Electrolysis – Electric hair removal Paris

Electrolysis Hair Removal Paris: The Essential Technology for Smooth Skin

Electrolysis or electric hair removal is a safe and effective way to get rid of body hair for good.

Practiced for over 50 years, it is particularly indicated where laser treatment is not or no longer effective, such as areas of the face, or hormone-dependent areas at risk of paradoxical regrowth.

How does electric hair removal work?

The technique works hair by hair: the practitioner inserts a very fine, single-use needle into the hair follicle beneath the skin’s surface, then sends an electric current to destroy the hair root. Destruction is definitive: the conductive hair falls out immediately and will not grow back.

Which areas should be treated with electrolysis?

Because it’s time-consuming and tedious,electric hair removal is best undertaken on small areas, or as a finishing touch to laser hair removal.

Electrolysis is also recommended for areas at risk of stimulation or paradoxical regrowth.

For women, we recommend it for the treatment of the following areas:

  • Hormone-dependent areas of the face: chin, cheeks, sideburns
  • neck and nape
  • upper arms
  • lower back
  • breast, areola
  • buttocks
  • upper thighs

For men, when hair growth has not yet reached maturity (over the age of 30), it may be worthwhile to start a permanent hair removal treatment with electrolysis rather than laser, to avoid any risk of paradoxical regrowth. The areas most susceptible to this side effect and for which electrolysis is recommended are :

  • cheekbones
  • torso
  • upper back and shoulders

Note that if the hair growth is too extensive, your practitioner may advise you to trim the hair density beforehand by performing a few laser sessions.

Electrolysis is also effective for the treatment and prevention of folliculitis (ingrown hairs) in all areas.

The benefits of electric hair removal

Unlike laser technologies,electrolysis is not limited to dark hair: the treatment is therefore suitable for light hair, whether white, blond, red … It is also the only method capable of eradicating hair devoid of melanin.

Becauseelectrolysis targets only one hair per electrical impulse, there is no risk of stimulation or paradoxical regrowth.

Another notable advantage is that the sun is not a contraindication, so electric hair removal can be performed safely all year round.

How many sessions are required for electric hair removal?

The hair cycle oscillates between 4 and 24 months. This cycle consists of 3 phases:

  • growth phase (anagen): hair growth
  • resting phase (catagen): the hair is at its adult size and ceases to evolve
  • death phase (telogen): the hair dies, giving way to a new hair follicle, and the hair cycle begins again.

Treatment is most effective during the growth phase.

Because each hair is not in the same phase, and it is not possible to determine which phase it is in, it is therefore necessary to carry out several sessions to cover the entire hair cycle.

It is generally advisable to carry out sessions every 2 to 3 weeks at the start of treatment, then to space out as the targeted area grows back.

How does a session work?

The practitioner, in agreement with the patient, defines the treatment area and disinfects the skin beforehand with an antiseptic solution. He then places a plate of return electrodes on the patient’s lower back to secure the session.

It’s important that the hair is of a certain length so that the practitioner can grasp it and insert the conductive filament into the hair follicle.

The length of the session is defined beforehand according to the size of the desired area, its complexity, and the patient’s resistance to the sensation of the technique.

At the end of the treatment, a soothing and healing cream is applied. Redness and/or papules may appear in the following hours, and will fade on their own within 24 hours.

In rare cases, hematomas may form. Don’t worry though, this side effect is transitory, and will resolve itself in about 7 days.

Thin skin may develop scabs at the filament insertion point, which will fall off within 15 days of the treatment.

Contraindications to electrolysis

  • Pregnant woman
  • Heart disease
  • People with diabetes or on insulin treatment
  • People undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Current photosensitizing treatment (acne medication)
  • People with IUDs or metal implants

Rates for electric hair removal in Paris

5 minutes 30€
15 minutes 50€
30 minutes 90€
45 minutes 130€
1h 160€
thereafter, for each additional quarter-hour 30€