permanent hair removal – electrolysis utilizes a small amount of electric current which is directly applied on the hair follicle delivered by a very fine and sterilized electrolysis needle. The electric current permanently destroys the hair follicle, preventing hair growth. Electrolysis hair removal therapy is performed and administered by certified electrolysis technicians called electrologists. Electrolysis virtually is painless, slight heat and stinging sensations might be felt by the client. Electrolysis requires multiple sessions scheduled at regular intervals.
Hair removal by means of Electrolysis: for men and women
The electrolysis machine delivers a small amount of electric current through the fine electrolysis needle, which is strategically inserted on each hair follicle. There are three methods of electrolysis namely galvanic, thermolysis and blend. Galvanic electrolysis, believed to be the oldest among the 3 produces a chemical reaction on the hair follicle via the electric current, which then destroys it. Thermolysis uses short-wave radio frequency energy delivered by a radio transmitter which causes the water molecules in the hair follicles to rapidly vibrate, creating heat which eventually damages it. The blend method is the combination of both galvanic and thermolysis. Electrolysis is also known as electric epilation.
What are the benefits?
- Permanent hair removal
- Safe and has minimal side effects
- Cost effective
- Removes all types of hair
- Can be used on all parts of the body except inside the ears and nose
- Effective on all skin color
- Administered by trained and certified electrologists
What areas are treated?
Electrolysis can remove unwanted hair various parts of the face and body which includes eyebrows, upper lip, chin, side burns, nipples, chest, under arms, legs, bikini line and stomach. Hair inside the ears and nose can’t be treated. Electrolysis is also effective in treating in-grown hair.
Most spas and beauty clinics perform a patch test prior to electrolysis treatments especially to those who haven’t tried the therapy yet. Since there’s a slight stinging sensation during the treatment, some patients use topical anesthetic pre-procedure to minimize discomfort. The electrolysis needle is inserted directly into the skin targeting the hair follicle, the small amount of electric current administered, destroys the hair follicle, preventing hair growth. Each treatment session can last around 15 minutes to an hour. The number of sessions greatly depends on the treated area. Temporary skin redness and minimal scabbing might appear post-treatment.
What to expect?
Electrolysis permanently removes hair. Side effects are rare but when performed poorly partial hair growth can occur. This is why it is extremely important for a fully qualified electrologist to perform your treatments. Skin damage and infection can also happen if the
Home care routine is not administered. Please seek advice from your electrologist for the best care after your treatment to avoid this. Suggestion that 2-3 treatments of VPL after electrolysis to help the healing and increase the collagen and elastin to the area to promote a healthy new undimpled, hairless skin.
VPL achieves Permanent hair reduction for dark hair. It does not succeed with blonde and redheads or minimal reduction is had.
The goal of this therapy is significant hair reduction. You will expect it to take any thing from 10-14 days before the anagen hair growth staged hair the (growing phase) to fall out. Between treatments it is important to apply your sunscreen provided by your therapist and a full detailed consultation is imperative to make sure that you understand the process. Medical history is to be checked including any medications that may create photosensitivity and acontraindication to the treatment.
Normally you would require any thing from 4- 10 treatments, 4 weeks apart. It is important to stick to your 4 weekly visits early in the treatment process then your therapist may choose to extend the time between each treatment depending on each situation. You will require a maintenance treatment this could be any thing from 3 months, 6 months or 12 months apart. This will be just to tidy up any new hair that would not have been treated before.
Crystal microdermabrasion has a few minor side-effects. Depending on the sensitivity of the skin it is expected that you may have some erethema because of the stimulation of the skin and the blood to the area. This can last any thing from 1/2hr to a couple of hours. Algologie or Sothys sunscreen will be applied after the treatment which will cover the redness. The treated skin may also become more sensitive to sun exposure. Flaking and peeling on the treated area may occur. This is a good thing as it will be doing a natural exfoliation on the skin. It may take up to 2 weeks if you get good results like this to become smooth and not feel dry. Recommended is to use the Sothys Hydravance mask and moisturiser depending on the desired result aiming for.
Course of up to 20 micros 7 days apart and I highly recommend to have an ampoule to add extra moisture and healing to the skin whilst the skin is open. You can have a micro on its own or inconjunction with a LED light treatment or an addition to your Facial care.
Does this procedure treat acne?
Yes, crystal microdermabrasion does treat acne, as long as the skin is not infected. The exfoliation process will aid with the drying out of the acne and the unclogging of the pores This procedure is thought to be a very valuable process in healing and can help minimize acne scars and skin discoloration.