For over 140 years, electrolysis has been and remains the only recognised 100% permanent hair removal method.
The technique itself permanently destroys germinative cells in the hair follicle that are responsible for hair growth.
It does this due to the insertion of a fine probe into the hair follicle and the application of a current adjusted to the type of hair and the area being treated.
Before Apilus, electrolysis treatments were known to be uncomfortable and slow, which meant a lot of the time people would give up on them before they properly saw the benefits. The creators of Apilus were convinced that by integrating modern technology, electrolysis could become a much more effective and comfortable technique, and it’s now known as one of the only electrolysis brands guaranteeing gentle 100% hair removal.
They designed an advanced computer-assisted system that concentrates and controls the extent of the destruction in the hair follicle, targeting only the germinative cells and so preventing new hair growth!
Apilus offers extremely advanced technology with proven effectiveness in the field of hair removal.
It has demonstrated time and time again that it is the ONLY permanent hair removal system available on the market today that delivers more effective and more comfortable treatments as well as much more rapid permanent results than any other hair removal technique.
Used by the most elite nurses, doctors and electrologists around the world, this system is truly the creme-de-la-creme of permanent hair removal methods.
Apilus Electrolysis FAQs
What makes Apilus different to other electrolysis machines?
The state-of-the-art Apilus technology found within the Apilus Electrolysis machines limits the level of destruction within the hair follicle, ensuring only the germ cell is targeted (the part that starts the hair growth off). This helps to protect the skin and cause minimal damage to the surrounding areas, unlike other electrolysis machines. Because of this, hairs can be treated that are closer together than other machines and technologies available, which means areas of hair can be cleared at a much faster rate.
The electric current used in the treatment is also adjusted to each hair type and treatment area being worked on, to deliver more effective results and a much more comfortable treatment.
Apilus Electrolysis is proven to be one of the most effective and comfortable permanent hair removal methods available on the global market today.
Why do I need a consultation before I can start having electrolysis treatments?
A consultation is the building block to giving you a successful electrolysis treatment programme.
It gives us the opportunity to discuss the areas you want treating, your medical history and how the treatment works, amongst other things.
It also allows me to carry out a taster session, so that you can experience the sensation of electrolysis, as well as helping me gauge your hair type, skin and its reaction.
This treatment gives me the information that I need to be able to plan your treatment programme properly, and give you an idea of what to expect before you go ahead.
Will the treatment hurt?
Typically electrolysis treatments have had a bad rap for being uncomfortable.
Apilus changes this however, and instead of having to hold the probe in the follicle for up to and over 15 seconds (which is the norm with other electrolysis machines), treatment on each individual hair is typically over within less than 4 seconds.
I liken it to saying, by the time you feel anything, the treatment on that hair is already over.
Although the treatment is not 100% pain free, it is a much more comfortable, gentle treatment than traditional electrolysis methods.
Apilus treatment is very gentle, and you’ll only feel a slight heat or pinch sensation in the area being treated.
It’s worth noting that individual tolerances do vary, and different areas on the body are more sensitive than others, but most people find the treatment completely fine.
If you have tried electrolysis previously, you will be very pleasantly surprised at the difference!
Why should I have electrolysis over other hair removal methods?
This comes down to personal choice, the reason behind why you want to get rid of the hair/cause of the hair growth, and the colour of the hair.
Electrolysis is the only proven method of 100% hair removal, compared to laser and IPL which is proven hair reduction, and waxing which is the most temporary hair removal option offered in-clinic.
As the hair is treated over the course of a treatment programme, regrowth is prevented rather than just removed temporarily. Only electrolysis provides both hair removal and hair elimination.
Electrolysis is also effective for all skin types, hair types, skin colours, hair colours, and areas of the body.
How will my skin look after the treatment?
Straight after your treatment, the skin might look a bit red and might feel a little tender, and this varies from person to person.
This usually subsides quickly, and you will be given aftercare advice to follow when your treatment has finished, to make sure you are looking after the skin and hair properly in between treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people who follow the recommended treatment plan can expect to be completed or nearly completed within 18 months.
Some people are much less than this and can be cleared in 6 months to a year, but it’s important to realise that everyone is different.
Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity and structure of hair in the area, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, medical history, certain medications and stress all influence the treatment programme for each individual.
As you can see, because there are so many factors influencing hair growth, electrolysis is not a one-off treatment and takes time and patience.
Please bear in mind that to start with, treatments will be close together, becoming more spaced out as time goes on.
It’s important in this time not to undo the work electrolysis has done by for instance, tweezing or waxing the hair. This will be covered as part of your aftercare advice.