Do you have unwanted hair?
Unwanted hair is a common problem affecting most women to varying degrees throughout their lives and promoting the use of various temporary methods of hair reduction or hair management systems. However electrolysis is still the only proven permanent method of hair removal and many women and indeed many men, have benefited from this tried and trusted treatment.
Are there any side effects of the treatment?
When electrolysis is performed correctly by a skilled electrologist it is perfectly safe. On your first appointment it is important for you to complete a full consultation. The electrologist will check all medical history for any reason why a treatment cannot be performed.
Following a treatment the electrologist will go through the aftercare advice and apply a soothing aftercare gel. It's important for the you to follow the advice to prevent any unwanted reaction.
Why is it necessary to commit to a course of treatments?
Each hair requires more than one treatment because each individual hair has its own growing cycle and blood supply. Electrolysis works by weakening the hair and eventually destroying it. Courses of treatment are therefore imperative. Results take a little more time, similar to dieting it's not the crash diet but the healthy eating plan that works in the long run.
Will all the hair present be removed at my visit to the salon?
The amount of hair present, the skin type and the density of the hair growth affects the amount of hair that will be treated on the day. If the hairs are sparse they can be treated in one treatment. The amount of hairs that require treatment will affect how long the appointment is scheduled for. E.g. if the client has several hairs on the jaw line that are quite spaced out it will probably be a 10-15 minute appointment and all hairs will be treated. If the hair is dense in a small area on the corners of the top lip it may still be a 10-15 minute appointment but to avoid over treatment not all hairs can be removed. The skin will be sensitive following a treatment and therefore to allow the skin to heal naturally not all hairs in one area are treated. You can return in the week, depending upon healing rate, to have the remaining hairs removed. All this will be discussed on the initial consultation when you and the electrologist will agree on a treatment plan.