Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the only permanent method of hair removal.

Electrolysis uses a tiny probe the size of your hair, which is inserted into each follicle, then an electric current moves down the wire to the bottom of the follicle, destroying the hair root and stopping the cells from producing hairs.

Electrolysis is:

  • A safe and permanent method of hair removal that has been used for over 100 years.
  • Approved by physician and health professionals.
  • Effective for all hair colours and all hair types.

At Olakino Laser + Skin, we do everything to make electrolysis as comfortable and effective as possible. Therefore, we are always happy to invest in the newest, most efficient, most comfortable, and safest equipment. Our latest addition is: the Apilus xCell.

The Apilus xCell uses a 27.12 MHz ultrafast radio frequency that is up to 6 times faster than any other hair removal devices. The Apilus xCell focuses the energy more intensely at the base of the hair, producing 100% permanent hair removal of all hair types.

The Apilus xCell treatment comes with an unparalleled level of efficiency and comfort that is gentle on all hair and skin types. In fact, the treatment is performed so quickly that the sensation is barely noticeable. Mere thousandths of a second is enough to eliminate unwanted hair!

The Apilus XCell is equipped with the Synchro program, which is a patented technique that offers unequaled effectiveness in the removal of deep-rooted and stubborn hair. By offering such a high level of comfort and speed, the Apilus xCell has become the preferred solution to treat all hair colors and all skin types, including the most sensitive areas of the body!

Thermolysis and Blend Methods

At Olakino Laser + Skin we use thermolysis and blend methods of electrolysis treatment.

Thermolysis: also known as short-wave method. Light frequency current travels down the needle and produces heat in the tissue which destroys the hair root. This is a very fast and therefore popular method. Thermolysis has less effect on distorted follicles or in individuals with severely curved hair follicles.

Blend: a combination of the thermolysis and electrolysis currents, offering the advantages of both. The blend combines the sureness of the galvanic electrolysis current with the swiftness of thermolysis current. The blend technique is slower then thermolysis, but is particularly useful for deep, coarse hairs and for curved hair follicles.

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FAQs

Some patients may feel a certain degree of discomfort during the process of electrolysis, others do not. Many of our clients sleep through their one-hour electrolysis treatments. We can adjust and adapt our electrolysis unit to your level of sensitivity to current. Our machine sends pulses as little as one-thousandth of a second, faster than other machines in the market. For individuals more sensitive to the process of electrolysis, skin numbing creams can be used to reduce the amount of discomfort.

Yes, electrolysis is approved by the medical profession. Our certified electrologists are fully qualified. At Olakino Laser + Skin, we take sterilization and sanitation procedures very seriously. We always use a new sterile disposable needle on each client and dispose of it appropriately after one use. Forceps are sterilized after each use in an autoclave to prevent any cross contamination. We use a new pair of disposable gloves for each client.

To date, electrolysis is the only permanent solution to removing unwanted hair.

A very fine probe is gently inserted into the hair follicle sending a mild electric current to the root of the hair follicle. Each hair is treated one by one to coagulate the hair root which will prevent the hair from regrowing.
Hair growth is often traced to hereditary factors, and sometimes stress and certain illnesses can stimulate growth. Also temporary methods of hair removal (especially waxing and tweezing), certain drugs and medications or just the normal hormonal changes at different stages of life can increase growth. Sometimes simply a sensitivity to normal levels of hormones can stimulate a hair growth.
Any area with the exception of very sensitive areas such as the eyelids. Don’t be embarrassed about, for example, hair around the nipples, on the abdomen or bikini line – these are very common areas for hair removal by electrolysis.
A series of treatments is essential; length and number of treatments is dependant on a number of factors. Some factors include the structure of hair, what hair removal methods were used previously (plucking, waxing, etc.), your sensitivity of your skin, stress, hormones and medical conditions. Have a consistent treatment regime is very important to achieving the desired results.
Depending on the area to be treated and the individual needs of the client, each session can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours.

Electrolysis services start at $25 for a 10-minute appointment. During your complimentary consult, a detailed treatment plan will be put together so you can know how many sessions are recommended for you.

• Do not touch or scratch the treated area.

• Apply a smoothing or antiseptic product over the area that is sensitive or subjected to infection during the first 48+ hours after the treatment.

• Witch Hazel can be applied to sooth the area and prevent from infections.

• Avoid hot tubs/sauna, excessive sweating, and hot baths for the first 48 hours.

• Avoid applying makeup to the area for 48 hours.

• Avoid spray tans and stay out of the sun for 48 hours due to a risk of hyperpigmentation.

• Avoid tight or restricted clothing on and around the treated area.

• No plucking or waxing in between sessions.

• Apply cold compress if necessary.

These post care instructions are intended to be a thorough guide following treatment, which include but may not be limited to the above. If you have any questions following your treatment, please contact the clinic for assistance.

What to expect during an electrolysis treatment:

When you arrive for your consultation, we will discuss the goal you want to achieve and recommend the type of treatment best suited for you. Your treatment will be offered in a relaxing atmosphere of a private room. Once settled on a comfortable bed, your technician will begin the treatment length of your choice. Treatment length varies from 15 minutes to 1hours. We recommend a shorter appointment for your first visit. Your comfort is the most important thing to us. We use topical lotions for sensitive areas. Once your treatment is complete, we use soothing lotions to calm the skin.

What to expect after an electrolysis treatment:

For approximately one hour after your treatment, you will have slight redness on the affected area. We recommend using aloe, witch hazel or Celazome moisturizing lotion. It is important after an electrolysis session to keep the treatment area clean to avoid infection.

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