Electrolysis

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If you have been searching for the answer to remove those chin, lip and facial hairs that keep popping up permanently then you have to call and speak with a therapist at Glo today!

We have been dealing with this on-going problem with clients for over 15 years.

DON’T tweeze or wax them anymore, they will only get worse! Instead book for an Electrolysis “consultation and assessment”.

Consultation & Assessment ncludes:

45minute appointment
discussion with you about your “individual” circumstances
treatment time allocation (no obligation)
ascertaining a treatment plan and treatment time required for future visits
Costs:

Our first concern is result and how we can get that perceived result for you.

Visit your local Pharmacist to purchase Emla. This cream is a local dermal anaesthetic. Please prepare the use of this product prior to treatment as per instructions on the box.

Please note to make an appointment time that includes the application and preparation of this ATP Cream please request on booking.
Electrolysis – Before & After
It is important to understand the hair growth pattern on how to best achieve “permanent results”.

Most importantly to understand that all follicles have three hair stages Anagen, catagen ant telogen and also to understand that each individual follicle has up to ‘three’ hairs in each follicle present at different times over 16 weeks.

Electrolysis is definitely a tried and true option for those opting for permanent hair removal and can often be the best alternative to IPL for people with blonde, white, red and fine hairs or dark skin types, or for those with only a small amount of hair to be removed.

Below is more information for those of you that wish to understand ELECTROLYSIS & HAIR in detail.

Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal which was invented over 100 years ago in the United States.

IPL and Lasers were designed around the idea of electrolysis however the delivery of the heat to the root of the hair is somewhat different.

During electrolysis, a probe is inserted into a hair follicle (like putting your hands into your pockets) and an electrical pulse is sent through the probe. If this particular hair follicle is in the “active” growth stage at the time of treatment, it will most often not grow again.

Though often there are three hairs growing at three different rates that sets the challenge of permanent removal.

At Glo the most commonly used energy is “the blend” however where applicable the other modalities maybe better suited to the individual and this is ascertained through a professional consultation of each individual client.

The blend method has in effect combined the thoroughness of the galvanic method and the swiftness of thermolysis method and these two methods combined have made the treatment electrolysis especially effective in treating all hair types. The blend also offers the technician to work much faster.

The use of a tapered probe inserted into the individual follicle and a specific technique called “progressive epilation” placed in the hands of a well trained technician has made it possible to treat every type of hair problem with great success.

Unfortunately this technique isn’t commonly used by most salons and this often gives electrolysis the reputation to be slow, painful and tedious.

Always ask if your electrologist uses THE BLEND technique to ensure the best treatment is been offered.

The Hair Growth Cycle
Hair follicles grow in repeated cycles. One cycle can be broken down into three phases.

Anagen – Growth Phase
Catagen – Transitional phase
Telogen – Resting Phase
Each hair passes through the phases independent of the neighbouring hairs.

The Hair Growth Cycle
Anagen Phase – Growth Phase
Approximately 85% of all hairs are in the growing phase at any one time. The Anagen phase or Active growth phase can vary from two to six years. Hair grows approximately 10cm per year and any individual hair is unlikely to grow more than one meter long.

Catagen Phase – Transitional Phase
At the end of the Anagen phase the hairs enters into a Catagen phase which lasts about one or two weeks, during the Catagen phase the hair follicle shrinks to about 1/6 of the normal length. The lower part is destroyed and the dermal papilla breaks away to rest below.

Telogen Phase – Resting Phase
The resting phase follows the catagen phase and normally lasts about 5-6 weeks. During this time the hair does not grow but stays attached to the follicle while the dermal papilla stays in a resting phase below.

Approximately 10-15 percent of all hairs are in this phase at one time.

At the end of the Telogen phase the hair follicle re-enters the Anagen phase. The dermal papilla and the base of the follicle join together again and a new hair begins to form. If the old hair has not already been shed the new hair pushes the old one out and the growth cycle starts all over again.

The therapists at glo have been specializing in “The Blend” Technique of electrolysis for over 18years and have a deep understanding of the concerns excess hair growth puts onto an individual. The causes of hair problems are completely normal however not acceptable in our modern era. In most cases, a client’s hair problem will have emerged during puberty, pregnancy or menopause and these are the three major physiological changes which can occur within a woman’s lifetime.

A brand new growth of hair does not spring from the soil like a weed; it requires encouragement. The general causes of that encouragement are two factors either together or individually.

1) Increase of blood supply to the immediate area greatly enhances its growth. (Usually by the pulling out of the hair – through waxing, tweezing or threading).

2) Hormone stimulation certain hormones, on the other hand, seem to have the capacity for initiating the growth of new hairs where none existed previously.

Then when the hair becomes apparent unfortunately we then often choose to use temporary measures of removal such waxing, tweezing and threading which in fact often stimulates the hair growth creating even more hairs, darker and thicker.

There is nothing simple about getting rid of unwanted hair, there is no easy over night miracle but there is certainly proven methods you can choose at any of the Glo locations.

Call or Book online for your  Hair Management Consultation and allow our experience advanced therapists  to assist you to achieve your desired results.