Removal Of Hair By Electrolysis - Thermoloysis/Diathermy and Blend
For more than 100 years electrolysis has been used as a reliable method of destroying hairs on all skin types and hair colours.
There are three methods of electrolysis:
1. Galvanic invented in 1875.
2. Thermoloysis invented in 1924.
3. Blend invented in 1945.
The best results are obtained with the blend of currents but it is slow as each hair takes time to destroy. Electrolysis is still the best method of permanent hair removal for smaller areas.How Is It Done?
The needle used is a very fine disposable probe which is the same diameter as the hair, it is inserted into each hair follicle. Nothing is injected into the skin. An electrical current is used, with thermosis heat is generated and destroys the capilliary, with galvanic a chemical reaction from the salt and water in the skin destroys the hair.
When the two currents are combined or blended together you will achieve the greater effectiveness of the Galvanic but speeded up by the diathermy heat.
Electrolysis works on grey and ginger hair and also coloured skins.
Mainstream laser and I.P.L. (Intense Pulsed Light Systems) do not generally work very well as they require light skin with dark hair as they target pigment.
Many clients come to me, after limited or no success with laser or I.P.L. treatment, and are completely free of excess, unwanted hair in a few months.How Does It Feel?
Everyone has their own tolerance to the feeling produced, it is likened to a stinging sensation, each follicle has to be treated individually.How Many Electrolysis Treatments Will I Need?
Many factors influence hair growth which is dictated by hormone levels, heredity and sometimes by drugs or illness. A treatment plan is usually weekly visits for six weeks on the one area then either moving to another area or monthly visits for five months. Each person's problem is individual to themself and therefore varies with a treatment lasting between 15 minutes and one hour.
There should be no permanent side-effects however it is common for temporary swelling and a slight reddening of the skin to occur and if the roots are large and deep in the skin, small crusts may appear after two to three days. They are usually gone in under a week.
Clients are given an after-care leaflet and gel on their first visit.