Electroylsis is the original permanent hair removal technique which works on dark, light, red and white hair anywhere on the body with regular sessions. A precise technique – targeting each individual root for maximum results. Our technicians are fully-trained, and individual disposable needles are used for each client.
5 minutes $30
10 minutes $45
15 minutes $58
20 minutes $69
30 minutes $82
Electrolysis is a tried and true option for those opting for permanent hair removal and can often be the best alternative to IPL for people with blonde, white, red and fine hairs or dark skin types, or for those with only a small amount of hair to be removed.
IPL and Lasers were designed around the idea of electrolysis however the delivery of the heat to the root of the hair is somewhat different.
During electrolysis, a probe is inserted into a hair follicle (like putting your hands into your pockets) and an electrical pulse is sent through the probe. If this particular hair follicle is in the “active” growth stage at the time of treatment, it will most often not grow again.
Though often there are three hairs growing at three different rates that sets the challenge of permanent removal.
It’s important to understand that all follicles have three hair stages Anagen, Catagen and Telogen and also to understand that each individual follicle has up to ‘three’ hairs in each follicle present at different times over 16 weeks.
The Hair Growth Cycle
Hair follicles grow in repeated cycles. One cycle can be broken down into three phases.
Anagen – Growth Phase
Catagen – Transitional phase
Telogen – Resting Phase
Each hair passes through the phases independent of the neighbouring hairs.
The Hair Growth Cycle
Anagen Phase – Growth Phase
Approximately 85% of all hairs are in the growing phase at any one time. The Anagen phase or Active growth phase can vary from two to six years. Hair grows approximately 10cm per year and any individual hair is unlikely to grow more than one meter long.
Catagen Phase – Transitional Phase
At the end of the Anagen phase the hairs enters into a Catagen phase which lasts about one or two weeks, during the Catagen phase the hair follicle shrinks to about 1/6 of the normal length. The lower part is destroyed and the dermal papilla breaks away to rest below.
Telogen Phase – Resting Phase
The resting phase follows the catagen phase and normally lasts about 5-6 weeks. During this time the hair does not grow but stays attached to the follicle while the dermal papilla stays in a resting phase below.
Approximately 10-15 percent of all hairs are in this phase at one time.
At the end of the Telogen phase the hair follicle re-enters the Anagen phase. The dermal papilla and the base of the follicle join together again and a new hair begins to form. If the old hair has not already been shed the new hair pushes the old one out and the growth cycle starts all over again.
A brand new growth of hair does not spring from the soil like a weed; it requires encouragement. The general causes of that encouragement are two factors either together or individually.
1) Increase of blood supply to the immediate area greatly enhances its growth. (Usually by the pulling out of the hair – through waxing, tweezing or threading).
2) Hormone stimulation certain hormones, on the other hand, seem to have the capacity for initiating the growth of new hairs where none existed previously.
Then when the hair becomes apparent unfortunately we then often choose to use temporary measures of removal such waxing, tweezing and threading which in fact often stimulates the hair growth creating even more hairs, darker and thicker.
If you’re not sure whether Electroylsis is for you or not, please come in and have a chat with one of our skin experts today.