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What is Electrolysis

The Federation of Canadian Electrolysis Associations

What is Electrolysis?

Safe & Permanent Hair Removal in Canada

Proven & Permanent

Electrolysis is the only proven, permanent method of hair removal. It has been safely used around the world for over 125 years. It is an effective procedure for all skin and hair types and can be safely used on any part of the body to eliminate unwanted hair.

Safe & Effective

In the hands of a qualified professional, electrolysis is absolutely safe and effective. A skilled and experienced electrologist should be trained to insert the probe into the hair follicle without damage or irritation to the surrounding tissue. The result is permanent hair removal.

What To Expect

In an electrolysis session, a professional electrologist will insert an incredibly thin metal probe into each hair follicle. Depending on the method of electrolysis, a small electrical current and/or radio frequency energy is passed through the probe, permanently destroying the follicle cells at the root. After the hair is removed from the follicle, you will never have to worry about regrowth again.

How It Works

When the electrical current is passed through the probe, you may feel a hot, pinching sensation. There should be minimal discomfort throughout the procedure, depending on the area of the skin being treated. Some areas may be more sensitive than others, but the experience should never be painful. If you are experiencing any major pain or discomfort, inform the practitioner and cease the treatment immediately.

Before You Begin

Before you begin treatment, you should always have a consult with your electrologist to come up with a long-term plan that will give you the results you desire in the least amount of time possible.

Results

After treatment, you may experience some skin sensitivity and redness. This should fade within a few hours. 

Generally, it can take several appointments over the course of months to clear a larger area of all hair growth. Treatment times vary for every individual. Over the course of your electrolysis treatments, the hair in the desired areas should thin and become lighter until, finally, the hair vanishes completely.

Electrolysis Methods

There are three recognized methods of electrolysis, all with equal effectiveness

Galvanic:

The Galvanic method is the original method of electrolysis. It uses an electrical current to stimulate a chemical reaction, creating a tiny amount of lye that destroys the hair follicle cells.

Thermolysis:

The Thermolysis method involves using radiofrequency energy to generate a tiny burst of heat that destroys the follicle cells.

The Blend:

The Blend method combines the galvanic and thermolysis methods. The RF energy of the thermolysis method heats the lye generated by the galvanic method, destroying the follicle cells.