Electrolysis hair removal involves the insertion of a very fine, disposable, sterile probe (the same diameter as the hair) into the hair follicle, which is a natural opening in the skin. A tiny amount of energy is then skilfully discharged into the hair follicle. This is one type of treatment, where the skill of the therapist can really make a difference to the results achieved. The British Institute & Association of Electrolysis (BIAE)
lists professional Electrolysists in the UK and is where you can find fully qualified Electrolysists
Does it hurt?
The only sensation felt by the client is heat passing down the probe to the base of the follicle. The follicle destruction is achieved by heat (with thermolysis) or a chemical reaction (with galvanic) or both blended together (with the blend). If carried out by a skilled and qualified therapist, the pain felt is minimal.
The treatment can be adapted to suit each client’s skin, hair and pain threshold.
During a course of treatments there will be a constant, gradual decrease in the growth of the hair until it has all been permanently removed. The number of treatments required will vary from person to person and will be discussed at the initial consultation and it is important to remember that this is a long term treatment plan.