Electrolysis hair removal is an alternative to laser hair removal. It’s for light, blonde, grey or white hairs on the face and body. The treatment inserts a probe, the width of a hair, into the hair follicle and delivers an electrical current. The current passes down the probe to heat and destroy the hair’s root, which prevents further hair growth.
No of treatmentsUsually 3-12
Depending on area
Treatment time15-60 minutes
How does it work?
Electrolysis is hair removal using a probe to treat each hair individually with a high-frequency electric current. At DestinationSkin, we understand the hair growth cycle and know the best time to treat hair to achieve successful destruction of the hair root.
We know that hair must be treated in the Anagen phase to reach the Dermal Papilla and the ‘live’ part of the hair follicle. When treating hair in the Anagen phase, during active growth, the hair will slide from the root with the darker bulb and sticky sheath around the hair. As electrologists, that is what we strive for and consider this to be a satisfying hair removal.
We do not require the hair to be long for electrolysis treatment; in fact, when the hair has become long it is not ideal for electrolysis as it could be in its dormant phase. Just a few millimetres of hair are enough to treat. Sessions will be spaced approximately two to four weeks apart, and multiple sessions are often needed to achieve the best results.
Will it work for my hair and skin type?
Electrolysis works best on a limited number of hair types that cannot be treated with laser hair removal. If you have lots of hairs, it’s advisable to have laser treatment first. That’s because with electrolysis we treat every hair individually. After laser treatment, any remaining hair can be removed with electrolysis.
What areas of my body can be treated?
At DestinationSkin, we treat almost every area of the body and face. With electrolysis we treat each hair individually, the ideal areas to have treatment on are small facial areas such as the chin and upper lip; we can also treat ears and other areas which cannot be treated with laser hair removal.
What results can I expect?
Your practitioner will advise on the optimal number of treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction; however, you will start to see an improvement after a couple of sessions. Your treatment sessions will be between 2 – 4 weeks apart to start with, lengthening out as the hairs reduce, The hairs will gradually reduce in texture and growth will slow, with some hairs no longer returning.
You should limit any sort of hair removal that involves removing the hair from the root for at least four weeks before treatment. This includes plucking, waxing and threading. You should also avoid sun exposure for two weeks before and after the treatment. Prior to the treatment, please advise us if you have used any active skincare products or had any recent facial or skin treatments on the area.
Before & Afters
|Get hair free skin with our courses||Maintain results|
|Treatments||Course of 3||Course of 6||Single Treatment|
|Electrolysis Hair Removal 15 mins||£99|
|Electrolysis Hair Removal 30 mins||£171|
|Electrolysis Hair Removal 45 mins||£258|
|Electrolysis Hair Removal 60 mins||£330|
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will be determined in your consultation. The average number of treatments is around 10 – 15 sessions, however ongoing maintenance is often needed.
Aloe vera and witch hazel is essential aftercare to keep the area hydrated and clean. We also advise you to use an unperfumed moisturiser such as the Essential Daily Moisturiser from DermaQuest and an SPF such as Heliocare, which provides protection from the UV rays from the sun whilst your skin heals after treatment.
Q: How much downtime is there after treatment?
A: After the treatment, the area can have mild redness and localised swelling, which will all disappear after 24–48 hours. Sometimes, a small pin-prick-sized scab can form where the hair has been removed. This will disappear a few days after the treatment.
Q: How much preparation is needed?
A: You should limit any sort of hair removal that involves removing the hair from the root for at least four weeks before treatment. This includes plucking, waxing and threading. You should also avoid sun exposure for two weeks before and after the treatment.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: An initial consultation will determine if you are suitable for the treatment. During the consultation, we will assess the area, advise on number of treatments and explain the frequency needed to achieve the results.
Q: How often should I have the treatment?
A: Regular treatments will get the best results. You will need to have treatments every two to four weeks.
Q: Does electrolysis hurt?
A: Most clients describe it as a mild warming sensation. Our practitioners are highly skilled and will adapt the treatment to suit you.
Q: Is this treatment safe?
A: At DestinationSkin we pride ourselves on having highly skilled practitioners who carry out this treatment.
What our clients say
After having laser treatment for my lower face area, I had a number of grey hairs that I then had treated with electrolysis. I had 3 sessions to remove these and now just return every year for a quick follow up on a few that pop up.