TRUELECTROLYSIS PERMANENT TREATMENT
What is Electrolysis hair removal?
Electrolysis is a safe, effective, progressive, and permanent method of removing unwanted hair. It remains the only method legally allowed to claim it offers truly permanent hair removal, for all skin types and colors and all hair types and colors.
Types of Electrolysis and what is the difference
How does Thermolysis work?
A fine probe (about the size of an eyelash) is inserted into each individual hair follicle where a tiny burst of heat energy is targeted at the root of the hair. This burst of heat energy cauterizes the blood supply feeding the hair and therefore preventing blood containing oxygen, nutrients and hormones reaching the hair follicle. As a result, the hair becomes weaker and finer. After repeated treatments, the hair is no longer able to grow and complete hair free results are obtained. Each hair will need treating several times.
Each hair requires repeated treatment because each individual hair has its own growing cycle (Hair Growth Cycle) and blood supply. Electrolysis works by weakening the hair and eventually destroying it. Results take a little time, so be patient.
How does electrolysis work?
This combines both the galvanic and thermolysis modalities. The heat of the thermolysis current speeds up the chemical reaction of the galvanic current. This is an excellent method for treating hair that has had several temporary methods of hair removal resulting in follicle distortion.
The resulting method is slightly slower than thermolysis but much quicker than straight electrolysis and is very effective on problematic hairs.
05. Important Factors
There are factors that influence the total amount of treatment required from person to person:
Hair that has been plucked or waxed repeatedly for years. Plucking creates trauma to the skin and our bodies react as if there is an injury at the site so blood rushes to the area to repair the trauma, bringing with it hormones that “fertilize” the area which causes the hair to become more coarse. These hormones also “fertilize” the surrounding facial hair, causing a greater problem than what you initially started out with. This probably sounds quite familiar to anyone who has tried eliminating unwanted hair by tweezing repeatedly only to find that the unwanted hair multiplied and became thicker and darker.
Polycystic ovaries, medications, and ongoing stress can prolong Electrolysis treatment duration based on the fact that hormone production is enhanced and elevated. During the consultation and throughout the process the cause of your unwanted hair should be discussed.
Electrolysis is not a one-time treatment but a series of treatments over a period of time. With consistency, 12-24 months is a realistic treatment duration.
Once you start Electrolysis treatments it is very important to cease all hair removal methods that result in plucking the hair from the follicle.
How does Galvanics work?
This method uses galvanic current (D.C.) that reacts with the salt and water in your skin (this reaction is named ‘electrolysis’) to form lye which then destroys the follicular tissue.
A fine probe (about the size of an eyelash) is inserted into each individual hair follicle where a tiny electrical current is targeted at the works along the entire length of the hair follicle.
This method is excellent for treating distorted hair follicles that may result from repetitive tweezing or waxing, or simply from having natural curly hair.
Unfortunately, galvanic current on its own is very slow so this method is not used often. Instead, Blend is the preferred method to benefit from the use of galvanic current.
04. Still interested?
Once the hair has been successfully treated, it is lifted from the follicle with a pair of sterile twizer. The client should feel the current but not the hair being pulled from the follicle. If there is a repeated plucking sensation, this may indicate insufficient treatment which results in an expensive tweezing session. If this happens frequently, a client should discuss the matter with their Electrologist as some minor changes to the treatment plan can remedy this. Seek other advice if plucking is still an issue after discussing the matter.
Here at the studio, we use PRO-TEC disposable needles which are used to totally eliminate any risk of cross-infection, and therefore for each client a brand new, sterile needle will be used. We also use Coolmist and Alcohol Wipes to prepare the skin before probing and apply Ye-Zebaum cream immediately after treatment and do Cataphoresis to soothe and seal the skin. For home care, we recommend all clients having Electrolysis use within the first 48 hours Aloe Vera Gel and Witch Hazel Gel for their antiseptic and soothing properties plus in between treatments, apply our Mineral Sun cream SPF 30.