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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Electrolysis hurt?
Is there much skin reaction?
Can I have Electrolysis during pregnancy?
Are all hair colours suitable for Electrolysis?
Are there side affects?
What are the Sterilisation & hygiene standards?
What about needle free Electrolysis?

Does Electrolysis hurt?

Electrolysis has the unfortunate reputation for being painful. When Electrolysis is done correctly, most people find that this is not the case. Usually clients feel that it is much better than they expected. If there is a need, a topical anaesthetic cream can be used - most clients manage without it.

Is there much skin reaction?

The skin becomes a little red immediately after the treatment and this disappears after about one hour. The following day, there might be some mild irriatation but generally the skin gets used to the treatment and reacts less as time goes on. Your therapist will advise you on aftercare treatment, this is an important feature of the treatment and ensures minimal skin reaction.

Can I have Electrolysis during pregnancy?

Yes. There is no risk to mother or baby provided both are otherwise healthy when Short-wave Diathermy (Electrolysis) is used. It is best to avoid Blend or Galvanic treatment though. Breast and Abdominal areas are best avoided in the later stages of pregnancy because of the sensitivity of these areas.

Are all hair colours suitable for Electrolysis?

As well as dark hair, blond, red and grey hair are all suitable for Electrolysis.

Are there side affects?

There are no permanent side affects. Usually slight reddening of the area being treated occurs after treatment, but this eases after about one hour. The following day, there may be slight inflammation or irriatation but this eases over a day or two. It is important to keep the area clean and dry for 24 hours. This minimises skin reaction and risk of infection. Electrolysis is very safe and no chemicals are used.

What are the Sterilisation & hygiene standards?

Scrupulous cleaning of equipment is most important. A disposable needle is used for every client. No case of a transmittable condition or infection has been associated with Electrolysis. In most cases the skin of the client is not actually pierced.

What about needle free Electrolysis?

Needle Electrolysis is the only permanent method. Some salons offer Electrolysis, but inreality they use electronic tweezers. Beware of these as they are not going to give permanent results.


 

Why Choose Electrolysis
- Electrolysis has been proven to be permanent.
- Electrolysis is medically approved.
- Electrolysis can be used on all hair & skin colours.
- Electrolysis has been used safely and effectively for well over 100 years.
- Electrolysis is affordable.
- In skilled hands it is comfortable.
- Electrolysis gives freedom from unsuccessful temporary hair removal methods.


About Electrolysis
Electrolysis has the longest known track record for safe effective permanent results for hair removal. It is the only medically approved form of permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is suitable for male and female, from the young to the older client.

There are three methods of Electrolysis;
- Galvanic
- Short-wave Diathermy
- Blend

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Frequently Asked Question
Does Electrolysis hurt?
Is there much skin reaction?
Can I have Electrolysis during pregnancy?
Are all hair colours suitable for Electrolysis?
Are there side affects?
What are the Sterilisation & hygiene standards?
What about needle free Electrolysis?

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
A very common condition which can be responsible for an excessive hair growth in women is known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

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