Regardless of the colour or texture of hair, electrolysis can permanently remove hair growth from any area. We recommend electrolysis for patients who have white, grey or red hair that cannot be treated with laser but can obtain equally effective results by using Apilus. Apilus technology offers an advanced virtually pain free hair removal system.
Most clients are pleasantly surprised as the Apilus electrolysis systems are much more comfortable than other machines. There is a slight feeling of warmth when the current is applied but it is usually brief. The methods used are adjusted to the most comfortable for the client.
This depends on many factors such as the size of area to be cleared, hair type, location and density of hair growth. Sessions may take between 10 minutes to two-three hours. Most areas take a year or more to treat, this is because it takes that long for all hairs to appear in their cycle. Hormonally induced hair growth such as facial hair in women/transgender clients will also take a long time period as the slightly elevated levels of androgen trigger hair growth.
The two most common causes are hereditary factors and the ageing process. Glandular disturbances, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, obesity and anorexia nervosa are other causes of excess hair growth. They stimulate the hormone necessary to grow excess hair. Electrolysis does not cure the causes of excess hair growth but eliminates the effects of the various causes.
Yes it does! Each square inch of skin contains several hundred hair follicles but only a certain amount of these follicles are in an active hair growth cycle. The remaining follicles can grow at any time depending on the hair growth cycle and the causes of excess hair in each individual. A few chin hairs that are plucked out daily can mean that they are actually 30 or more hairs taking turns to grow! The good news is that each area of the body has a set amount of hair follicles and once most or all of the active hair follicles are successfully treated the excess hair problem is basically completed.
Electrolysis treats each hair follicle individually with a needle to permanently stop another hair growing. Laser tends to treat large areas of skin using a laser or light-based lamp which can stop hair growing for several months before another treatment is needed, hence it is called hair reduction rather than removal. Laser/IPL is generally sought when a reduction only is desired but electrolysis is the better option for when complete removal is the preferred outcome.
Skin may be slightly red, which will subside. Some people show little effects of post treatment electrolysis. Body treatments may display tiny pinprick scabs and may take longer to heal than the facial areas. After care advice will be given at your consultation. Correctly performed electrolysis will not result in scarring or pitting. Keeping your skin in good condition is a joint commitment, which will give you the best results and treatment experience possible.