The DermaFix Conditioning Alkaline Wash system is a remarkable treatment designed to reduce fine downy hair. This type of hair is very difficult to remove with electrolysis and is also not suitable to be treated with IPL. With regular use of DermaFix Conditioning Alkaline Wash, the rate of hair re-growth will become slower and more permanent. This protocol can be combined with electrolysis or IPL for those with stronger hair growth.
The advantage of alkaline wash is that you can remove large areas of hair in one treatment with no discomfort unlike other hair removal systems.
Alkaline Wash Treatment
$150 l 1hr 30min
A unique treatment designed to remove the fine hair on the skin. This Conditioning Alkaline wash takes the pH of the skin to the opposite end of the scale, causing skin cells to soften and unwanted hairs to dissolve. With regular use of the Alkaline wash, the rate of hair growth will slow and become permanent.
Your Alkaline Wash Treatment includes a double cleanse the Alkaline Wash hair removal system that will remove all hair from your face while exfoliating, lightening and brightening your skin, followed by a soothing + restorative jelly mask. While your mask is on your feet receive some pampering with hot towels and a relaxing foot massage. Finished with nourishing serums + moisturisers and an SPF.
*home care products are included in the price and are provided after every appointment and should be used for 3 - 5 days after every treatment.
Before + After Care Instructions...
Do not sunbathe for 48 hours
Do not apply make up to the area for 12 hours
Inform your therapist if you are taking any medications or vitamins
Inform your therapist if you think you may be pregnant
Inform your therapist if you have iodine allergies
Use the recommended Dermafix home care products after your treatment for 3 - 5 days
frequently asked questions...
What is alkaline wash and how does it work?
Alkaline wash is an alkaline powder, which is mixed into a paste and applied to the skin for approximately 2-4 minutes. The treatment works by taking the hair to a high alkaline level. This will dissolve the hair part of the underlying follicle and it is totally pain free.
After the first treatment the hair will grow back at its normal rate, but as treatments progress the re-frowth rate will become slower and slower, usually resulting in a permanent hair loss over a period of time.
How many treatments will I need before the hair is permanently removed?
It is impossible to estimate how many treatments are needed as permanent removal is dependent on may things, ie. how the hair was previously treated, how long it has been there, the reasons for the hair growth etc. Some clients report a reduction in hair growth after just one session, however there is no guarantee as every clients skin is different.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment usually takes approximately 45 minutes
Why do I need a patch test prior to treatment?
The patch test is usually carried out on the area to be treated and ensures that your skin is suitable for the alkaline wash treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The treatment is totally pain free; however in some cases the area cab appear red and warm. This is normal and will subside in a short period of time.
Which area of my face can be treated?
Any areas of the face can be treated, provided the hair type is suitable.
I have both course and fine hair, can I still have the treatment?
Yes, although the course dark hair will need to be treated with electrolysis, while the fine downy hair can be treated with alkaline wash. I would recommned that you begin with alkaline wash treatment, the course hairs that are not removed can then be treated with electrolysis a few days later.
How often should I have a treatment?
After your first alkaline wash the hair will grow back at its normal rate but as treatments progress, the regrowth rate will become slower and slower and your time between treatment sill increase. Some clients go months without needing an alkaline wash.
Will the treatment stimulate hair?
No, the alkaline wash has a dissolving and damaging effect on the follicle. It is impossible to stimulate hair growth.
The treatment is pain free
Large areas of hair can be removed in one treatment
Ideal for persons who are not suitable for IPL or electrolysis
Works well when combined with electrolysis
Can lead to permanent hair removal