Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal technique that is performed by inserting a tiny needle into the hair follicle. Energy is delivered to the follicle which disrupts hair growth and causes existing hairs to fall out. This is the preferred method for treating blond or gray hairs. The staff at Amethyst Wellness in Palm Coast, Fl is specially trained to provide electrolysis.
What is it?
During electrolysis, a tiny hair sized needle is inserted into the skin. The needle is placed deep into individual hair follicles, then a low-level electrical energy pulse is sent into the follicle to destroy the hair. The existing hair falls out and the process is repeated hair by hair. Those who opt for electrolysis will need to return for several treatments to destroy all unwanted hair. Electrolysis is the only method to destroy gray, white, red, or blonde hair. There are three ways electrolysis is done, each one is quick and permanent. Galvanic electrolysis uses a chemical to kill the root of the hair. Thermolysis uses heat from very tiny short-waves of electricity, and the Blend method uses both galvanic and thermolytic electrolysis to focus on the root of each and every hair. All of these methods cause the root to lose its ability to regrow. The hair is gone, permanently!
Other conditions that can be treated with electrolysis:
- Skin Tags
- Milia cysts
- Sebaceous Hyperplasia
- Cherry Angioma
- Seborrheic Keratosis
Is it painful?
Clients have described the treatment as a momentary heat sensation or pinch. Discomfort is minimal for most people, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Keep in mind that some areas of the body are much less sensitive than others. Many people read, listen to music, or even take a nap while being treated.
Who should avoid it?
- Woman who are pregnant.
- Those who suffer from shingles.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
- Keep yourself well hydrated.
- Avoid caffeine or other stimulants the day of.
- Do not shave 4 days before treatment, this will ensure we have hairs to work with.
- If having an underarm treatment, refrain from using deodorant the day of your
During my visit what should I expect?
A typical electrolysis appointment lasts 30-60 minutes. Here’s what to expect:
- Consultation to discuss treatment.
- Cleansing of treatment area.
- Treatment will begin.
- Post-treatment hydrogen peroxide will be applied.
After your appointment
- Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after treatment and apply sunscreen.
- After underarm treatment refrain from using deodorant or antiperspirant for 24 hours.
- After face treatment refrain from using makeup for 24 hours.
- Refrain from using hot tubs, pools, saunas, steam rooms, and extreme workouts for 24 hours.
- If a scab forms DO NOT pick.
- If swelling occurs apply ice to treated area.