Topicaine Gel: a topical analgesic with 4% Lidocaine. It works effectively on intact skin for the prevention and relief of pain caused by electrolysis. This gel has a microemulsion drug delivery system with skin permeation enhancers. It has a non-oily formula with soothing agents and no prescription required.
Ele-Max: a topical analgesic cream with 4% Lidocaine.
Tend Skin Airshave Gel: a non-foaming moisturizing shaving gel.
Bumphree: a bump fighting formula used before and after shaving.
How Electrolysis Works
Electrolysis treatment involves the insertion of a sterile probe, the same size as the hair, into the hair follicle opening down to the Dermal Papilla. Dermal Papilla is the part of the follicle that contains blood and nerves and feeds the growing hair. If the papilla and the regenerative cells surrounding it are destroyed, the hair will die. After insertion of the probe a low- level electrical current is applied that will destroy the papilla and the surrounding cells and loosen the hair follicle. The hair is then removed.
Many hairs will be destroyed in one treatment but others will need two or more treatments to fully achieve permanency. The length of time depends on the amount of hair, its coarseness and the cause of the excess hair and many other factors, but once the papilla has been destroyed, the hair is dead and will not regrow.
Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal recognized by the American Medical Association. There are three modalities used to eliminate unwanted hair, and all three are effective.
Galvanic Electrolysis, which is the oldest, is a chemical method that uses direct current to convert normal body salt and water in the follicle into a compound capable of destroying the papilla. The chemical is produced only in follicle and does not affect any other area. One probe or several probes working simultaneously can be used during this process.
Thermolysis, is a method that uses a high frequency current to produce heat in the area influenced by the current. This heat cauterizes and destroys the dermal papilla. One sterile probe is used during this process. The Blend, method combines both currents together in the same probe. Thermolysis enhances the action of the galvanic to produce a faster process. Your electrologist will select the best method for you based on your hair type, skin characteristics and sensitivity. Her choice will assure you of the greatest maximum comfort and permanency for your unwanted hair problem.