WHAT IS ELECTROLYSIS?
Electrolysis is the removal of unwanted hair through the means of a needle inserted into the hair follicle. Either a galvanic or high frequency current, or in some cases both, the current is dispersed cutting off the blood supply to the hair follicle. This in turn causes the hair root to be destroyed and helps prevent the growth of a new hair.
At the Westgate Beauty Therapy Clinic we use the ‘blend method’, which is a combination of the two currents – the most effective method of epilation.
DOES ELECTROLYSIS HURT?
One of the greatest fears of someone considering the treatment is that there is pain involved. Dependant on a person’s pain-threshold, there may be some discomfort experienced although the majority of clients feel very little discomfort or none at all.
WHO CAN RECEIVE ELECTROLYSIS?
Providing a full consultation is carried out prior to the treatment, electrolysis is a safe method of hair removal that can be applied to anyone. Men and Women can both benefit. If you feel that unwanted hair is in anyway a nuisance or an embarrassment, then electrolysis is definitely for you!
CAN ELECTROLYSIS BE DONE ON ANY PART OF THE BODY?
Yes, except inside the nose and ears. Electrolysis is commonly done on the upper lip, chin, neck, underarms, breasts and bikini areas.
WHAT CAUSES EXCESS HAIR GROWTH?
In most cases, excess hair growth occurs when a woman’s body is changing physiologically such as during puberty, pregnancy or menopause. The growth could also be hereditary or the taking of certain medicines, such as steroids, can also cause superfluous hair.
WHAT IF HAIR SEEMS TO RETURN WHILE I’M BEING TREATED?
Any hair seen in a few days after treatment is growth that had not yet appeared when you started treatment. Hair takes one to twelve weeks to grow. Also, your own previous hair removal methods may have caused distorted hair follicles. Hair roots in these areas may take several treatments to destroy.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HEAVY HAIR GROWTH BETWEEN TREATMENTS?
If you are unable to see your therapist, it is okay to cut the hair with the scissors although, leave the hair long enough for your therapist to treat. Never tweeze or wax between treatments as this can interfere with the progress of your treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
This will vary since each person’s hair is as unique as his or her physical appearance of personality. Factors such as the extent of the growth, area to be treated, age of person and any previous temporary methods that may have been used are important. In the beginning, most people will need weekly treatments, which will soon become fortnightly or even monthly as progress is made. Treatments on a regular basis are necessary for permanent results.
HOW ABOUT HEALING?
Healing after treatment is rapid with no signs remaining on your skin. You may have a temporary redness and slight swelling within the skin’s tissues but it will quickly disappear. Your therapist can recommend an after-treatment lotion to seal the area to promote healing. It is vital that the area is not touched or any product, other than the healing gel, is applied to the skin for at least 24 hours. Remember, the cell tissues have been destroyed and the follicles remain open for a small period of time. It is imperative that there be no reason for further irritation to the skin.
For any further information regarding the treatment, please visit the
Westgate Beauty Therapy Clinic and speak to a qualified therapist or phone 831 0256 X 1