There are many factors that cause unwanted hair growth on the face and body. The most common reason is an increase in hormones in the body called androgens. The most common form of this is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). The exact cause is unknown but its normally genetic, and relates to abnormal hormone levels of insulin. This contributes to the increased production and activity of hormones like testosterone.
Another reason is due to the menopause, with a drop in oestrogen, the hormone testosterone takes over. More oestrogen gives you the fine, light, soft hair while more testosterone gives the course dark hair. Testosterone converts to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) with many menopausal women experiencing an increase in hair appearing on upper lip, chin, neck and jaw line. This can be the big blow to our femininity and confidence, but don’t despair, help is at hand.
Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal system on the market. Beauty Haven are successfully treating clients for this growing treatment and have been for over 14 years.
Our checklist may help you decide if electrolysis is for you.
- Am I suitable for electrolysis?
Unlike laser treatments which are suitable for dark hair only is that electrolysis is suitable for all colouring of hair and all skin types can be treated. As long as the hair is visible the hair can be successfully treated.
- Is electrolysis a permanent hair solution.
Do you want to permanently get rid of hair on your face. Those annoying hairs that you notice in bathroom mirror, and worse still car mirrors that seem to highlight them even more. Then electrolysis may be the answer to your prayers. This treatment is safe and very effective and has been proved successful for over 140 years.
- Does electrolysis hurt?
Everyone is different and it does depend on your pain threshold and also which area is being treated. A fine needle is inserted into the hair follicle which is barely noticeable, then a current is passed down into the root for instant removal, a slight tingling/heat sensation is felt. Some areas are a little more tender than others especially the centre of the upper lip, however a topical anaesthetic can be purchased at any pharmacy should you have a low pain threshold.
- How long will it take?
Electrolysis treatment times are normally from 5 mins to 30 mins depending on the area being worked on. The first treatment with Beauty Haven we would recommend a 10 minute slot and work towards a longer time if required.
- How successful is electrolysis?
Not only is electrolysis permanent but it targets specific hairs rather than stimulating other finer blonde hairs which then return darker or thicker. Many clients ask how long it will take for the hair to be gone forever. There is no set time frame for this as it does depend on the reason for additional hair growth. On average I would say up to 18 months. As the time progresses you will notice less hairs are reappearing and you will get a longer time between each treatment. At the beginning of treatments it could be that your treatment frequency is weekly and gradually extends to fortnightly then to monthly and so on. It will get to the point where top ups are required 2 or 3 times a year and eventually no more treatments required.
A small sample of some of the reviews our customers kindly sent to us.
“Very friendly staff, felt very welcome” Lisa 11th July 2019
“As always a fantastic service from the brilliant staff – an oasis of peace and tranquility”. Elizabeth 11th July 2019
“5 out of 5” Oonagh 23rd July 2019
“Therapist was quick, kind and answered all my questions. Felt totally relaxed”. Lorna 21st Aug 2019
Our client list is growing everyday and we have three therapists available to treat you successfully with our electrolysis machine. We would advise booking a few appointments in advance to ensure you get a time slot that is suitable for you.
If you have any further questions with regards to electrolysis please do call Beauty Haven and we would be delighted to discuss your requirements and offer a treatment plan to suit you.