Electrolysis, when done correctly, ensures the total permanent removal of all types of hair on all skin types. One of the advantages of electrolysis over, for instance, laser is that it works on any kind of skin or hair color. eg. black, tanned, ginger and blond people. Electrolysis is the only method of hair removal which has been scientifically proved to effect total, permanent hair removal when it is performed properly and efficiently by someone who is skilled and professional.
I am an electrologist based in Muswell Hill, North London with over 10 years experience. I am a specialist in both permanent hair removal and advanced cosmetic procedures. This is the name given to the treatment of a wide variety of skin imperfections using electrolysis which is sometimes also known as advanced electrolysis. I use Apilus xCell Pur machine which is regularly tested to ensure safety and effectiveness. I also only use brand new disposable probes.
I am a full member of BIAE (The British Institute and Association of Electrolysis) which is the professional body for electrologists. BIAE is the only professional organisation to individually verify and certify the skills of members through practical and written examination. Members are required to undertake annual Continuous Professional Development study to ensure that skills and knowledge remain up to date.
Electrolysis involves the insertion of a very fine, sterile, probe into the hair follicle. A tiny amount of energy is then fed into the root of the hair. The only sensation felt by the client is heat passing down the probe to the base of the follicle. The treatment of the hair root is achieved either by heat (thermolysis) or a chemical reaction (galvanic) or both (blend).
Hygiene is absolutely paramount in what is after all an invasive procedure, so the area to be treated is clinically cleaned at the beginning of the session of treatment. At the end of the session the probe is consigned to medical waste and disposed of in accordance with law. This ensures that only brand-new, sterile probes are used.