AbizArt offers flexible scheduling, so getting started is easy. Simply call and reserve a time that best works for you ~ morning, afternoon or evening.
As a new client, it is advised to have at least 30minutes of time for:
A brief consultation : educating you on the process of electrolysis, causes for hair growth, methods utilized and how to achieve permanent results. A treatment card is initiated with contact information, a brief medical history, discussion on skin care-before and after treatment .
* a 15 minute plus treatment is performed.
* payment is taken and future appointments are scheduled as recommended.
15 minutes or less – £15
20 mins – £22
25mins – £25
35mins – £35
45 mins – £45
60mins – £55
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You have gotten this far because you are ready to make a difference!
YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIPS DESERVE A BEAUTIFUL, CARE-FREE SMILE!
Today, it’s all about how we look- this is truly a commercially-beauty based, cosmetically centered world…
If there is something we don’t like about ourselves~ we can change it. From hair length, colour and contacts, to plastic surgery and teeth bleaching, botox and collagen injections, to tattooed lips and eye liners
Getting rid of unwanted hair is no different!
So the question is ~ why isn’t permanent hair removal on your cosmetic priority list?
Women have been doing it for decades! Many articles reveal some beauty secrets of the most iconic women in Hollywood, including Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe utilizing electrolysis to enhance their beauty ~
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
2 out of 8 women suffer with some form excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism or hypertrichosis, during their lifetime.
Before coming to your electrolysis appointment, if possible, it is best to come without make-up on, however, not essential as I can remove it from the area being treated. As well please do not come right after sun tanning as it is too much stress and heat on the skin, and you may not heal as well. If you have dry skin, please apply a small amount of gentle face lotion two hours before your appointment.
Try to not come to your appointment in a rush. Understandably, in today’s society this may be impossible. However, arriving in a rushed, anxious, or overly stressed state may make your treatment more uncomfortable.
As a client YOU play an exceptionally important role in the success of your treatments. Before any treatment I will wipe the area being treated with witch hazel, which is a nice, natural astringent, and simply ensures the area is clean. After treatment I will re-apply witch hazel, as well an aloe based cooling gel. I have an affordable line of after treatment products that I encourage clients to purchase to ensure they are using the best after care possible. I will also give you after care instructions after your first treatment with guidelines and some tips to ensure that you heal as quick as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can electrolysis be done?
Electrolysis can be done anywhere, except for deep in the ear canal or past approximately 2 cm within the nose:
face (upper lip, chin, eyebrows, sides, nose, etc,)
Yes. The NHS recognize electrolysis as the only proven method of permanent hair removal. Once the blood supply of the hair has been destroyed at the root hair will no longer grow from that hair follicle. Thus, it is permanent but is a process over time NOT something that occurs immediately.
Does electrolysis hurt?
This is a difficult question as pain is subjective and is depending on individual tolerance levels and determination for the removal of the hair. Some clients do not find electrolysis uncomfortable, however, others do. If sensitivity is an issue there are options.
What if I find electrolysis uncomfortable?
If you find electrolysis uncomfortable, there are topical anaesthetics available that can numb the skin considerably eliminating much of the discomfort. EMLA is one of the most commonly used topical anaesthetics by clients at AbizArt. It is available at most pharmacies. Please discuss this option with me prior to purchasing and applying it before treatment.
What will I look like after the treatment?
This depends on the person, and varies depending on your skin type, the length of treatment, type of hair, and how well you follow your after care instructions. Redness and some swelling are typical reactions, but often are gone within a few hours. Sometimes for exceptionally course hairs a very small scab may form. Healing is seldom a problem for clients, and if it is changes can be made in your treatment program. Communication is essential between the electrologist and the client to ensure treatment satisfaction!
Will there be re-growth? How long will I require electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a process, and the number of treatments and amount of re-growth depends on several factors. This is an important question to discuss during your consultation as it varies from client to client. Some important factors that dictate the length of time are: age, skin tolerance, hair type, health, regularity of appointments, previous hair removal methods, and how well you follow your after care instructions.
How often should I come for appointments?
This is dependent on three main things: your expectations, budget, and schedule. I will make specific recommendations to suit your expectations/goals. However, if your budget, schedule, or expectations do not coincide it is essential that you adjust them so they do. This will ensure that you remain enthusiastic about the effectiveness of electrolysis and your treatments!
Electrolysis was initially developed in 1875 by Charles E. Michel M.D. While it has come a long way since its beginning over 130 years ago, it is easy to see why electrolysis is a safe, trusted method of hair removal. Time is on the electrologist’s and clients side!
When electrolysis was first developed a galvanic current was used to destroy hair growth. A galvanic current is a direct current. A direct current will take the shortest route possible through the body (so small you cannot feel it and it will not cause any harm ) and cause a natural chemical reaction in the hair follicle producing lye. Lye is a caustic substance that will force the hair to release and cause tissue damage within the hair follicle, so that over time the hair is permanently removed. This method is very effective, however, exceptionally slow. This is why the next modality to be discussed, Thermolysis, was introduced.
Thermolysis, or an oscillating current, was first introduced as a method of hair removal in 1923 by Dr. Bordier Of Paris, France. It only became popular amongst electrologists, however, during the 1940’s. Thermolysis is an oscillating, high frequency current. An oscillating current can best be described with an illustration. Picture rubbing your hands together back and forth as fast as possible. This is essentially how an oscillating current functions, however, at an exceptionally fast rate. The current moves back and forth extremely quick producing heat, this forces the hair to release and cause tissue damage within the hair follicle, so that over time the hair is permanently removed. This modality is very effective for, fine, thin, straight hairs, and is exceptionally fast. However, because it was not always seen as being as effective for the destruction of courser hairs, the next modality to be discussed, the Blend was introduced.
The Blend method was patented in 1945 by Henri St Pierre and Arthur Hinkel. It was developed due to the limitations of the galvanic current and thermolysis. To combat the limitations of each current separately Pierre and Hinkel combined the galvanic current and thermolysis current together. They found that the chemical reaction occurred quicker in galvanic at higher temperatures. Since thermolysis is an oscillating current that produces heat combining the two formed the perfect partnership. The blend is the perfect treatment for people with course, curly or distorted hair follicles (distorted hair follicles often occur from previous methods of hair removal such as waxing, tweezing, or curly hair). It is the only NHS recognized method of permanent hair removal.
Comparing The Modalities
|direct current||oscillating current|
|ionization occurs causing a chemical reaction in the hair follicle||causes friction, that produces heat, the heat that is produced forces the hair to release and causes tissue damage in the hair follicle so that over time permanent hair removal is acheived.|
|this reaction produces lye in the hair follicle||the heat that is produced is localized solely to the vicinity in which the filament has been inserted|
|lye is a caustic substance that forces the hair to release and causes tissue damage so that over time permanent removal is achieved.||this limits the effectiveness of the blend in curly or distorted hair follicles.|
|because lye is a flowing substance it can work more effectively in distorted and curly hair collicles||thermolysis is most effective for fine, straight hairs|
|lye continues working even after the hair has been treated||it is an exceptionally fast form of treatment|
|exceptionally effective, but incredibly slow|
combines the galvanic and thermolysis current together
increases the speed of the galvanic current, due to the heat of the thermolysis current
produces a faster, more effective alternative for course, distorted, or curly hair follicles
often less uncomfortable for clients, with a faster healing time
even more comfortable, with faster healing, and, research had found, up to 52% more effective
There are three primary types of hair:
|soft downy hair||fine short hair||longer courser hair|
|aka: fetal hair as it is present on fetuses in utero and infant at birth||aka: peach fuzz||pigmented and present on a large percentage of the body|
|often sheds a few weeks after birth||often lacks pigment||typically the type of hair that causes anxiety for women depending on its density and location|
|55% more vellus hair present on women than men||growth of this hair is affected by age, genetics, health and the hormonal changes of puberty, pregnancy and menopause|
|can cause anxiety when there is a dense amount of it on the face|
The are three stages of hair growth, it is important as a client to understand the growth cycle of hair. Working with the growth cycle of hair is an essential part of a successful treatment in electrolysis. The typical growth cycle of hair is 6-13 weeks.
Anagen is the hair’s active growing phase, when the hair follicle is at its deepest. There is dark bulb present and the hair is visibly darker. This is the most effective stage for electrolysis.
Catagen is the transitional or resting phase for the hair follicle. The follicle shrinks to about one third of its anagen size. There is often also a slight reduction in the pigment of the hair. During this phase a new hair will begin to develop under the present hair. This is the shortest phase of the growth cycle.
Telogen is the final phase in the growth cycle of hair. By the time a hair is in this phase it is essentially dead, and simply working its way out of the hair follicle by being pushed out by the new hair replacing it.