Electrolysis what is it?
Angela Hodgkiss – Angelique Day Spa and skin Clinic
We get a number of enquiries a week about electrolysis and even have clients driving 40km to us because there are so few salons around these days that still offer the dying art of electrolysis. Why? Firstly because few schools still offer this subject as a core unit and secondly IPL and laser are by far the quicker and easier modality. However, electrolysis definitely still has its place in the beauty industry. It is the ONLY modality that will permanently remove unwanted hair for good. IPL and Laser are only permanent hair ‘reduction’ methods. All modalities will take at least 8 sessions to remove hair and IPL and Laser will generally have a once a year follow up.
How does it work? Hair follicles have 1000’s of growth cells around each hair follicle and with every treatment and few hundred are killed off each time. Once they are dead they are dead forever. However clients must be loyal to the process (as per IPL and laser) and need to come fortnightly so stunned growth cells that are left do not have time to rebuild. There are two types of electrolysis methods. Galvanic and thermolysis. Galvanic creates build up of alkali to destroy hair follicle and can take up to a minute each hair. Thermolysis is the chosen method at Angelique’s because it’s much faster at around 5 secs per hair. It uses current to destroy hair follicle.
Advantages: It is permanent. It doesn’t rely on pigment in the hair to work so it is the only method that can effectively work on grey and white hairs too. Unlike IPL and laser, skin is not more sensitive to UV.
Disadvantages: It is a lot slower than laser and IPL so definitely not recommended for large areas, histamine is sometimes triggered which results in hive like bumps for a few hours (nothing a telfast doesn’t fix), it is uncomfortable (but so is laser and IPL).
So if you are interested in removing body or facial hair once and for all give the experts at Angelique a call for a free consultation to determine what method is best suited to you. 9326 2339