Individuals who desire skin that is soft, smooth, and free of unwanted hair should consider the innovative Apilus electrolysis treatments to achieve their hair removal needs. If you’re living with unwanted hair and tired of all the temporary hair removal methods, electrolysis may be the solution for you.
Apilus offers extremely advanced technology with proven effectiveness in the field of hair removal. Apilus 3G technology uses a 13.56 MHz radio frequency. It adapts to the variable impedance of the human body while delivering the appropriate amount of energy in order to achieve permanent hair removal on all skin and hair types. Apilus has become the preferred solution for all body areas and types of clients, including the most sensitive ones!
Electrolysis is the only F.D.A. approved method of permanent hair removal and has been used for over 150 years. It is safe and effective for all skin tones and hair colors, including blonde, red, grey, white, brown and black. Electrolysis can be completed on all areas of the body and face, with the exception of the inner ear and inner nose.
It is also safe to use over tattoos!
An electrologist inserts a very fine filament into the natural opening of the hair follicle. The filament slides alongside the hair shaft, down to the root/base. A current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells.
Depending on the type of treatment it will cause a chemical reaction (galvanic), a heat reaction (thermolysis) or a combination of both (blend). This process destroys the source of nourishment that feeds the hair, so the hair is unable to regrow.
When the correct amount of current is applied, the hair root releases. The hair is then gently lifted out of the follicle with tweezers.
Electrolysis treats each individual hair follicle in the same manner. It can take several treatments to ensure the hair follicle has been treated thoroughly.
Shauna Bellingham completed over 500 hours of training through Swanson's Canadian Institute of Electrolysis, and graduated with Honours. She is a member in good standing with The Canadian Organization of Professional Electrologists (C.O.P.E)
She works with Synca's Kepler Advanced Surgical Loupes. They have 4 magnifications, 3.6x - 4.5x- 5.5x - 6.4x. This allows her to see all fine hairs and offers precision while still having the mobility to move freely around the areas being treated.
If you are unsure if electrolysis is right for you, we are here to help. We offer complimentary consultations.
Add an Yes! The F.D.A. recognizes electrolysis as a safe and permanent method of hair removal. It has been around since 1875. Our equipment is sterilized before each treatment, and we use a new sterilized filament for each individual session.
Because we are destroying cells, there may be some degree of discomfort involved. Each individual will have a different experience depending on their personal tolerance. Some treatment areas are more sensitive than others. If the treatment area falls along the center line of your body, it will be more sensitive. For individuals who are more sensitive or for more sensitive areas, a topical numbing cream may be used to reduce the discomfort. This can be discussed further during your consultation.
Electrolysis is a series of treatments that varies for each client; it takes time and requires a commitment. Your appointments become shorter in length and further apart. Unfortunately, there is no way to tell exactly how many sessions will be required. It is different for everyone, and there are many variables that affect the length of your treatment time.
Shaving or trimming the hair between appointments is acceptable. Do not wax, sugar, thread or tweeze the hairs. Removing hairs by the root stimulates blood supply. This can cause the hair to regrow darker, thicker and deeper resulting in the hair becoming more difficult to treat. Staying on a schedule with your electrologist is important to receive effective treatment with lasting results.
There are many factors that can affect unwanted hair growth. Genetic pre-disposition, medical conditions, disruption of hormones (such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause), certain medications, and previous temporary methods used.
Electrolysis can be carried out on most moles. Your electrologist may request written approval from your doctor to proceed with the treatment.
Unwanted hair can be caused by hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy. Electrolysis can be performed on pregnant women. Your electrologist may request written approval from your doctor before beginning treatment.
Some regrowth is expected to occur throughout the treatment. Especially if you are treating course, dark rooted hairs; in that case several treatments may be required to completely destroy the hair. Hair goes through growth cycles, so not all of your hair grows at the same time. Regrowth should not be confused with new growth, which is what we see when a new cycle of hair is introduced. The hair you see growing is most likely from a new growth cycle, that has not yet been treated. Electrolysis can permanently destroy hairs most effectively in the active growth stage. Electrolysis takes time, and is a commitment.
Absolutely! Many clients with tattoos seek out electrolysis to remove the hair covering their tattoos.
Laser delivers light pulses that converts to heat energy to destroy the blood supply. Laser hair removal is considered permanent hair reduction. The laser light is attracted to the pigment of the hair, therefore works best with darker colored hair. If you have white, grey, red, blonde hair the laser may not be able to see the pigment in your hair color and will have a difficult time treating it, electrolysis is the solution for you.
Electrolysis delivers an electrical current to the base of the hair follicle to destroy the blood supply. It is the only form of permanent hair removal recognized by the F.D.A. Electrolysis has been used for over 150 years, with great results. Electrolysis involves inserting a small filament into the hair follicle and delivering a current. Depending on the technique used it will cause a chemical reaction, a heat reaction or both. Electrolysis targets each individual hair follicle.
The term electrolysis is used to describe all methods of permanent hair removal. There are three modalities used today:
Galvanic is a chemical process. The current produces a chemical reaction in the hair follicle eliminating the hair growth cells.
Thermolysis uses a high frequency current. It produces a heat reaction that destroys the hair growth cells in the follicle.
Blend method combines galvanic current with thermolysis current. Thermolysis heats up the chemical reaction in the follicle destroying hair growth cells.