Hair removal

About Electrolysis

Kelly, Inc. has dedicated themselves to find the most effective ways to make you look your best. Whether it's investing in the newest electrolysis equipment – you know Kelly, Inc. is going to do everything possible to make that unwanted hair disappear!


Electrolysis History

Electrolysis started as a means to remove in-grown eyelashes from poking people in the eye – did you know that? It has evolved since then to be something that millions of people have used to remove unwanted hair from all parts of their body.

I could go on and on about electrolysis types, the good, the bad and the ugly, but I feel that one of my past clients has done all the work for me! Andrea James spent tons of time and effort to put together a website called "" which takes hair removal information to a new level. She spent countless hours gathering information and taking an unbiased look at the methods available and has kindly allowed me to share the information about electrolysis with you.


Hair Growth Cycle

I found this great video on YouTube that helps to show the hair growth cycle and explain how and why you might get hair in a place that we have already treated. It's because all hair doesn't grow at the same time, but watch and hopefully it will help you understand better.

The Hair Growth Cycle - go watch it on YouTube!

What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis offers permanent hair removal suitable for all individuals, regardless of their skin tone or hair type. It is a safe and effective method for removing all types of hair from various skin tones. Unlike other hair removal techniques, electrolysis provides universal acceptance and enduring success. Electrolysis stands out as the sole permanent alternative, eliminating the need for ongoing maintenance.

By permanently targeting and destroying the hair follicle's growth cells, electrolysis ensures that treated hairs do not regrow. Unlike temporary methods that merely address visible or emerging hair, electrolysis offers unparalleled permanence.

During electrolysis treatment, a skilled electrologist delicately inserts an ultra-fine needle, typically thinner than the hair being treated, into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft. A minute amount of electrical current is then applied to eradicate the hair growth cells.

Following a personalized consultation, your electrologist will develop a tailored treatment plan to fulfill your specific hair removal requirements.

What are the modalities or types of electrolysis?

Contemporary electrolysis devices employ chemical energy, heat energy, or a combination of both to eliminate hair growth cells. The chosen method, known as the modality, is selected by the electrologist. Each modality is effective and yields permanent results. Currently, three modalities are in use:

Galvanic Electrolysis
This method utilizes a current to induce a chemical reaction within the hair follicle, thereby eradicating the hair growth cells.

Thermolysis (Short-Wave)
This technique involves heating and eliminating the hair growth cells within the follicle. It allows for flexibility in treatment by either applying a higher intensity current for a shorter duration or using a lower intensity current for a longer period in the follicle.

The Blend method combines galvanic current with thermolysis current. By integrating thermolysis, the follicular chemical reaction is intensified, leading to the destruction of hair growth cells.

Throughout the treatment, you may experience a brief sensation of heat or a slight pinch, but you shouldn't perceive the insertion of the probe into the hair follicle, nor should it feel like the hair is being pulled out during removal; typically, the hair will easily slide out of the follicle when properly treated. Discomfort is generally minimal, though individual pain thresholds vary widely. It's worth noting that certain areas of the body are less sensitive than others. Many individuals find they can comfortably read, listen to music, or even doze off during their sessions.

How long do electrolysis appointments take?

Individual Treatments
The duration of a treatment session can vary based on the size of the area to be treated. Follow-up appointments may last just a few minutes, while larger areas might require more time.

Overall Treatment
Typically, individuals who adhere to the prescribed treatment regimen can anticipate completion or significant progress within 18 months. Depending on hair thickness and location it may take less or more time.

Various factors contribute to the customization of each individual's treatment program, including hair growth cycles, the density and characteristics of hair, prior use of temporary hair removal methods, genetic predisposition, hormonal fluctuations, medication usage, and levels of stress.

Are all hairs eliminated in a single treatment or is regrowth expected?

Unwanted hair can vary from fine, vellus strands to thicker, darker hair on various areas of the face and body. Coarser hairs may necessitate multiple treatments to effectively target and disrupt the growth cells. Following a consultation, your electrologist will craft a tailored treatment plan designed to address your specific hair removal needs.

What is suggested after-care for electrolysis?

After treatment, you may notice minor redness or sensitivity, typically resolving within a few hours. Electrolysis administered by a proficient practitioner carries minimal risk of complications or significant skin irritation.

In the initial 24 hours post-treatment, it's advisable to refrain from activities that may aggravate hair follicles, such as intense sweating, sun exposure, prolonged tanning, or applying makeup.

Have unwanted hair? Let us zap em!