This treatment is used for permanently and safely removing unwanted hair. Whilst undergoing electrolysis you MUST stop tweezing, shaving and waxing the area to be treated as this will hinder the results and you must have some hair growth to enable this treatment to be carried out.
Using a sterile (one time use only) disposable probe a small electric current is placed at the hair root cauterising the blood supply to the follicle.
Without the oxygen or nutrients provided by the blood, the hair dies. Superficial redness of the skin will occur but usually subsides within a couple of hours. Many follicles have multiple hairs, so what may appear to be a quick re-growth is actually another hair entirely.
This is sometimes due to distorted follicles caused by waxing, tweezing or natural causes. Almost any part of the body can be treated: face, legs, bikini line and underarms. Treatment on legs and arms will usually result in tiny scabs forming, these are NOT to be picked but left to drop off naturally.
At Absolute Beauty we can offer diathermy, galvanic and blend methods of electrolysis. If you would prefer a particular method of electrolysis we ask you to mention it to your therapist before the start of any treatment.
Dependant on the area being treated a session could last anywhere between 5 minutes and 1 hour.
There are some skin reactions to be aware of, including redness of the area and very small scabs forming on certain parts of the body.
After care advice is given after the treatment and this must be followed to prevent any infection occurring in the area.
Frequency - Often starting at weekly intervals but lessening as the hairs cease to grow.