Electrolysis/Diathermy is a form of hair removal that has been tried and tested for a permanent hair removal solution for over 130 years. It is the only form of hair removal that has been legally named permanent.
Electrolysis is suitable for all skin types and colours and all hair types and colours. It is a safe, effective and permanent method of removing unwanted hair, from any part of the body regardless of the cause. Whether it is hereditary, metabolic, or due to hormonal imbalances, such as Polycystic ovary syndrome. (PCOS) The Chin & neck area is the most common place for unwanted hair, especially for women. The most common type of excess hair in this area are coarse dark hairs as well as light-coloured “peach fuzz” hairs. A common cause of excess hair growth is fluctuating levels of testosterone which cause facial hairs to grow thicker and more obvious.
So what is the difference between Electrolysis versus Laser?
The main difference between Electrolysis hair removal and Laser hair removal is that lasers work by targeting pigment, and they are not effective in removing light hair on fair skin nor dark hair on dark skin. Electrolysis works by precisely inserting a small probe directly into each hair follicle and applying a tiny electrical current down into it. Laser can also in some cause cause pigmentation to the skin, which can be avoided as with electrolysis it targets only the hair follicle and not the skin surrounding it.
The key is to always use an expert! With a highly skilled Electrolysis professional your treatment will be safer, more comfortable, and an effective solution to your permanent hair removal. Here at VClaire we use the very best, state of the art machines with the ability to adjust the electric current to each hair and skin type to deliver efficient results.
The treated area may be slightly red and sensitive directly after treatment, but this should go down within a few hours. Like all of our treatments, our therapists will give you aftercare advice following treatment, and it’s important to follow this to see the best results.