How many treatments are needed?
For successful and effective results, each individual hair requires repeated treatments. This is because each individual hair has its’ own growing cycle called Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. This is not unlike the ‘cycle of life’ with Anagen being the ‘alive’ and growing stage, Catagen the ‘collapsing’ stage where the hair collapses away from its source of food and nourishment (the dermal papilla) and the Telogen stage where the hair is ‘tired’ and dying and disconnected completely from its dermal papilla. Successful treatment for electrolysis (and incidentally also laser and ipl) has to target the hair in Anagen to achieve optimum results as it is the destruction of the dermal papilla which is required.
Some effecting factors of persistence hair growth may be:
- Distorted follicles associated with wavy/kinky hair
- Hair growth cycles
- Stress regimes
- Destroyed follicles caused by prolonged use of tweezers or waxing
- Hormone imbalances
- Sensitive skin that requires staged treatment
Electrolysis hair removal is just one of the hair removal techniques offered at The Treatment Rooms.