Electrolysis treatments are a form of electrical epilation where a sterile, disposable proble is inserted into the hair follicle and a minimal amount of current is delivered to the root of hair to destroy it through a variety of modalities. All modalities will treat only the offending hair follicle, making this a non-invasive and more direct route to target unwanted hair.
Galvanic Electrolysis – Galvanic electrolysis is the oldest type for of this hair removal. The direct current used extremely effective but very slow. It creates a chemical change in the follicle to disable the root and the bulge.
Thermolysis Electrolysis – Thermolysis uses shortwave radio frequency or AC current. Thermolysis causes the water molecules by your hair to rapidly vibrate, which produces heat. When enough heat is created, thermolysis damages the cells that cause hair growth.
Blend Electrolysis – True to its name, blend combines both galvanic and thermolysis in one treatment. If one type of electrolysis does not destroy your unwanted hair the other will.
What to Expect
Our hair is constantly changing from a number of factors that make us who we are, it’s in our DNA. It is this diversity that makes proper hair removal through electrolysis a process. As our body reacts to different situations such as hormones, medications, weight and even our genes, our hair growth pattern changes and may activate dormant hair follicles. The complex nature of hair growth controls the number of sessions required to reach your personal preference of hair removal.
Generally, electrolysis is typically noticeable within 3 months and can take up to 12 months for complete and permanent results. We offer sessions from 15 minutes to an hour and recommend a weekly schedule so we make treat the follicle right when it emerges and at its optimal time for reaction.
Our goal is to see this process though to ensure complete satisfaction.
Each individual has a different tolerance level, and that is taken into account. Modern electrolysis methods can be described as causing a tingling or warming sensation but is considered to be tolerable.
After your treatment, it is common to experience redness or swelling, both of which are usually short lived. These are both natural reactions from the stimulus applied the follicle and can be eased with the use of an ice pack. In order to prevent any additional reaction, it is critical that you inform us of any medical conditions, medications, supplements, lotions and oils.
Here at Buff and Bare, after your electrolysis session, we perform a cataphoresis treatment. This treatment significantly reduce erythema, neutralise the pH balance and tighten pores and the hair follicles
- Your skin is cleansed with antiseptic cleanser
- A sterile, disposable probe is opened in front of you, so you know that there is never a risk of cross infection
- The probe is inserted alongside the hair down the hair follicle, which is a natural opening of the skin and as such does not involve any piercing of the skin
- When the probe is in a correct position in the hair follicle, the epilator is used to treat the part of the hair follicle which produces new hair
- The treated hair is then removed from the hair follicle without being plucked with a pair of tweezers
- When all the hair have been removed the cataphoresis treatment is performed to bring the skin ph balance back to normal and reduce the redness on the skin
- There is no such speed that we should work at and therefor it is very difficult to give an exact figure. Accuracy is more important than speed
- Some areas are more difficult to work on, which can slow down the pace of work, while others are easily treated
- Your skin reaction can also be a factor of how much work we can carry out in one area, as we cannot over treat the skin
- This depends how large the area that is being treated is and how well the skin recovers between treatments
- It does take time for the skin to recover, as we are permanently treating the hair. However, as the hairs grow back finer, the length between treatments become longer
- Regular appointments are vital in the early stages of treatment to ensure progress
- The frequency of the treatments will reduce as the hair follicles respond to treatment
It’s very difficult to answer this question, as the results will depend on the following:
- The treatment and the technique used
- How much hair is present
- How thick the hair is
- The condition of your skin
- How quickly the skin recovers
- Causes of unwanted hair