20th century epilation

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This type of epilation became widely known in the 40s of the 20th century in Europe, nowadays it is the cheapest method of epilation. If you come to the salon with the goal of permanently getting rid of unwanted hair, then there is a high probability that a specialist will offer you this particular method of epilation. This is an old, effective, proven, but at the same time, the most painful way to destroy hair. 


This procedure involves the disposal of unwanted hair with the help of current. A thin electrode is inserted into the root of the hair and the current is applied to the necessary zone by this process, the hair is destroyed along with the bulb. From an inanimate follicle, a hair will never grow, but from neighboring ones, in about a couple of weeks approximately 70% of the initial amount will grow.

After the second procedure, approximately 30% of the hairline will remain. For these 2 procedures it is possible to improve the shape of the eyebrows, and for 3-4 sessions you can completely remove the hairs above the upper lip, and after 5-6 procedures you can get rid of the hair on the legs. The interval between treatments is about 2 months. Developed several types of electrolysis. The main ones are thermolysis, electrolysis (galvanic epilation), and their combination (Blend method).


It is the destruction of the hair follicle by a short current exposure. Mild pain and some irritation of the skin accompanies this procedure, some patients are given anesthesia. The number of permanently removed hair from 25 to 30% with one procedure. In electrolysis, a constant current with low voltage is applied. A needle with an active electrode is supplied to the follicle and current is applied, which causes heating and the follicle is destroyed. Effective, but slow procedure. This type of hair removal is contraindicated in large areas, as it causes significant irritation.

Galvanic Hair Removal (Electrolysis)


This method is more popular than thermolysis. It is based on the electrochemical action of the galvanic current, so the patient experiences a slight tingling and burning sensation. Because of the anodic-cathodic reaction, hydrochloric acid is produced, it decomposes into alkali. These substances form an electrolytic burn and destroy the hair follicle. Since the alkali is a liquid, it penetrates deep into the bulb and destroys it, after which the hair is simply removed with tweezers. This method is less painful than thermolysis, but also passes rather slowly. It takes 1-2 minutes to remove one hair, so the whole procedure will take several hours.

Bland method

This method of hair removal is a combination of thermolysis and electrolysis. Due to the double impact on the bulb, the chances of complete destruction of the hair increase. This process is as slow as the first two, and skin irritations and even scarring are possible.

Enzyme hair removal

enzyme hair removal

This method of getting rid of unwanted hair is as safe as depilating with wax or sugar, but unlike them, the effect of hair removal lasts 5-10 days longer. Enzymes - protein enzymes that are of plant origin, are completely natural and therefore harmless to humans. They are often used in cosmetology to remove excess hair on the body and face. The procedure is based on the use of enzymes such as: papain, trypsin and chymotrypsin.

Sequence of procedure

  1. The first stage of the procedure is degreasing and cleansing the skin with pre-epilating agents (lotion, tonic, gel). After that, if necessary, the skin is sprinkled with talcum powder.
  2. The following is a procedure for depilation with wax or sugar paste.
  3. After hair removal, a preparation containing enzymes is applied, after which the master wraps the desired area of ​​skin with a special osmotic film and applies a thermal bandage.
  4. Then the process of heating the epilated area by infrared radiation occurs, due to which the enzymes penetrate the skin and destroy the hair.
  5. The last step is the application of moisturizing milk on the skin containing enzymes to relieve redness and slow hair growth.

It is recommended to carry out the procedure once a month, but the effect appears after the first session. The best effect is achieved after 6-7 procedures.


  • skin reaction to enzyme-containing drugs
  • menstruation
  • pregnancy
  • lactation
  • skin diseases
  • diabetes
  • varicose veins on the epilable area

Video: Electrolysis in a beauty salon

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