The only sensation felt by the client is heat passing down the probe to the base of the follicle. This sensitivity can be dependent on many factors, including your pain threshold, the area being treated and how they are feeling that day (stress can make people more sensitive). The treatment can be adapted to suit each client’s skin, hair and pain threshold.
The hair can be kept however you want in between treatments. Some people leave the hair, some shave and some cut the hair. But the hair needs to be around 2mm length, so it can be removed with tweezers once treated. This is roughly leaving the hair ¾ days after shaving.
The hair must not leave the hair follicle unless with electrolysis. In between treatments cutting or shaving is recommended. You must not wax or tweeze, this can hinder the treatments and it can take longer for the hair to go.
No-one can ever give you a 100% guarantee that no hair regrowth will occur following electrolysis. We would advise caution before using any clinic that claims otherwise. However we stand behind our experience of permanently removing the hairs we treat.
Scientific evidence says that electrolysis demonstrates the best results of any hair removal method because it has the best ability to destroy the stem cells that regenerate the hair. The US Food and Drug Administration and the British Medical Association recognise that electrolysis is the only method of hair removal that can be considered permanent.
Proponents of other methods may claim to be permanent, but the FDA’s research and documentation shows that only electrolysis is truly permanent. Our clients routinely report achieving excellent results.
If any method can claim to be permanent, then it must be electrolysis with its 140 year history of proven results!
Your skin may be red and feel hot to touch, possibly a little swollen straight after the treatment. This is normal, due to the heat being produced in the skin. You may want to apply a cold compress after. Ensure that you follow the aftercare advice given.
Occasionally, scabs form to protect the skin from infection and ensure your skin heals smoothly. Even if the scabs itch or look like pimples, do not remove them until they fall off or you risk scarring.
Some skin types (people with olive or darker coloured skin) are more prone to getting temporary marks on the skin. People with higher moisture content in their skin are more prone to develop scabbing. People with oily skin have a higher chance of break-outs and, if they pick at their skin, this can lead to scarring.
After the treatment you must ensure you take the following precautions for the next 24/48 hours after, so your skin can heal properly.
Avoid sunbathing or any other heat treatments (e.g. saunas, sunbeds, steam
Avoid hot baths or showers.
Avoid applying make-up to the treated area.
Avoid applying soap or perfumed products to the treated area.
Avoid wearing tight clothing over treated body areas.
Avoid touching the area and do not pick any scabs that may form.
You can have up to 2 hours of treatment in one session, this is due to your comfort and your skin's sensitivity.
Even though the amount of hair you have looks the same, in 3 months time you will probably be looking at different hair growing from different hair follicles. Hair grows in a cycle, and it can be depending on its location. Please bear in mind there are 120-140 hairs in one square centimetre.
We can only clear the hair we can see during your treatment session. You will need to return when new growth comes. Which is usually every 4 weeks for faces and 6-8 weeks for the body. It may look like the treated hairs are regrowing, but it is usually a hair next to it.
It can depend on what medication you are on, whether you can have electrolysis. It is best to consult with your doctor before having any treatments. Any medication that causes skin sensitivity or healing impairment, such as roaccutane or hydrocortisone would not be recommended.
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Electrolysis is suitable for everyone and all hair colours. As it treats the individual hair, and destroys the hairs ability to produce more hairs within the follicle.
IPL is an effective method of hair reduction, but they are best suited to people with dark hair and pale skin. For clients who have darker skin or lighter hair colour, these treatments are much less effective.
Electrolysis is the only answer for people with blond, white, and grey hair.
No, it is not recommended to have any treatments while you have an active cold sore and you must wait until it is healed. If you have a history of cold sores, it may be an idea to take an anit-viral medication to prevent them, as electrolysis can encourage cold sores.
Yes, we can remove hairs from a mole, as long as the mole is benign.
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