Similar to IPL and laser hair removal, electrolysis targets hair follicles under the surface of the skin to permanently prevent their growth. Specifically, this method involves passing an electrical current through a hair follicle, which damages the individual follicle and prevents new hair growth. This versatile technology is effective for people of all skin types and color as well as any hair type and color.It is to be noted that there is no recovery time required and that you can resume your daily activities right after your procedure.
Electrolysis is suitable for any area of the body. Since the technician works on targeting individual hairs at a time, it works wonders for clients who wish to permanently get rid of chin or fine brow hairs.
Cost of Treatment
Prices vary according to the number of follicles to be treated and number of sessions required. Every treatment plan is unique & tailored to your needs to help you achieve your best self. During our free and no-commitment consultations, our specialists are here to listen and give you all the information you need to make knowledgeable choices.
Starting at 2$ per minute
1) Drink plenty of water a week prior to your appointment since well-hydrated skin can help the treatment be more comfortable since it is better at conducting the electrical currents used during the treatment. Try to avoid things that will dehydrate your skin, such as caffeine and alcohol.
2) Avoid plucking or waxing regions to be treated for 2-3 weeks before and avoid shaving for 3- days before your electrolysis appointment. In order for the needle to follow the hair follicle and more easily remove the hair, there needs to be at least 1/8th of an inch of hair above the surface of the skin.
3) Please come to your appointment with clean skin free of makeup, deodorants, lotions, or creams.
4) Gently wash and exfoliate the area to be treated.
5) Avoid products with strong ingredients that might cause irritation during the treatment, such as a prescription retinol or bleaching agents. Kindly advise your technician of what products you're using.
6) The sensation from electrolysis is often compared to that of plucking the hair or a small pinching feeling. We recommend taking an anti-inflammatory pain reliever (non-blood thinning) about 30 minutes to an hour before your appointment.
7) Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
1) Avoid sun exposure in the treated region(s) for the first 48 hours and regularly apply a mineral SPF if the region treated is exposed to the sun.
2) Stick with gentle, fragrance-free body washes and creams for the first few days after your appointment.
3) Take showers instead of baths and avoid swimming for the first 48 hours after your appointment.
4) Avoid any activities that may cause excessive sweating and chafing from friction on the extra-delicate skin.
5) Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera gel should be applied liberally using clean, damp cotton wool immediately after electrolysis to soothe, calm redness and prevent infection. Continue applying Aloe Vera gel for the next 21 days.
6) To prevent irritation and the spread of infection, do not pick spots or small blood scabs which may appear a couple of days after treatment and depending on the skin, may take between 7–21 days to heal. Fine blood scabs are a normal post reaction response to the treatment, especially in the initial stages of having electrolysis.
7) For clients who have long hair, to reduce the risk of infected follicles, keep hair tied back off the face (if treatment was done on the face or neck).
8) Avoid self tans or fake tans as these can cause irritation to the skin.
9) Avoid applying make-up to the treated area.
Similar to other permanent hair removal methods, the total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular region will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour depending on the region chosen.
Electrolysis should not be performed on sunburnt, blistered, infected or broken skin. It is preferred that pregnant or nursing women postpone this type of treatment, as well as anyone who has been exposed to the sun the month before each session (tanned skin). The use of tanning booths, or photosensitizing medication is prohibited as are waxing and tweezing. This treatment is not suitable for persons with immunodeficiency or suffering from cancer or undergoing chemotherapy or immunotherapy. Because of its electric current, it is not suitable for persons having an electric medical implant (such as a pacemaker) or any uncontrolled heart conditions or high blood pressure. This procedure can not be done on top of moles, herpes or varicose veins.