Electrolysis for hair removal at Pure Skin Clinic

Electrolysis

Electrolysis was one of the first methods of permanent hair reduction. This hair removal treatment is suitable for most areas on the body and hair types.

The benefits of Electrolysis:

  • Can dramatically reduce or eliminate hair growth in certain areas.
  • Effectively treats all hair colours and types.
  • Hair that does grow back will be finer and grow back more slowly.
  • Ideal for treating facial – and other unwanted – hair.
  • Great for treating unwanted capillaries (RED VEIN THERAPY)
  • Effectively remove skin tags

Electrolysis removes hair while promoting lesser, finer hair growth over time. It works by passing a small amount of energy (a current) into your hair follicle through a very fine probe. This then produces a chemical reaction that destroys the cells at the base of the hair. Each hair is probed individually and then removed using tweezers.

This hair reduction treatment can be used to treat most areas on your face and body, but electrolysis is best suited for treating small localised areas such as your upper lip, chin, eyebrows, midline of your stomach, and your areola.

Electrolysis can also be used to treat red veins of the face (see RVT) and ingrown hairs.

Does electrolysis hurt?

Some people find the electrolysis process more painful than others, with some people comparing the feeling to getting a tattoo or snapping a rubber band against the skin. This feeling is not caused by the insertion of the epilator, but by the application of the electric current which stimulates nerves that are present near the hair.

How long does the treatment take?

Electrolysis treatment can last anywhere from 15-30 minutes.

Because hairs grow at different rates, you’ll need to come back for additional treatments to target hairs at different growth stages. Your treatment schedule will be tailored for your situation during your initial consultation.

Following treatment, you might see raised skin and redness in the area – it might look a little like an insect bite. But this should clear up within the day. After electrolysis treatment you should avoid swimming, sunbathing, wearing cosmetics or perfume over the treated areas for 24 hours.

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