Electrolysis Hair Removal

What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis was one of the first established methods of permanent hair reduction. It works by passing a small amount of energy (a current) into your hair follicle through a very fine probe. This then produces a chemical reaction that destroys the cells at the base of the hair. Each hair is probed individually and then removed using tweezers.

Electrolysis can be used to treat most areas on your face and body, but is best suited for treating small localised areas such as your upper lip, chin, eyebrows, midline of your stomach, and your areola. It is suitable for both men and women, all for all ages, however under 16’s need GP approval. 

Electrolysis can also be used to treat red veins of the face (see RVT) and ingrown hairs. For more information about using electrolysis to treat red veins please contact your closest Caci clinic on 0800 438 438.


What are the benefits of electrolysis hair removal?

  • Electrolysis is very versatile, and effectively treats all hair colours, including light blonde and white hairs which are unable to be treated by VPL
  • Electrolysis promotes lesser, finer hair growth
  • Hair that has been treated by electrolysis rarely (if ever) grows back, and because of this it is a highly sought-after procedure for people suffering from ingrown hairs

Are there any side effects to electrolysis?

  • When you receive treatment from a qualified therapist who holds a specialist electrolysis qualification the only sign that you have received electrolysis treatment should be that the hairs will have disappeared
  • There is a very small risk of tiny burns or scars in the skin

Some people find the electrolysis process more painful than others, with some people compare the feeling to getting a tattoo, or snapping a rubber band against the skin. This feeling is not caused by the insertion of the epilator, but by the application of the electric current which stimulates nerves that are present near the hair. If you are sensitive to pain, then please contact your local Caci to talk about pain-management and your hair-removal options.

If you have any further questions about electrolysis or would like to book an appointment at your nearest Caci, please contact us today on 0800 438 438.

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