Types of Electrolysis

  • Galvanic: This process produces a chemical reaction within the hair follicle. 

  • High Frequency (Thermolysis): This process produces a heat reaction within the hair follicle.

  • Blend: This process is a combination of both galvanic and high frequency.

At our clinic, we use all types of electrolysis. After the consultation, we will recommend which method(s) are best suited to the treatment plan. 

How Electrolysis Works

The part of the skin that controls the development and growth of hair is called the dermal papilla. This is located at the bottom of the hair follicle. 

Even if a hair is removed by tweezing, the dermal papilla (which is part of the skin) will still remain. This is why tweezing is not permanent. 

With electrolysis, the visible hair is used to locate the follicle opening. A very fine filament is inserted into this opening and then guided to the bottom of the hair follicle where the papilla is located. 

Once in position, a small amount of current is applied. This action cauterizes the papilla and makes it permanently unable to regenerate hair.

Note: When done correctly this process does not puncture the skin. 

Timing is Everything

In order for the hair to be permanently removed, it must be treated while the hair is still attached to the dermal papilla. This occurs in the anagen stage of the hair growth cycle.

Other Things to Consider

It is important to have an initial consultation with a trained hair removal technician to assess your individual case history. Every client will be on a different treatment program and the technician must take the following points into consideration, as they will affect the treatment process.

  • The area to be treated
  • Previous history of hair removal
  • Medication (Previous & Current)
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • The age of the person to be treated
  • Gender difference/Transgender/Cisgender
  • The skinís texture and moisture level (dry vs. moist) 
  • The vulnerability of the skin (hyposensitivity vs. hypersensitivity)
  • The texture and nature of the hair (coarse vs. fine / straight vs. curly)

Understanding the factors affecting hair growth will enable the client to have reasonable expectations, and assist the client in making the commitment necessary to achieve their desired results.


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