Electrolysis is a safe, effective and affordable method of removing unwanted hair on both men and women, and works well as a stand-alone treatment, or as part of a program alongside Laser Hair Removal. It is the most effective form of permanent hair removal, although permanent results can never be 100% guaranteed.
Electrolysis works by destroying the root of the hair by cutting off the blood supply, which feeds its growth, therefore starving it of nourishment and nutrients. Your expert skincare therapist at Nuriss will use a very fine disposable sterile needle, called a ‘probe’, which is about the size of an eyelash, to treat each individual hair follicle with a small current. The treatment damages the base of the hair follicle rendering it unable to produce hair as quickly. The rate of growth will continue to decrease with each additional treatment.
Statistics show that 60 to 95% of targeted hair is permanently removed after the recommended course of treatments, which your skincare therapist will discuss with you during your initial consultation.
Electrolysis hair removal can be used on almost any part of the body, and is particularly successful on the face. It works well on its own, or as part of a course of treatments alongside laser hair removal.
Electrolysis can be used to remove hair from the:
There are varied costs associated with Electrolysis Hair Removal depending on the treatment area and the required number of sessions. Despite our luxurious London-location and leading hair removal therapists, Nuriss electrolysis prices are very affordable. The cost of electrolysis will be discussed during your initial in-depth consultation, but prices start from as little as £50.
Permanent hair removal with electrolysis is a welcome relief for men with unsightly or uncomfortable hair caused by genetics or testosterone. Common “manscaping” treatments include back and ear hair, monobrow, shoulder hair and neckline hair, and the electrolysis also works to treat skin irritations or remove ingrown hairs.
There are many reasons why someone might not have the best electrolysis experience; usually it is due to poor treatment by an inexperienced practitioner. Electrolysis will always work when performed by one of Nuriss skilled and experienced therapists.
Although it is generally not advised, sometimes it may be necessary when the area being treated cannot be cleared during the first few treatments. Nuriss appointments are scheduled on a regular basis to avoid unnecessary embarrassment and prevent the necessity for temporary hair removal methods.
Generally there is some redness and a little bit of localised swelling immediately following electrolysis. This will disappear in time depending on your skin type and the sensitivity of your skin. Any swelling or redness should subside within 24 hours or so, however, if you notice any unexpected after-effects, you should contact your Nuriss consultant or a doctor.
It is best not to start electrolysis immediately before a holiday, prior to a busy period or just before an important event when it will be difficult to stick to your appointment schedule. You will continue to witness reduced hair growth throughout your course of treatments.
If you are unsure of which method will work for you, your expert skincare therapist will be able to advise you on the best course of treatments during your initial in-depth consultation at Nuriss. Your consultant may recommend electrolysis on its own, or laser on its own. Or they might advise you to start with laser treatments and then follow it up with electrolysis. Your therapist will cover the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment during your first appointment.
Electrolysis treats each hair follicle individually to permanently destroy the follicle’s ability to reproduce, while laser tends to treat larger areas of skin using a laser or light-based lamp. This can reduce hair growth, but will not often remove all the hair permanently. Permanent hair removal with electrolysis requires a longer course of treatments but can result in complete, permanent removal of all hair treated. Electrolysis can work well alongside laser hair removal, and this option can be discussed with your therapist during your first appointment.
Hair goes through a growth, rest and replacement cycle. Each follicle produces hair from the blood supply, and eventually discards it through shedding. This sequence of events is repeated constantly until hair ceases to form.
Pregnant woman may experience hormonal changes, which can result in unwanted hair growth. However, we never advise women to have electrolysis treatments during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. We suggest seeking your doctor or obstetrician’s approval prior to seeking treatment.
Excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism, can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hair on the face and body. Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment, which is why it is important to break down the hair growth cells over a course of treatments. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your hair removal therapist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.
Chemical liquids such as bleach or creams are often used to remove unwanted hair. However, unlike electrolysis these products contain harsh chemicals and can be time-consuming and messy. They may also discolour the skin and are not permanent. There are Electrolysis Hair Removal devices available for home use, but these are often unsafe for use by anyone who is not trained or experienced in electrolysis. Professional electrolysis hair removal in a skincare clinic is the safest option for effective, lasting results.
You should refrain from waxing, plucking or removing hair from the root in the desired treatment area for six weeks prior to treatment. For best results, your therapist will recommend shaving the area about 1 to 3 days before each treatment. It is also recommended that you avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment.
Electrolysis treatments are all about timing and intensity. Most Nuriss patients describe their electrolysis treatment as a mild warming sensation. However, you should immediately inform your consultant if you experience extreme pain or discomfort.
Nuriss friendly consultants will consider your specific needs and design a treatment plan around them.
Nuriss consultants use disposable sterilised needles or probes, which eliminate any risk of cross-infection. Our Wimpole Street clinic in central London is modern and clean, and our hair removal therapists are highly trained and experienced.
Electrolysis hair removal is a tried and trusted method that has been used for over 40 years, and professionals are continuously improving the technology used to achieve even more effective results. Nuriss electrolysis hair removal treatment is safe and effective, and your expert consultant will cover all potential risks and side effects during your first appointment.
Electrolysis poses few risks to healthy individuals. You may experience some temporary side effects, including slight redness, swelling and tenderness to the treatment area for a few days following each session. However, this is normal and should subside within 48 hours or so.
When performed correctly, electrolysis can permanently remove unwanted hair, although this can never be 100% guaranteed. Hairs will become thinner and lighter and take longer to grow back after each treatment. A course of treatments will be recommended to you during your initial consultation with one of Nuriss hair removal experts, to achieve optimal results.
Electrolysis involves the use of a very fine disposable needle called a probe that works by cutting off the hairs’ blood supply. The probe is about the size of an eyelash and treats each hair follicle with a small current, destroying the root, which renders it unable to produce hair as quickly. Over a course of treatments, your hairs will continue to become lighter and thinner and in some cases, hair can be removed permanently.
Electrolysis should never be performed on the inside of your ears or nose, nor to remove hair from a mole or a birthmark. Those with a pacemaker should not have electrolysis on any part of their body and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait to receive treatment.
Unlike shaving, waxing or plucking, electrolysis can permanently remove unwanted hair. Treatment areas range from facial, neck, shoulders, arms and underarm hair to torso, abdomen, back and chest hair. Competitive athletes often choose this treatment, as it is less time-consuming than constantly shaving or waxing.
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