Electrolysis hair removal is the permanent removal of unwanted hair by sliding a tiny probe, the approximate thickness and diameter of hair, down the hair shaft to the root of the hair where a quick pulse of energy is applied, resulting in the coagulation of the blood supply to the hair shaft and the destruction of the root.
Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis, including the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts, and legs. There are generally no permanent side effects, but sometimes a temporary, slight reddening of the skin may occur.
What Causes Unwanted Hair Growth?
Hair growth is the result of heredity and hormone levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal, and illnesses can stimulate hair growth.
How Many Electrolysis Treatments Will I Need?
Many factors influence hair growth, so you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.
How Should I Prepare?
You'll want to avoid sun exposure for 48-72 hours before your scheduled appointment. Avoid waxing, tweezing or plucking any hair for as long as possible. You should also avoid caffeine, alcohol or stimulants on the day of your visit, although you may want to take a pain reliever, such as ibuprofen about one hour before your visit.
Topical cream can be applied to numb the skin and reduce the discomfort, and you may purchase at the time of your visit.
What Are The Aftercare Instructions?
In general, staying out of the sun for a few days and wearing sunscreen. Avoid sweating, hot tubs or wearing make up to prevent irritation or possible bacteria at the site of treatment, which can cause an infection.
Use an antibacterial ointment or cortisone to minimize infection or swelling.
Electrolysis hair removal is a great alternative for people with blonde, white, red or fine hairs & all skin types. Individuals with Ingrown hairs and razor bumps are candidates as well and will discover this method a great relief for such concerns.