Electrolysis Hair Removal

Permanent hair removal has been possible for many years. This has been achieved by electrolysis. This process is practical for small body areas but to clear hair from large areas really is impractical for most people. Removal of facial hair by electrolysis for most male growth pattern and density is an under taking that can not be done lightly. The treatment will need to be repeated many times before there is no significant re-growth and in my experience it is never really successful, unless combined with hormone treatment. Prices vary widely. It can cost as much as 10,000 to completely remove the average males facial hair. There are a number of alternative methods most frequently offered as painless tweezering systems. I know trannies that have spent considerable money to find that these treatments are ineffective at killing the hair root. My recommendation is to ask for proof of good qualifications plus previous clients that you can talk to from the practitioner. Who have finished their treatment and have not had significant regrowth after at least six months.

Erica Poole Provides Us with A Brief History of Electrolysis

1875 Dr. Charles E.Michel a St-Louis ophtbalmolomst used electrolysis (galvanic current) to remove an ingrown eyelashes. He had been performing electrolysis since 1869

1880 The use of electrolysis became popular in the nineteenth century.

1916 Paul N Kree, of New York, developed the multiple needle technique. Electrolysis spread from the medical profession to electrologists.

1924 Dr. Henri Border, of France, developed the thermolysis method, using alternative current. This method is also called short-wave, Diathermy or high-frequency.

1925 Dr. A Rostenberg introduce thermolysis into North America medical journals.

1940 Thermolysis became widespread with the use of simplified vacuum tube epilator.

1945 Arthur Hinkel and Henri St-Pierre applied for the patent of the BLEND epilator using the galvanic and short-wave current. The patent was received in 1943.

1960 Electrolysis equipment became more reliable and offered more performances with the development of transistorised technology.

1968 With his book 'Electrolysis, Thermolysis and the Blend' Mr.Hinkel formalised the concept of: intensity X duration = UL (treatment energy) which is fundamental to a better understanding of electrolysis.

1980 The modem computerised epilator increases the precision, versatility and reliability of hair removal equipment.

1990 Advanced computerised epilator accommodates software for client files and treatment reports.


by Erica Poole I.P.T.I., London & Surrey - Tel: 01932 867502