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electrolysis, hair removal, hair reduction, permanent hair removal
electrolysis, hair removal, hair reduction, permanent hair removal
electrolysis, hair removal, hair reduction, permanent hair removal

What Is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis involves the insertion of a probe into each hair follicle to deliver electric currents that destroy the hair root. It is the only permanent method of hair removal. The skin where the probe is inserted may feel temporarily pinched and hot.


There are three methods of electrolysis: thermolysis, galvanic and blend:

  • Thermolysis uses shortwave radio frequency or AC current, this causes the water molecules near your hair to start vibrating rapidly which produces heat. When enough heat is created thermolysis damages the cells that cause growth.

  • Galvanic is the oldest type of electrolysis, the direct current is effective but slow. It creates a chemical change in the follicle to disable the root.

  • Finally, we have blend, which utilizes both thermolysis and galvanic in the same treatment.


Electrolysis is good for people who:

  • Have red, blonde, white, or grey hair.

  • Have completed laser hair removal and need a few more hairs targeted.

  • Have really, strong, coarse hair.

  • Want hair removed from very small precise areas such as between the eyebrows.


How many treatments?

You will need several sessions; the number differs for each individual. Usually, you want to book an appointment weekly or bi-weekly. Hair has 3 different growth cycles; Anagen which is the growth phase, Catagen which is the rest phase and Telogen which is the replacement phase. Individual hairs are in different phases of this cycle at any given point in time, this is why you need multiple sessions to ensure you are treating the hair in the Anagen (active) phase of hair growth.

Treatments last for 30 minutes.


What to Avoid Post Treatment:

For the first 24 hours after your treatment, try to avoid activities that may irritate the hair follicles, including:

  • Strenuous activity (exercise/working out)

  • Anything that causes sweating (hot tub, sauna)

  • Tanning.

  • Prolonged sun exposure.

  • Applying makeup.

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