Electrolysis or electrical epilation is a "slow-but-sure" approach to hair removal and it is often permanent! The use of effective pain control means that treatment can be pain free. Our electrologist Icelandic trained Lisa Kristindottir uses the Blend method, which employs a combination of diathermy and galvanic currents to create a chemical reaction to destroy the growing part of a hair follicle.
Electrolysis can target fine, fair and grey hair, all of which are difficult to treat effectively with current laser hair reduction. Electrolysis is safe on all skin colours.
It will be neccesary to attend a 15min consultation appointment prior to treatment, where the procedure will be explained, and a medical history taken. Your pain reduction method will be decided. (It may mean using a numbing cream for an hour prior to the procedure; it may require the use of local anaesthetic injections.)
How to prepare for electrolysis
Appointments then need to be weekly, to catch and destroy all the hair in growth phase. It is necessary to grow the hair to at least 2mm in order to locate them. Only shaving is permitted between treatments. Sugaring, waxing, threading and plucking all increase blood flow under the skin with the eventual effect of increasing regrowth.
How does electrolysis work?
A very low current is applied directly to the hair follicle, which conducts electricity more than the hair itself, destroying the root and allowing it to be removed whole. Each hair needs to be treated on a number of occasions until its blood supply is sealed off and it cannot grow again.
The time commitment, sometimes running into months: but worth it for a permanent result.
What can go wrong? Potentials problems include:
- infection including reactivation of cold sores if you are a sufferer
- colour changes in the area and scarring.
All are rare.
Conditions that mean you may not have this treatment:
- skin disease at the site
- anticoagulant medication
- multiple neuromuscular conditions
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