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Electrolysis for Permanent Hair reduction


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05/08/2010

Electrolysis for Permanent Hair reduction

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Written by: Kathryn Danzey
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Hair grows in 3 stages:

Anagen: The early production stage of the hair cycle in a follicle.

Catagen: The brief transitional phase between growth and the inactive stage of a follicle.

Telagen: The resting phase of hair cycle.

It is impossible for the electrologist to determine accurately these stages. They may be treating the hair at any given stage, however permanent destruction can only be achieved in the anagen state.

Therefore for removal the hair must be in the active growing stage and showing at time of treatment. The client should not pluck, wax or chemically depilate prior to treatment. The area is cleansed pre treatment and a fine probe inserted into the follicle, the follicle is then destroyed using one of three methods; electrolysis, thermolysis or blend.

Electrolysis uses electrical currents to produce a chemical reaction that destroys hair follicles. Thermolysis uses a high frequency current to produce heat that destroys the hair follicles.

Each hair is removed individually so it can be a long process. As with all treatments for hair removal the success is variable. In cases of hormonal problems it may be that ongoing treatment is necessary to keep up the reduction.

This article was written with the collaboration of an electrolysis examiner, however there have been several contacts from electrologists to say they have had good results when hair is in the telogen stage, please find more information at

www.bonoelectrolysis.com



About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without Moisturiser with sun protection, microdermabrasion and pedicures




  • Josefa Macías Reina

    This type of articles is what helps keep the myths and falsehoods related to Electrolysis:
    “It is impossible for the electrologist to determine accurately these stages.”

    There is sufficient evidence or clues in the hair shaft which allow to differentiate between hairs in the growth phase and hairs in the resting phase.

    “Each hair is removed individually so it can be a long process”

    Each hair is removed individually, a fact which ensures accurate impact in the target tissue of the hair follicle, and as a result, irreversible hair removal. The duration of the process depends on the choice of the method, cliient´s tolerance, and practictioner´s experience. Although the elimination of 99% of the hairs on any given area should never exceed 18 months.

    “They may be treating the hair at any given stage, however permanent destruction can only be achieved in the anagen state.”

    The hair can be treated at any stage of the cycle, with the same chances of success. However, the treatment in densely populated areas with telogen hairs reduces the % of regrowth. (Proven Facts).

    “As with all treatments for hair removal the success is variable. In cases of hormonal problems it may be that ongoing treatment is necessary to keep up the reduction.”

    As with no other system on permanent hair removal, electrolysis can guarantee the success of treatment in each treated follicle. Hormonal problems or further development in which the vellus (peach fuzz) hair becomes intermediate or terminal hair will be resolved through subsequent sporadic sessions.

  • Josefa Macías Reina

    Moreover, the title of this article is wrong, so it should be: Electrolysis for Permanent Hair REMOVAL. 138 years of existence, the whole scientific community, and millions of users guarantee its true name.

  • BeautyBizNews

    Many thanks for your comments, this is a general article and is from 40 years of experience in the industry, my thoughts are that all hair removal treatments should be considered as reduction. Each individual hair follicle can be considered removed but no one can determine what may happen in the future as you quite rightly say. I find the comment that it doesn’t matter what cycle of hair growth the hair is in, I am totally open minded and would welcome an article with your thoughts.


 
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