Electrolysis Hair Removal
Electrology is the use of electrical energy to destroy hair germ cells in the papilla. We use The Blend Method, which is a combination of High Frequency & Galvanic Current, directly into the hair follicle.
The treatment is a little uncomfortable. When the current is released into the follicle, a slight stinging sensation is felt. The side effects are a little redness & soreness in the area immediately after treatment, which settles down in a few hours.
Soothing lotions, aloe vera gel, paw paw ointment or a cool pack can be used to help speed up recovery. Keeping the area clean will avoid infections.
This is the traditional method for permanent hair reduction. It is suitable for smaller areas like the face and for blonde or white hair where Intense Pulsed Light or Laser is not applicable.
Minimum charge - 10 minutes $30.00
30 minute treatment $50.00
1 hour treatment $90.00
What is Electrolysis Hair Removal ?
Electrolysis is the use of electrical energy to destroy hair germ cells in the papilla. Electrolysis uses three modes of electricity to get rid of unwanted hair permanently:
High Frequency - the use of this alternating current destroys the dermal papilla of the hair follicle, by heating.
Galvanic - this direct current changes the chemical composition of the dermal papilla, thereby destroying it.
The Blend Method - this method uses both the above currents to destroy the dermal papilla, which has been found very successful in the permanent reduction of unwanted hair.
Electrolysis is best used on facial hair
The treatment is a little uncomfortable. When the current is released into the hair follicle, a slight stinging sensation is felt. The only side effects are a little redness & soreness in the area immediately after treatment, which settles down from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the sensitivity of the skin.
Soothing lotions or ice are recommended to help ease the tenderness.
Care should be taken to avoid going in the sun immediately, using soap, scrubs or picking at the scars if they occur.
Regrowth statistics for electrolysis
There are three stages of hair growth:
Anagen, is the first stage, which is the actively growing stage.
Catagen, the second stage, is a period of change, where blood flow to the the hair is shut off & the hair receives nutrition from the surrounding tissue.
Telogen, is the third stage, where the hair is in its resting state & is waiting to be extracted or falls out.
At any one time 25% of hair is in its Anagen stage, where the hair germ cells are active. This is the best time to destroy the dermal papilla of the hair follicle. The hair is more likely to be epilated permanently. Hair does regrow if treated in the other two stages, as at this point, a second hair is emerging in the follicle.
Hair grows at various rates on various parts of the body. The approximate time for regrowth is five to eight weeks.
Factors that influence hair growth are:
- Hormone stimulation
- Increased blood supply
- Congenital or hereditary patterns
- Glandular defects
- Certain Drugs
Why should you choose me to be your electrologist?
I have been professionally trained in Electrology at Beauty Skills Academy, Brisbane. I use the Blend Method of Electrology. I am a proficient electrologist & am fully aware of the importance of contraindications to electrolysis. I have 25 years of experience working on various clients, who have been very happy & content with my service. I take photographs before, after at regular intervals to monitor the results & also as evidence to prove the reduction.