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Why Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal.  Excessive hair is becoming a more noticeable and embarrassing problem in today's society.  We live in an increasingly fast-paced, stressful environment, and it has been found that people under stress often develop heavier growths of hair than they might under normal conditions.  There are several other factors for hair growth such as hormonal changes, certain medications, genetics, etc. 

Many different hair and skin types can benefit from electrolysis because it doesn't target hair pigment (colour) like laser, but attacks the follicle itself.  People that aren't good candidates for laser can still get electrolysis.  For specific cases, the "thermolysis" method is used, as well as "galvanic or straight electrolysis". However, the most typical method is the "blend" method of electrolysis, which is a combination of the two.

Since many factors influence hair growth, you will need to return for several electrolysis visits.  The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person.  Most clients return once a week or every other week, as necessary. However, the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments have been completed.  Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.

A disposable filament is issued with each client before treatment to ensure  protection and safety.

For more information about hair growth, book a free consultation where your specific hair-related concerns will be assessed, and hair growth cycles will be explained.



1)  Does electrolysis hurt?

 You will feel a slight pinching or tingling sensation that increases with higher levels of heat.  A topical anesthetic may be used in some cases.  However, most people find it quite tolerable and some people have even fallen asleep during treatment.

2)  How does electrolysis work? 

Electrolysis is a heat destruction of the hair germ cells within the hair follicle.  With each treatment, the hairs get finer and lighter until the hair follicle permanently dries up. Treatments are safe and permanent.


3)  Are there any reactions? 

There may be slight redness or swelling which usually dissipates within 20 minutes.  More sensitive skin may have a slightly stronger reaction.  Regular treatments will reduce any side affects you may initially experience.

4)  How many treatments does it take? 

Just as everyone is individual, so are their treatments. It could take 6 months up to 3 years or more to complete treatments. The length of time it takes depends on what you have done previously to your hair, how much heat you can tolerate, how often you go for treatment, your skin type, location of your hair and the cause of your hair problem.  As you get farther into treatments the hairs will be dying off so you can go longer between treatments and the treatment time will become shorter.

5)  Is it permanent? 

Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal.

6)  How much does it cost? 

The overall cost to permanently remove hair varies with each person depending on the area and amount of hair to be removed.  Individual session rates are based upon the amount of time booked.

7)  What causes excess hair growth?  Many factors can contribute to the growth of unwanted excess hair, such as:

•    Stress, both emotional and physical
•    Heredity
•    Normal physiological changes, such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause
•    Medications
•    Malfunction of the endocrine system
•    Topical Influences

8)  What areas of the body can be treated? 

The most common areas are upper lip, chin, eyebrows, bikini lines, legs, underarms, hairline and other body areas. Your areas of concern will be discussed during your consultation.

9)  Is it safe? 

Yes, with a trained professional electrolysis is completely safe.  In some instances, medical professionals will recommend electrolysis with referrals from doctors.

10)  Can I catch diseases from electrolysis?

 No – For your protection, sterile disposable filaments are used for each treatment.

11)  Are there different types of electrolysis? 

Yes!  There are three forms:

•  Galvanic was the first method of electrolysis invented. A current is used for breaking down the salt and water in the follicle to produce lye which destroys the papilla area. This method is time consuming in order to achieve the necessary action. 

•  Thermolysis, which is also called short-wave, is a high frequency current (radio wave). The heat is usually delivered for a fraction of a second.
•  Blend is a combination of both Thermolysis and Galvanic currents. Thermolysis speeds up the chemical reaction produced by Galvanic.

What about other methods of hair removal?


In many cases when you stop waxing, within a year, the hair will regrow heavier than it was originally.


 It can be coordinated with Electrolysis treatments, but shaving is not a permanent solution.


Many clients are disappointed with laser treatments and, over the last few years, there has been a noticed increase in the amount of clients switching or returning to electrolysis for permanent hair removal after receiving several years of laser treatments. 

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