Superfluous hair, although quite natural, is a problem for many women, and its removal is the most commonly used beauty service today. Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal, and it involves the insertion of a fine needle into the hair follicle to the hair root. A mild current is then passed down the needle to the tip to cauterise the hair root, enabling the hair to be withdrawn. This only takes a few seconds.
Each individual case has to be assessed, and for this reason it is essential to have a full consultation prior to treatment. The hairs that are removed during treatment will never regrow, but while there are still active hair follicles regrowth will take place. The process is a gradual one and with each treatment the hair growth becomes less. If the hairs have previously been removed by plucking or other methods before starting the treatment a permanent removal will require more sessions. Starting with one or two at weekly intervals, extending to three then four to six weeks between treatments, until finally only check-up treatments once or twice a year will be all that is required. At the initial continuation your electrologist will be able to give you an estimation of the treatment time.
The treatment is approved by the medical profession and has been available for over 100 years. You may have heard in the media about ‘cross infection’ risks – we always use Sterex Sterile Disposable Needles recommended by the Public Health Laboratory Service. The individually packed needles reman sealed and sterile until opened for your treatment. After the treatment it is disposed of immediately. Using this method every client has a new sterile needle for her treatment.
The cost of treatments is worked out in units of time from 5/10 minutes to an hour. When considering the cost of treatment, it should be remembered how much time and money will be spent in a lifetime’s pursuit of hair removal by temporary methods.
It is always advisable to avoid sitting in the sun or having a sun bed session for at least 24 hours after treatment. An after-care lotion is used on the treated area to soothe any heat reaction. It is advisable not to cleanse the area with soap but to gently rinse with warm water. Make up should be avoided until the day after the treatment, but if this is not possible your electrologist will advice you on the use of a tinted after care lotion.
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