How Electrolysis Works?
Electrolysis was invented by Dr. Charles Michel in 1875. He used electrolysis to remove irritating ingrown eyelash hairs. The history was made. With over a century of well proven safety and effectiveness, today’s computerized electrolysis remains the only permanent hair removal procedure that is recognized by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and AMA (American Medical Association).
It is the skill, knowledge and experience of an electrologist that insures permanent hair distraction, rather than which method is used.
3 Electrolysis methods of permanent hair removal:
Destroys the hair by coagulating the papilla through the use of heat produced by high-frequency current. Takes only seconds per hair.
Destroys the hair by the means of chemical action. A substance referred to as lye is produced. First method developed, can take up to a minute or more per each hair. Rarely used today.
This is a combination of galvanic and thermolysis.
Our office uses thermolysis method, which sometimes is referred to as flash or short wave.
We are using the Apilus technology. Apilus is an advanced electrolysis equipment offering hair removal treatments that are more efficient, more comfortable and more rapid than any other epilation technology. Thanks to its powerful, computer-controlled system, Apilus gives the highest degree of precision and control. Apilus is also equipped with a unique "tolerance test", which allows the unit to be adjusted and adopted to your level of sensitivity to the current. Apilus high-precision mechanism uses pulses as little as one-thousands of a second, which assures incomparable comfort.
A very fine flexible sterile probe or needle is inserted into the follicle, which is the tiny, natural opening out of which the hair grows. Once the probe is inserted properly down into the follicle, a burst of specifically timed and measured current is discharged to destroy hair cells. The probe is then withdrawn and the hair is lifted out of the follicle with a sterile forcep (tweezer). We use only sterile disposable probes and tweezers for your protection. We use Autoclave sterilizer which provides the highest level of medical sterilization. Depending on the size of the hair, different probe sizes are used. In most instances you should not feel the hair being pulled out during the procedure. The hair slides out easily if properly treated.
We adhere to the recommended national standards for sterilization procedures established by American Electrology Association in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).