The Only Permanent Hair Removal Solution
Electrolysis is the only FDA approved permanent hair removal technique and method.
Other treatments, such as IPL and laser may reduce and slow down hair growth, however, the hair follicle often continues to repair and grow hair once again. Other methods of hair removal, such as waxing, plucking and threading pull hair from the follicle, but it will always regrow and often within weeks. Topical hair removal methods, such as shaving, which is just cut the hair above the skin, means the hair will grow back very quickly.
Furthermore, several techniques cannot be used for everyone. IPL and laser hair removal are not effective on people with darker skin tones.
IPL and laser are also not recommended for facial hair as it can cause further growth and could lead to scarring.
Electrolysis is here to provide a long term, permanent solution to unwanted hair. It is ideal for unwanted facial hair (upper lip, side burns, eyebrows, chin) as well as body hair (underarms, bikini line, neck & more). Please contact us for a consultation and to discuss your treatment plan.
Q1: What exactly is electrolysis?
Electrolysis uses electricity and heat to target each hair follicle to destroy it completely.
Electrolysis works for various skin types and hair types. Different needles are used for different thicknesses of hair and the current being used is adjusted for each customer.
Electrolysis is the only truly permanent hair removal method. Laser treatment (not IPL) is considered a hair reduction technique (50-75%) and is only completed by doctors in Singapore. Sometimes laser can be used in conjunction with electrolysis for larger areas of the body.
Due to it's shallow penetration into the skin, IPL is often not an effective hair removal technique at all. IPL can stimulate more hair grow and should only be used for topical skin firming & rejuvenation techniques (not hair removal).
A thin, disposable probe is inserted into the hair follicle.
Each follicle is treated with heat directly at the root. This destroys the root and stops regrowth.
The hair is released without resistance.
Q2: Is electrolysis safe?
Yes electrolysis is safe and done at the topical level of the skin. During your initial consultation, a thorough intake will be done to address any medical conditions or skin concerns you may have.
We will also do a demo electrolysis treatment during the consultation for each client to understand how it works and feels. This is also to see how the skin reacts and for the client to learn the simple aftercare recommendations.
The right energy level setting is monitored throughout a treatment session in order to maximize efficiency and provide the most comfortable treatment to clients. By using the the right energy levels for the size of the hairs, we reduce redness and irritation to the skin. Scarring should not occur. Scabbing may occur in dehydrated skin that required higher energy for the treatment. This is temporary if it occurs.
Our therapists adhere to high safety and hygiene standards. We use only disposable, single use, sterile, insulated probes.
Used needles are always placed into a designated Sharps container and then disposed of following NEA's Hazardous Materials protocols.
Our treatment rooms are sterilized after every appointment and your health and safety is our top concern.
Q3: Is electrolysis painful?
During electrolysis treatments, you will feel heat during the "zap" of each follicle. It is important that the therapist uses a strong enough current to get results. This will be adjusted to the coarseness of your hair and the area being treated.
Some areas (such as the centre of the upper lip) are more painful as there are many nerves under the skin. Some patients use topical numbing creams to freeze their skin or take a Tylenol/Ibprofin prior to treatment.
A demo treatment is preformed during every consultation.
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