Electrolysis | the only true form of permanent hair removal
With over 10 years of experience in Electrolysis, Yasmine our Cosmetic Dermal Therapist will help you regain confidence with the removal of those stubborn white, grey, red and blonde hairs that LASER hair removal just can not treat. After many years of working with other electrologists, Yasmine chooses Thermolysis over Galvanic. Thermolysis provides amazing and reliable results that even pregnant clients can benefit from.
The Aesthetic Lounge Difference
Comfortable treatments . Yasmine uses sterile, individually sealed two-piece needles. Two piece needles require extreme accuracy and skill but in return deliver quicker targeted results with less pain due to their ability to gain the "perfect insertion".
Permanency . A hair successully treated with electrolysis will only detach once it has heated through the dermal papillae, therefore a treatment cannot be made faster. A therapist which prematurley "plucks" the hair will result in quicker treatments however with no permanency or lasting results
Less Skin Reaction . Due to cryo-jet cooling, the surrounding skin is cooled and protected, resulting in a more comfortable treatment. Dermal cooling also massively reduce after effects such as; redness, welts and pimples.
Permanent Hair Removal
Electrolysis can be performed on any body area and any kind of hair. Upon consultation Yasmine will inform you if Electrolysis or IPL will help you achieve your best results.
$42 | allow 10 minutes
Whether you have 1 hair or 40 hairs, our minimum charge is for 10 minutes, however most clients benefit from a few extra hairs being treated.
$55 | allow 15 minutes
Cryo-jet cooling means treatments over 10 minutes are tolerable, even comfortable. This time is ideal for small areas like eyebrows or sides of the upper lip.
$67 | allow 20 minutes
Ideal for slightly larger areas like the lip and chin.
$92 | allow 30 minutes
Ideal for clients that have a few areas of concern like; upper lip, chin and cheeks.
$117 | allow 40 minutes
Most clients will not need more than 30 minutes, but occasionally extra time is needed for "virgin" hairs and larger areas.
$167 | allow 60 minutes
Cryo jet cooling ensures minimal skin reaction and no pain, however numbing cream is available:
- Topical Anesthetic A5 size | $35
Enhance your results and speed up recovery with our treatment boosters:
- High Frequency | $15
- Cold Therapy Mask | $25
- Scar Recovery Gel | $14 - $162
Frequently Asked Questions
Electrolysis is the only true form of permanent hair removal, more so than laser hair removal. Our electrolysis unit utilises a method known as thermolysis, RF, shortwave or diathermy, which emits high frequency (HF) energy. The electrolysis probe, itself, does not get hot. This HF energy is used to heat surrounding tissue to produce electrocoagulation (heating the target hair bulb to about 48 degrees). Most of the high frequency energy leaves at the tip of the probe, protecting your skin. Once the bulb has been sufficiently heated the hair detaches and comes straight out.
Electrolysis is a way of permanently removing individual hairs from the face or body, from black to grey to red and even white hairs. Electrolysis is especially useful for clients that cannot have laser hair removal or IPL hair removal. Electrolysis is most commonly used for blonde, red and grey hairs that laser cannot treat. It is also great to permanently treat the remaining hairs after laser hair removal or hairs that are too fine. We also use electrolysis for pregnant clients and for areas of the body that laser should not be used, like shaping eyebrows.
Most clients can have Electrolysis, including pregnant clients, as we use Thermolysis. However, darker skin types are advised to be on a specific skin lightening cream to reduce any possible pigmentation side effects from the treatment. Clients with a pacemaker will need a doctor's certificate to ensure your safety.
You will feel a momentary and localised heating sensation which will last from 4 to 20 seconds, depending on the individual hair. Discomfort is minimal for most people, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Keep in mind that some areas of the face and body are less sensitive than others.
Topical anesthetic is available, if needed at an additional cost, however the use of cold packs or cryo cooling is usually sufficient.
Unlike laser hair removal, immediately post treatment you will be hair free, as the individual treated hair is removed from the follicle. A slight localised reddening and/or swelling of the skin may occur during or shortly after the treatment, lasting 30 minutes to 48 hours. Rarely some clients can experience slight dryness or even little white heads on the treated follicle for a short time.
Electrolysis works by inserting a single-use, sterilised probe into the hair follicle to destroy the growth centre of the hair root. A slight reddening or swelling of the skin may occur during or after the treatment, but this will only last for a short time.
If this is your first time ever having electrolysis we recommend having a 10-minute session for your first treatment, as this allows us to monitor your skins reaction on a smaller area.
An electrolysis treatment cannot be rushed, the treated hair needs time to heat and detach properly from the follicle and the time it takes to treat an individual hair will vary from each hair, each area, each client and each session.
On average most new hairs can take 20 seconds up to 40 seconds to detach and this treated hair quickly reduces its treatment time over each session down to 2 seconds. As the cost of electrolysis is time dependent, most electrolysis sessions range from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the amount of hairs needed for removal. Yasmine will discuss session times and costings before each session.
Ideally if every single hair was present at each treatment and each hair was in the growing stage of its cycle then only one treatment would be needed, however this is not possible so it takes around 6 treatments on an individual hair to permanently remove it.
Furthermore, for many different reasons, it is not possible to treat every single hair each treatment, therefore it takes around 8 to 12 sessions in total to clear an area and possibly a few extra sessions if the hairs were waxed or plucked at the beginning of your first session.
Treatment intervals will vary greatly depending on several factors; the individual hair growth cycle of the treated area, previous hair removal modalities like waxing and shaving, hormones and whereabouts you are in your electrolysis program.
If you are new to electrolysis and have been waxing, plucking or shaving regularly you may need weekly to fortnightly sessions. If you have previously had electrolysis or have begun your treatments, then re-treatment may be around monthly intervals.
Once permanent results are achieved, clients with elevated hormone levels may need quarterly maintenance treatments, however most clients will find they will get several years out of treatment before a few new hairs develop and need treating.
You will read many articles, one therapist preferring one modality over another, however in Yasmine's many year's experience she has found Thermolysis to produce quick and permanent results. Unlike galvanic, as no electrical current is passed through the body, this makes this treatment also suitable for pregnant women.
What is more important over modality is the skills of your electrolygist, as an incorrect insertion, no matter the type of Electrolysis, will produce poor results and possible scarring.
Correct insertion is paramount for quick and permeant long term results. A correct insertion will not hurt and a hair treated properly, until it detaches from the bulb, will slip out of the follicle. You should never feel a hair being "plucked" from the skin. Also the correct choice of probe thickness also matters, which is why we have many different probe thickness'.