Electrolysis

Electrolysis

Electrolysis

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Description

Electrolysis was first introduced in 1875. An electrolysis treatment involves the insertion of a sterile probe, the same size as the hair, into the hair follicle opening down to the dermal papilla. The dermal papilla is the electrologist’s target as it is the part of the follicle that contains blood and nerves and feeds the growing hair. If the papilla and regenerative cells surrounding it are destroyed, the hair will die. When the probe is in place, a low-level electrical current is applied that will destroy the papilla and the surrounding cells, and loosen the hair in the follicle. The hair is then removed.

The American Medical Association recognizes three methods of permanent hair removal via Electrolysis; (1) Thermolysis, (2) Galvanic Electrolysis, and (3) the Blend. Thermolysis is a method that uses a frequency current to produce heat in the area influenced by the current. This heat cauterizes and destroys the dermal papilla. When it is eliminated, the hair cannot live. Galvanic is a chemical method that utilizes a direct current to convert normal body salt and water in the hair follicle into a compound capable of destroying the dermal papilla. The Blend is a combination of both currents together in the same probe. Thermolysis enhances the action of the galvanic method to produce a faster process. 

All hair grows in a cycle that consists of four stages; (1) Anagen Phase - Growing Phase, (2) Catagen Phase - Transition Phase, (3) Telegen Phase - Resting Phase, and (4) Exogen Phase - Shedding Phase. Hair can only be permanently destroyed in the Anagen Phase/Growing Phase, where 50-85% of hairs are in this phase at one time. The hair follicle during this phase has an abundance of colour and is being fed by blood vessels, this is where Electrolysis comes in as the heat generated from the electric current will seal off the blood vessels to these active hairs.

Everyone’s hair grows differently depending on age, weight, metabolism, hormones, hair thickness, the area treated, medications, ethnicity, etc.

Major factors contribute to the growth of excess hair:

  • Heredity
  • Racial characteristics
  • Glandular disturbances: thyroid, polycystic ovaries, overactive adrenal glands, etc. 
  • Medication
  • Topical influences
  • Stress
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause

During the normal systemic changes in a women’s life, hormone production varies. It is not uncommon for hormones during these times to be unbalanced. Increased male hormones (androgens) can be present which may result in a male pattern of hair growth. When a hormonal imbalance is suspected you will be encouraged to see your doctor for blood tests that may help to determine the source of the imbalance. Electrolysis can eliminate existing hair but it cannot stop new hairs from growing.

Choosing TLC
Preparation
Recovery

Price List

Price goes up by 15 minute intervals. Please note that the appointment time will include preparation, cleansing and charting of appropriate documentation.

15 minutes...............................................$35.00

30 minutes...............................................$65.00

45 minutes...............................................$95.00

60 minutes............................................$120.00

75 minutes............................................$145.00

90 minutes............................................$170.00

105 minutes.........................................$195.00

120 minutes.........................................$220.00

Description

Electrolysis was first introduced in 1875. An electrolysis treatment involves the insertion of a sterile probe, the same size as the hair, into the hair follicle opening down to the dermal papilla. The dermal papilla is the electrologist’s target as it is the part of the follicle that contains blood and nerves and feeds the growing hair. If the papilla and regenerative cells surrounding it are destroyed, the hair will die. When the probe is in place, a low-level electrical current is applied that will destroy the papilla and the surrounding cells, and loosen the hair in the follicle. The hair is then removed.

The American Medical Association recognizes three methods of permanent hair removal via Electrolysis; (1) Thermolysis, (2) Galvanic Electrolysis, and (3) the Blend. Thermolysis is a method that uses a frequency current to produce heat in the area influenced by the current. This heat cauterizes and destroys the dermal papilla. When it is eliminated, the hair cannot live. Galvanic is a chemical method that utilizes a direct current to convert normal body salt and water in the hair follicle into a compound capable of destroying the dermal papilla. The Blend is a combination of both currents together in the same probe. Thermolysis enhances the action of the galvanic method to produce a faster process. 

All hair grows in a cycle that consists of four stages; (1) Anagen Phase - Growing Phase, (2) Catagen Phase - Transition Phase, (3) Telegen Phase - Resting Phase, and (4) Exogen Phase - Shedding Phase. Hair can only be permanently destroyed in the Anagen Phase/Growing Phase, where 50-85% of hairs are in this phase at one time. The hair follicle during this phase has an abundance of colour and is being fed by blood vessels, this is where Electrolysis comes in as the heat generated from the electric current will seal off the blood vessels to these active hairs.

Everyone’s hair grows differently depending on age, weight, metabolism, hormones, hair thickness, the area treated, medications, ethnicity, etc.

Major factors contribute to the growth of excess hair:

  • Heredity
  • Racial characteristics
  • Glandular disturbances: thyroid, polycystic ovaries, overactive adrenal glands, etc. 
  • Medication
  • Topical influences
  • Stress
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause

During the normal systemic changes in a women’s life, hormone production varies. It is not uncommon for hormones during these times to be unbalanced. Increased male hormones (androgens) can be present which may result in a male pattern of hair growth. When a hormonal imbalance is suspected you will be encouraged to see your doctor for blood tests that may help to determine the source of the imbalance. Electrolysis can eliminate existing hair but it cannot stop new hairs from growing.

Choosing TLC
Preparation
Recovery

Price List

Price goes up by 15 minute intervals. Please note that the appointment time will include preparation, cleansing and charting of appropriate documentation.

15 minutes...............................................$35.00

30 minutes...............................................$65.00

45 minutes...............................................$95.00

60 minutes............................................$120.00

75 minutes............................................$145.00

90 minutes............................................$170.00

105 minutes.........................................$195.00

120 minutes.........................................$220.00

Price List

Price goes up by 15 minute intervals. Please note that the appointment time will include preparation, cleansing and charting of appropriate documentation.

15 minutes...............................................$35.00

30 minutes...............................................$65.00

45 minutes...............................................$95.00

60 minutes............................................$120.00

75 minutes............................................$145.00

90 minutes............................................$170.00

105 minutes.........................................$195.00

120 minutes.........................................$220.00