PROUD TO OFFER CLIENTS TWO ALTERNATIVES FOR PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL. WE WILL EXPLAIN BOTH LASER AND ELECTROLYSIS METHODS and HELP YOU DETERMINED WHICH METHOD IS BEST FOR YOU.
Proven to be permanent for decades, electrolysis is the only hair removal method capable of removing white and grey hairs. It is impossible for any laser on the market to be effective with white and grey hairs due to the absence of melanin in those hair shaft.
A low-level electric current is applied with a very fine sterile needle into each individual hair follicle to destroy the root. Because electrolysis focuses on one hair at a time, it can be a tedious process.
Electrolysis can be performed on any color of skin and any colour of hair.
Because all of the hair isn't on the same growth stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to permanently remove the hair, just like laser hair removal.
The most important factor in getting results is selecting a skilled electrologist.
Who should consider electrolysis?
Anyone with white and grey hairs are good candidates. Eectrolysis is the only effective way to destroy white and grey hairs. It is impossible for any laser on the market to be effective due to the absence of melanin in those hair shaft.
ANYONE DESPITE THEIR SKIN OR HAIR COLOR BECAUSE IT ATTACKS THE HAIR FOLLICLE ITSELF, AND NOT THE PIGMENT IN THE HAIR.
What is the difference between electrolysis and laser?
Laser might be your better choice if you have pigment "color" in the hair. Laser is generally the less expensive of the two and requires less time and treatments. But if you have white or very light hair, then I recommend electrolysis.
Is it safe?
Electrolysis treatments at U Spa are extremely safe. Maria Perez is a Certified Electrologist and has accumulated over 30 years experience in electrolysis treatments.
How does it work?
A low-level electric current is applied with a very fine sterile needle electrode into each hair follicle to destroy the root. Because electrolysis focuses on one hair at a time, it can be a tedious process. Electrolysis can be performed on any color of skin and color of hair. There are two factors that determine results with any of the modalities and nuances thereof.
The first is that the current is applied via a fine wire filament, also known as an electrolysis needle. Other methods of applying electrology currents to the skin will not deliver the type of treatment energy that will result in stopping hair growth in the follicle.
The second factor that determines results with electrology modalities is practitioner skill. Selecting a skilled electrologist may be the most important factor in getting results.
Because all of the hair isn't on the same stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to get the hair in the growth phase for electrolysis hair removal to be most effective- just like laser hair removal.
How many treatment do I need?
Multiple treatments are needed, in order to satisfy the aesthetic expectations of the client! Electrolysis or laser hair removal are only effective on actively growing hair follicles, treatments should be spaced apart so that the hair follicles that were not in the active growing phase in the area have time to re-grow again before being treated. If the treatment is given to soon, that particular treatment will not be effective. During the free consultation, Maria will explain and build a time schedule for the treatment to be carried.
How should I prepare and what should I do before treatment?
Don’t wax or tweeze for 2 weeks prior to initial treatment.
Don't be afraid to ask questions !
What are the differences between electrolysis hair removal systems?
Galvanic. The original electrolysis modality is applied via direct current, resulting in a chemical change of salt and water to lye surrounding the hair follicle.
Thermolysis. Also known as radio- or high-frequency, uses alternating current to provide heat in the follicle.
Blend. A combination of the direct and alternating current, so that a chemical and heating action occur together or sequentially in the follicle. Since the advent of computerized epilators, there are many nuances to these current applications.
Is it painful?
Yes and Everyone has their own tolerance to pain. Electrolysis has been likened to a stinging and pricking sensation, and each follicle has to go through it.
What are the possible side effects?
Temporary discoloured skin and scabs, can if it's done improperly.