Electrolysis is a course of treatment that permanently removes hair growth and has the longest known track record (first used successfully in 1875!) together with the most effective results. If you’re after complete hair removal on any part of the body, regardless of skin tone or hair colour, electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method approved by the British Medical Association.
The process involves the insertion of a very fine, disposable, sterile probe (the same diameter as the hair) into the hair follicle, which is a natural opening in the skin. A tiny amount of energy is then discharged into the hair follicle – the only sensation felt is heat passing down the probe to the base of the follicle. The follicle destruction is achieved by heat (with thermolysis) or a chemical reaction (with galvanic) or both blended together (with the blend).
During a course of treatments there will be a constant, gradual decrease in the growth of the hair until it has all been permanently removed. Imagine watching a man go bald, e.g. 200 hairs reduce to 150 , 125, 100 etc. until there are no hairs left when follicle destruction has been achieved. The number of treatments required will vary from person to person and will be discussed at the initial consultation.
The first sign that electrolysis treatment is working is that the hair growth becomes softer, finer and lighter in colour. You will see and feel the this happen throughout the course of treatment, so you do not have to wait until the end of your course to see a difference