Electrolysis Hair Removal Overview
Electrolysis is proven safe and effective technique to permanently remove unvanted hair from the face and body. This is the best solution for areas where hair is not optimally removed by using conventional lasers. It can work alone or along side laser treatment plans. The Epilium & Skin practitioner instill an extremly fine probe into the hair pore to destroy the center of the root of hair growth. As a result, the electrical pulse avoids any regrowth in the treated area.
As the treatment could be a little bit painful, you can apply anesthetic cream two hours before the treatment. The duration of this type of treatment is lengthy since it treats the hairs one-by-one. We recommend this treatment for small areas or when hairs are scattered. Similarly to the laser, treatment involves several sessions as it takes into account the hair lifecycle.
The programme works for both men and women, on all types of skin and hair colour.
It can be used in conjunction with laser hair removal in the following cases:
- When the hair is too light and does not contain enough melanin.
- In areas where laser treatment is inappropriate because of the risk of a paradoxical re-growth (ie: regeneration of more hair that is thicker).
- For the treatment of areas with isolated hairs.
In some cases, small crusts can appear after the sessions. It is important not to touch or pull them as they will fall off naturally within 2 to 3 weeks of the treatment.
Following a session, photosensitivity is increased and therefore you will need to avoid direct sunlight on the treated areas.