What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a way of removing individual hairs from the face or body by inserting a probe into the hair follicle followed by an electrical pulse that is sent through the probe. If the particular hair follicle that is being treated is in its active stage of growth, it will most likely not grow back again. Electrolysis can most often be the best alternative for individuals with blonde, red or white hairs which may not be suitable for IPL. During your procedure you may feel a slight discomfort.
What you cant do before treatment?
Do not wax, tweeze, or use hair removal devices 2-4 weeks prior to your Electrolysis treatment.
The area to be treated must be clean. No makeup should be applied and the application of lotions, creams or serums should be avoided. We understand that there may be times that this is unavoidable so please let your therapist know.
What you can expect from treatment?
As a new electrolysis client you will be asked to fill out a consultation form which will include questions about your skin and hair type, medical conditions, previous treatments, etc. You will then have a private discussion with one of our therapist who will assess your individual requirements, suggest a tailored plan and take you through the details of the treatment including pre-care and aftercare. During consultation you will get the opportunity to ask any questions regarding your treatment.
Your Safety is our first priority
At Raquel’s skin care centre we use state of the art medical electrolysis machines for hair removal. We pride ourselves on both our knowledge and experience but also on our thorough consultations that ensure we have all the necessary information to minimize the risk of complications. With a new client we start by consultation including a small test patch so that we can assess the skins reaction and patient comfort level before proceeding to full treatment.
Is there any post treatments?
Redness and swelling can occur after treatments and can last from as little as 2 hours to anything up to 2-3 days. If you experience any discomfort during this period you may apply a cold compress to the area. However, if you continue to experience any discomfort please notify us immediately. It is compulsory to keep the treated area clean and bacteria free. After treatments avoid any excessive sweating for 24 hours as sweat can cause bacteria to enter into the open follicle and may cause the area to break out or become infected.