How is the treatment carried out?
Electrolysis 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 skilfully discharged into the hair follicle. The only sensation felt by the client 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).
The treatment can be adapted to suit each client’s skin, hair and pain threshold.
Electrolysis can be used on any part of the body. No type or volume of body hair is too stubborn for treatment and no body part too embarrassing. Treatment areas include all facial areas, legs, bikini line, chest, nipples, back, abdomen, underarms, fingers, toes and eye brows. Some BIAE members also treat eyelashes, whilst others treat transgender clients, removing intimate body hair prior to surgery.
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 difference throughout the course of treatment, so you do not have to wait until the end of your course to see a difference.
Following treatment clients will be given strict aftercare instructions to adhere to in order to support the electrolysis treatment.
It’s crucially important to get the amount of destruction in the follicle just right in order to prevent any damage to the surrounding skin tissue while at the same time treating the hair follicle effectively.