Put simply, electrolysis is the very best method of permanently removing unwanted hair – whether it’s facial, underarm or elsewhere on the body. Unlike temporary methods of removing hair (such as shaving, or the use of depilatory creams which can often cause skin irritation), electrolysis provides a perfectly safe means of removing any visible hair whilst also preventing any regrowth.
This particular method of hair removal dates back as far as 1875 with the word “electrolysis” first being introduced by Michael Faraday using a Greek translation of the word “amber” meaning “dissolution”. However, given today’s technological advances, it’s now even more popular than ever before – and it’s easy to see why!
How does it work?
During your treatment a very fine sterile probe is carefully inserted into the hair follicle where it transmits a very gentle radio frequency to permanently disable any active areas of hair growth. You can either opt to have a specific area targeted or you might prefer to have a series of treatments in order to alleviate all unwanted hair growth. Regardless of hair type and growth rate, electrolysis can quickly target all visible hair and regular treatments mean that individual hairs can be treated at different phases of the growth cycle. Of course, the growth cycle varies massively between individuals but the method is extremely effective and will provide immediate results for all clients. What’s more, unlike laser or intense pulse light treatment, it can also treat all hair colours and types.
Who is electrolysis suitable for?
Electrolysis is suitable for anyone over the age of 18.
Common areas for women are facial areas, (top lip, chin, neck, cheeks and eyebrows), breasts, abdomen, underarms, the bikini line, legs, fingers and toes.
Common areas for men include the upper arms, around the ears, top of the nose, eyebrows, top of the back and around the edges of a beard where ingrown hairs might cause problems.
Electrolysis is also ideal for transgender and transsexual females – particularly for full beard removal, chest hair and pre-surgery genital hair removal prior to sex reassignment surgery.
Whilst both the Blend and Galvanic methods of electrolysis are best avoided during pregnancy, electrolysis is perfectly safe during pregnancy and poses absolutely no risk to either the mother or unborn child.
Does the treatment hurt?
One of the most commonly asked question is whether electrolysis is painful. Of course, pain is highly subjective but clients should expect a mild warming sensation or heat with perhaps a very slight discomfort. However, all treatments can be adapted to suit each individual client by simply adapting the current intensity, timing application and probe type so don’t be afraid to tell us if you find the treatment uncomfortable.
What equipment do you use?
We use the very latest equipment to ensure you get the very best results. Our machine, the Apilus Platinum Pure, is one of the very best on the market and works twice as fast as any other epilator by optimising energy concentration in the hair follicle. In fact, its 27 MHz radio frequency is so swift and concentrated that treatments are not only much more comfortable than conventional thermolysis procedures but also result in virtually no skin reaction!
What’s more, the Apilus Platinum Pure has five unique modes to ensure the very best in results:
PicoFlash – this produces a very localised coagulation at the base of the follicle whilst care fully avoiding any heat dispersion in the surrounding tissues.
Multiplex – this mode is the perfect solution for unruly, curly or distorted hairs due it is combination of low intensity radio frequency and ultra rapid PicoFlash pulse. Those problematic hairs will soon be a thing of the past!
PicoBlend – again, this particular mode will soon target deeply rooted or stubborn hairs in the anagen phase since it cleverly combines a galvanic current with a precise number of pulses.
OmniBlend – this mode intensifies the destructive effect of lye inside the hair follicle by combining the galvanic current with a continuous and powerful 27 MHz current.
MultiBlend – finally, the MultiBlend mode adds a split second 27 MHz PicoFlash pulse at the very end of the Blend sequence.
How much are the treatments?
We charge just £1.00 per minute with a minimum of 12 minutes per treatment.