Is electrolysis painful?
Some areas are more sensitive than others and we prescribe a numbing cream to be applied 10 minutes before the treatment to alleviate this. During the treatment a cryo skin cooling method is used to reduce any discomfort.
How many electrolysis treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will vary from person to person as each client will have a different density of hair growth, for example, there may be 50 or 500 hairs packed into a small area of skin tissue, whilst some clients will have less hair which is spaced out. This means that each treatment course will vary, and therefore no actual figure can be put on the number of treatments required, but you will quickly feel and see a difference giving you the confidence to continue with your treatment course.
What does the skin look like following treatment?
Generally there is some mild redness and a little localised swelling immediately following electrolysis. This will disappear after an hour or so depending on the skin sensitivity and skin type. Generally the next day you skin will show no sign of treatment however occasionally there may be tiny reddish brown pinprick scabs especially on body areas or where hairs are distorted or ingrown. These scabs drop off naturally within a few days to a week depending on individual's healing ability. If however you notice any unexpected after effects please make sure to mention them as sometimes it's hard to tell how any one skin will react at first.