Common Questions Asked By Our Customers.
Q. What happens during the treatment?
A. A tiny needle, about the size of an eyelash, is inserted into the hair follicle where the energy is targeted at the route of the hair. This prevents nutrients feeding the hair and the hair becomes weaker and finer. After repeated treatments the dermal papilla is destroyed and the hair is no longer able to grow and complete hair free results are obtained.
Q. How often do I need to come for appointments?
A. Commitment is key to success and the need for regular sessions is encouraged from your very first visit. Regular visits are vital to ensure effective treatments and progress. The treatment may be lengthy as each individual hair is treated. Regularity of appointments will depend on:
-The hair density
-The strength of the hair in the area
-The size of the area
-How the skin reacts at the time of treatment
-Healing abilities between treatments
Q. Do you accommodate transgenders?
A. All of our electrolysis technicians in our salon in Aylesbury are fully qualified to meet the needs of the transgender community, they are also specially trained with providing electrolysis to the genital area.
Q. Can any beauty therapist perform electrolysis?
A. No, to perform electrolysis a beauty therapist must have a NVQ (or equivalent) electrolysis level 3 qualification. A beauty therapist must also have a license to perform epilation from their local council and have relevant insurances. You should always ask for proof of these when enquiring about beauty treatments. Our electrolysis technicians not only hold the level 2 & 3 qualification, but also a Level 4 NVQ, and have undertaken training with Sterex, the international supplier of epilation equipment. They hold Sterex Academy Certificates of achievement in: Advanced electrolysis and transgender services.
Q. Does Electrolysis hurt?
A. Electrolysis can be a little uncomfortable for many people, but others can fall asleep during treatment. During an electrolysis treatment a tiny sterile probe is introduced into the opening of the hair follicle. A small burst of energy is released at the base of the follicle and a sensation will be experienced like a tingle, heat or a minor sting. Everyone has their own individual pain threshold which can be affected by a number of factors including: Anxiety, stress levels, menstrual cycle and area being treated.
What Is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis hair removal is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent hair removal. It does require multiple sessions to achieve best possible results. An electric current is applied with a very fine needle-shaped electrode, or metal probe into each hair follicle to destroy the root. Hair grows in different stages: growing, resting and shedding. 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.