Electrolysis, Kettering

Beauty Therapist carrying out some electrolysis on a client with unwanted hair growth
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With over 10 years of experience in Electrolysis, you have come to the right place for your permanent hair removal. Often clients find unwanted hair embarrassing and unsightly, but you can have confidence that Kolaine and her team will ensure the discreet removal of unwanted hair with complete confidentiality in a comfortable environment.

Using single use disposable needles all areas of the body can be treated. We will work with you to find a treatment plan that suits your needs

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis uses a Diathermy AC current (heat) to cauterise the capillary feeding the hair. This is achieved by inserting a very fine probe down into the hair follicle and distributing a small amount of current to the base of the follicle causing cell destruction and a small amount of scar tissues to build up within the skin meaning the hair can no longer grow back. The treatment is safe and effective and has been around for hundreds of years, Electrolysis is still to this day the only method of hair removal that can claim to be 100% permanent

How long will it take to remove my unwanted hair?

How long is a piece of string? Each person’s hair growth patterns vary and depending on the area to be treated and the cause of the growth this can vary considerably from person to person. We usually work on small areas like the lip or chin for around 15-30 minutes at a time although longer can be booked if necessary. This all depends on the skin reaction throughout treatment, your pain threshold and the speed in which we are able to work. The healing process between treatments and the affordability element of each client. We will go through a thorough consultation during your first appointment and discuss a treatment plan that suits you.

How often can I have appointments?

You can have an appointment as often as every 4 days as long as your skin is healing well between treatments. These will be spread out further as the hairs start to diminish and they are coming through less frequently. Initially it is best to have appointments more regularly so we can reduce the amount of hair growth as quickly as possible.

Once the hairs have been treated will they be gone completely?

Not after one treatment. There are 3 different stages of hair growth: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. The hairs need to be treated in the Anagen stage to be successfully treated which is when the hair has its own direct blood supply and can be cut off direct at its source of nutrients. The other two phases are the resting phase and the transitional phase neither of which have their own blood supply. There is no way of telling what stage of growth each hair is at but a good indication a was in the fully-grown stage is if it has a good-sized bulb attached to it and it has an inner root sheath. This is why a number of treatments are recommended to ensure the hairs are all caught at the Anagen stage at some point throughout treatment.

How can I manage my hair growth between treatments?

If you are conscious of the hairs coming through between treatments, we advise you shave the hairs back to the skin as often as you feel necessary.

How long do I have to let the hairs grow before treatment?

The hairs need to be at least 1-2 mm long which is usually around 48 hours from when you last shave. We do not recommend waxing over the duration of treatment as this can affect the hair growth cycle.

Will it be painful?

There is a slight pain element, but this is easily tolerated, and we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you

Will there be any irritation?

There may be some redness and the skin will feel a little tender after treatment but nothing to uncomfortable. The redness usually subsided within a day and we advise using a cooling Aloe gel after your appointment. These are available in store.

What aftercare is needed?

Avoid sun exposure for 72 hours after treatment, the skin may feel hot and this may aggravate it further as well as risking the formation of small pigment patches sure to the melanin in your skin which acts as a protector. Always wear a sunscreen.

Discontinue using Accutane for at least 6 months before treatment and avoid using Retin A, Tazorac or and Retinoids for at least one week before treatment.

Do not wash or apply anything other than your advised after care to the treated area for at least 24 hours post treatment. This should be done after thoroughly washing your hands and using clean cotton wool.

Do not touch or pick at the area after treatment. If small scabs form or the area feels tight or uncomfortable, use Epsom Salts diluted with cooled boiled water on a clean washcloth to sooth the area for 5-10 minutes or until irritation subsides (1 tbs of Epsom salts to half a cup of water).

Do not apply any alcohol-based products, you can apply witch hazel if needed.

Avoid saunas and steam rooms. Avoid excessive sweating in general. Sweat can cause a build-up of bacteria which can cause infections.

Remember some regrow this is to be expected. If you return as soon as the first regrowth begins to appear then the hair will be shorter and weaker.