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What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is an effective method of permanent hair removal.

What is involved?

At your first appointment with the therapist, you will have an initial consultation to discuss your needs, requirements and treatment plan. This will also give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The procedure involves inserting a metal probe into the hair follicle to the depth of the dermal papilla (the base of the hair follicle). A current will then be discharged at this point to cauterise the hair follicle, hoping to render the follicle of producing another hair. Each hair is probed individually and then removed using tweezers.

The sensitivity of the skin, condition, strength and location of the hair determine the treatment plan. Depending on the area of skin to be treated and whether the hairs are concentrated to a small area, will affect the amount of time between treatments. E.g. treatment on the face, an average of about 2 weeks should be allowed between treatments although this can vary slightly depending on the healing.

After the procedure you will be given after care advice by the therapist and an advice slip to take away with you, this is just to make you aware of the common reactions following the treatment and things to avoid for a period after electrolysis.


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