Electrolysis for Hair Removal in Peterborough

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A method of removing individual hairs from the face or body, electrolysis destroys hair growth using chemical or heat energy. After a fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed using tweezers. At Comfort Blend Electrolysis, we can treat most areas of the body for unwanted hair including; eyebrows, face, stomach, thighs, chest and legs. We are happy to discuss your options for hair removal using electrolysis, contact us today to book your consultation.

What it Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal that is medically approved as well as safe and effective. A small wire filament is inserted into the hair follicle. An electric current is passed through the needle and destroys the source of nourishment for hair growth. The hair is loosened and drawn out with tweezers.

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Is Electrolysis Painful?

Most people can tolerate electrolysis and many find it more comfortable than waxing. Some clients have even fallen asleep during treatment. The skin itself is not pierced but a wire filament no longer than the hair is inserted directly into the hair follicle. The hair follicle is a natural opening on the skin’s surface. Most people experience little to no discomfort when the wire filament is inserted or when the hair is being removed with tweezers.

Needles – Fine Wire Filaments

Our client’s well-being and peace of mind are of utmost importance. New, sterile disposable needles are provided for each client for every treatment.

Areas for Treatment

Almost any area on the body can be treated using electrolysis. However, there are certain situations such as moles or birthmarks that require a doctor’s note prior to treatment. Individuals who are susceptible to ingrown hairs, skin irritation or folliculitis from other methods may also benefit from electrolysis. Prior to receiving treatment, we will ask your relevant questions about your health and background. For women, the most frequently chosen areas for electrolysis are as follows:

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Number of Treatments

The amount of treatment you require varies per individual and depends on the area to be treated and the thickness of the hair.

Is Electrolysis Expensive?

When the costs of temporary methods of hair removal are compared to electrolysis, which permanently clears an area, electrolysis is very reasonable.

Are There Any Side Effects?

A slight inflammation and redness in the treated area is normal after electrolysis. For most individuals this disappears in half an hour to several hours.

Home Care

During the first 48 hours after electrolysis treatments Follow these instructions more frequently after strenuous exercise and in summer when perspiration can combine with bacteria on the skin to cause infection. Also take extra care when you have a cold.

  • Avoid sunburn
  • Cleanse with witch hazel, hydrogen peroxide or an antibacterial cleanser.
  • After cleansing apply a healing cream such as aloe vera, polysporin, or vitamin E.

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