The functioning of electroepilation

Formerly known as electrolysis

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You are about to receive a High-Frequency Electroepilation treatment, formerly known as electrolysis.

Since 1875, electrolysis has been the first technique for permanent hair removal. It was later replaced by laser but remains the treatment of choice for hairs not treatable by laser: white, blonde, fluffy hairs, like some facial hairs.

The principle of High-Frequency electroepilation

This involves inserting a microfilament up to the base of the hair follicle. The microfilament follows the natural opening of the follicle, so there is no breach of the skin. When the microfilament is inserted and the pulse is emitted, you will feel localized heat. It is this heat (thermolysis effect) that will destroy the germinative cells responsible for hair growth. After the microfilament is removed, the hair will be extracted with tweezers without any resistance. However, it is sometimes possible to feel a slight sensation when dislodging the hair, especially if its bulb is large and dry.


There are three hair growth phases that we can observe during an electroepilation treatment.
The Anagen phase is the hair growth phase. This stage is ideal for electroepilation treatments, as numerous germinative cells are present, and hydration is abundant, which offers better current conductivity.
The Catagen phase is the next phase. During this very short transition phase, the hair bulb detaches from its papilla.
Finally, the Telogen phase is the hair's resting phase. During this phase, there are far fewer germinative cells and the hair is completely dehydrated. To maximize the results of your treatment, it is therefore ideal to treat hairs in the anagen phase, when they have just emerged. If you wait too long between sessions, the treatment decreases in effectiveness. It is therefore essential to respect the recommended appointment interval.

Hair regrowth will be finer, softer, and lighter. After a few treatments, once all the germinative cells have been reached, the hair will no longer regrow. The number of treatments required varies depending on the individual, the area treated, and the hairiness. It should be noted that if you undergo hormonal changes or need to take hormones after treatment, it is possible that several years later, the remaining hairs become thicker and more noticeable.

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 Facial electroepilation

For better conductivity and to facilitate the treatment, exfoliation and the daily application of very moisturizing cream is recommended.

After the electroepilation treatment, it is possible to observe normal skin reactions. There may be redness, irritation, rarely scabbing, and temporary slight swelling of the tissues. To help reduce these phenomena, for optimal results, it is ideally advised to apply a calming and antiseptic post-epilation balm during the 48-72 hours following the treatment.


It is important to follow your electrologist's instructions for the regeneration of your skin:

  • Do not touch or scratch the treated area
  • Avoid friction
  • Avoid oily substances, scented products, or those containing alcohol
  • Apply a cold water compress if necessary
  • Avoid excessively hot baths
  • COMPLETELY avoid UV exposure at least 24 hours before and 72 hours after the treatment
  • Apply water-based sun protection for 72 hours after the treatment
  • Keep the skin well moisturized


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