About electrolysis

Electrolysis

How it started...

Electrolysis was invented by Dr. Charles Michel in 1875. He used electrolysis to remove irritating ingrown eyelash hairs. With over a century of well proven safety and effectiveness, today’s computerized electrolysis remains the only permanent hair removal procedure that is recognized by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and AMA (American Medical Association).

Process

Process

Method

Method

What about regrowth?

What about regrowth?

The three methods used in electrolysis are Galvanic, Thermolysis, and Blend. All three methods involve inserting a small needle into the hair follicle. A very fine flexible sterile probe or needle (about the same thickness of your hair) is inserted into the follicle, which is the tiny, natural opening out of which the hair grows. The skin is not punctured or harmed, as the probe is very, very thin. Once the probe is inserted properly down into the follicle, a burst of specifically timed and measured current is discharged to destroy hair cells. The probe is then withdrawn and the hair is lifted out of the follicle with a sterile forcep (tweezer).
Electrolysis does require a series of treatments over a period of time. The goal of electrolysis is to damage the follicle to the point that it will no longer be able to produce a hair. This requires each hair being treated multiple times using either heat, chemical reaction or both. We use only sterile disposable probes and tweezers for your protection. We use a dry heat sterilizer which provides the highest level of medical sterilization. Depending on the size of the hair, different probe sizes are used. In most instances you should not feel the hair being pulled out during the procedure. The hair slides out easily if properly treated. We adhere to the recommended national standards for sterilization procedures established by American Electrology Association in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
We use the Apilus technology – Apilus is an advanced electrolysis equipment offering hair removal treatments that are more efficient, more comfortable and more rapid than any other epilation technology. Thanks to its powerful, computer-controlled system, Apilus gives the highest degree of precision and control. Apilus is also equipped with a unique “tolerance test”, which allows the unit to be adjusted and adapted to your level of sensitivity to the current. Apilus high-precision mechanism uses pulses as little as one-thousands of a second, which assures incomparable comfort.

Why Gentle Touch CT is the perfect place for your Permanent Hair Removal Needs:

Gentle Touch CT does NOT provide Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal Services for the male, genital area.

Call (860) 216-6225 to make your appointment, or email info@GentleTouchCT.com. Initial Consultation is FREE!