hair removal...

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electrolysis

the ONLY 100% permanent

hair removal treatment!

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alkaline wash

Remove fluffy fine facial hairs

(peach fuzz)

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IPL

A progressively, permanent hair reduction solution.

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dermaplaning

Remove facial "peach fuzz"

without downtime.

Perfect for all skin types

 

IPL

hair reduction...

imagine not having to shave, tweeze or wax again...

Intense pulse light (IPL) technology provides a non-invasive, long lasting solution for unwanted hair on the face, bikini line and other areas of the body.  IPL hair removal has been performed safely for many years, effectively eliminating dozens of hairs with each pulse.

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Face

lip + chin

lip 

chin

cheeks

35

20

20

50

Upper body

underarms

1/2 arm

full arm

1/2 back

3/4 back

full back

back + shoulders

shoulders

chest

stomach

chest + stomach

neck-back/front

tummy line

areola

fingers + hands

Lower Body

1/2 leg

full leg

bikini

g string

brazilian

brazilian

+ underarms

1/2 leg, brazilian

+ underarms

full leg, brazilian

+ underarms

knees

buttocks

feet + toes

50

90

140

90

125

159

189

60

90

75

159

40

25

20

49

130

199

50

65

75

 

99

 

169

 

229

50

69

49

package prices are available upon request

Before + After Care Instructions...

before your ipl treatment...

ONE day prior to your treatment, neatly remove all the hair in the area to be treated by shaving, trying not to nick the skin in the process.  The IPL energy needs to be able to travel all the way down the hair shaft towards the root to fully destroy the hair follicle.  Any remaining surface hair will attract the IPL energy away from the root making it more uncomfortable and less effective.

Do not depilate with waxing, tweezing or threading before your treatment.

Do not use bleaching creams.

Avoid exfoliating, microdermabrasion or peels for 1 week prior to treatment.

Keep the area to be treated clean and dry.

Protect your skin from sun exposure with suitable clothing and the uise of sun screen SPF 30+ before your treatment

Remove ALL self tan lotions, gels or spray before your IPL treatment.

on the day of your ipl treatment...

Avoid wearing dark/black underwear for underarm for bikini treatments.

Avoid very hot baths, showers, steam baths and saunas.

Ensure the area to be treated is thoroughly cleaned, free of moisturiser and perfume.

after your ipl treatment...

Some people may experience a mild sunburn-like sensation. This usually lasts 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours.

 

Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Cool showers or baths will offer relief.

 

Avoid excessive scrubbing with scrub brushes or loofah sponges and use of exfoliants (glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, astringents, perfumes, deodorants and after-shaves) for at least 7-10 days after treatment.

 

Avoid sun exposure to treated areas, as well as the use of sun tanning beds and self-tanning creams.

 

Keep the area moisturised. You may use your normal moisturiser or one recommended by your beauty therapist. Use Aloe Vera gel if very red and/or swollen. Use a light moisturiser only, no AHA's. If you experience intense itching 2-4 days after treatment, applications of ice and/or hydrocortisone cream will help.

 

Use a SPF 30+ sunscreen if sun exposure is unavoidable. Sun avoidance will decrease the likelihood of skin colour changes.

 

It is important to be aware that your hair will shed for up to one month after your treatment. The hair will appear to be growing but will easily be removed by hand. You may use a loofah regularly to encourage this shedding.

 

Hairs that were in the resting phase at the time of treatment may enter the active phase in 1-6 months depending on the body area.

 

Follow-up treatment may be performed at 4 week intervals or within 2 weeks of new hair growth.

 

Avoid swimming, hot tubs/Jacuzzis, and excessive exercise for 7 days after treatment or until redness resolves.

 

If blisters occur, apply antibiotic ointment to the areas 2 times a day until healed.

 

Often people with oilier skin and deep dense hair may experience pimple-like breakouts. This is normal and will eventually subside.

 

Women having their full bikini area treated and men having their face and/or neck treated may experience swelling, redness and pimple-like breakouts. This may take up to 3 weeks to subside.

 

It is important to note that hair loss will become more noticeable after approximately the third to fifth treatment.

 

frequently asked questions...

What is IPL?
IPL hair removal is a safe, non-invasive treatment that permanently reduces the number of re-growing hairs.  Light pulses are used to damage hair follicles and impair their ability to grow hair.  Damaged hair follicles are eliminated , with excellent long term results.


What is the difference between IPL and Laser?
Lasers have been used in surgery for years.  The IPL is an adaptation of the laser, more suited to the beauty industry.  The biggest difference between laser and IPL, as far as treatment is concerned, is the coverage.  The laser beam is very narrow, only covering a small spot at a time, while IPL coverage is several times the area, and therefore treatments are much quicker. 
Lasers produce light from one specific wavelength, or colour, for a very specific target.  The light emitted from the IPL is composed of a spectrum of colours from different wavelengths, enabling selective photo-absorption (light absorption) to different targets.  In other words, using the IPL is like using a group of lasers in a single treatment.

How does IPL permanent hair reduction work?
Intense Pulsed Light targets the colour pigment (melanin) in the hairs. Dark hairs on fair skin have the best and quickest results. Fair hairs will require extra treatments with lesser results. Caution is required when treating hairs on darker skins; this is explained below and would be discussed more fully during your consultation.
The hair growth cycle: Hairs grow in constant cycles:  Firstly hairs are actively growing, then they become dormant (resting), and finally they loosen and shed, only to be replaced by more new, actively growing hairs. Only hair follicles in the active growth stage are disabled by IPL treatments.
Hairs in the dormant stage of the growth cycle normally remain anchored in the follicles for weeks or months, depending on their location, but their follicles and associated hair germination cells are not disabled by IPL treatments.  These follicles will be treated in subsequent sessions.   This is why you need repeated sessions.  Hair growth becomes sparser with each session.   All treated hairs should shed within about two weeks.


How often will I need treatments?

Body - once every 4 to 6 weeks,

Face - once every 3 to 4 weeks.

You will need 6 to 12 sessions in total, then maintenance 1 - 3 times a year. Hormonal women - will require more maintenance treatments.
A course of 6 to 12 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals is usually required to treat hairs at all stages of the natural re-growth cycle; which varies depending on hair type and colour, and the location being treated. Fair hairs will require extra treatments. A maintenance session may be necessary from time to time, due to the development  of new hair growth appearing, as our hormonal balance continues to change with age, or due to the influence  of stress, illness, disease and drugs i.e; steroids or contraceptive pills.  Towards the end of the process, the interval between hair reduction treatments may be extended to 6-8 weeks as the re-growth cycles slow.

 

What happens at my appointment?
Consultation and Test Patch: Your first appointment will be a comprehensive consultation to answer all your questions and to check that there are no contra-indications to IPL treatments, such as medications which cause photo-sensitivity, and to ascertain the degree of recent sun or UV exposure on the area to be treated. The colour of your skin and the condition to be treated must be assessed, then a calculation is made to determine the appropriate setting.  A patch test will be applied and we must wait to see the outcome, up to 48 hours after the test patch.   It is very important to be honest about medications and your recent sun or UV exposure.  Clients with photo-sensitivity problems may develop some adverse reactions such as blistering or mild burning sensations.  Your first test patch flash will be set on a low setting in order to avoid this.  The setting may be raised if appropriate.

 

The treatment area is re-assessed, wiped with a mild antiseptic lotion to remove all traces of oils, etc., and ultrasound gel is then applied.  Both the operator and the client will wear glasses to protect their eyes from the bright flashes of light, then treatment may commence.  The flash light lamp at the head of the hand piece is held against the client’s skin and the intense light is pulsed at the trigger of a button.   The lamp is moved over the skin to cover the entire area.   Once the treatment is completed the gel will be wiped off and a cooling gel will be applied, plus sun block where appropriate.

For hair removal; in areas of course hair growth the treatment area is obvious, but sometimes it is not so obvious, so it is therefore appropriate to allow the hairs to grow just a little, so that the operator may clearly see the area needing treatment.  This area will then need to be shaved before your IPL treatment begins, because it is imperative that the light is targeted down the hair shaft to the bulb. We don’t want to treat (and heat) hairs on the skin’s surface.  Where the treatment area is obvious, you may shave the hair yourself before you arrive for your appointment.


Is it painful?

Some treatments have little or no sensation at all, but for other treatments, clients may feel a slight sting, similar to the flick of a rubber band against your skin.  It is certainly not unbearable, and we can always reduce the intensity if you feel the need.  Immediately after some treatments you may feel a mild heat for a few minutes, or a couple of hours, but after most treatments you will feel next to nothing at all.


How will I look after the treatment?
Immediate Response: In most cases there is no visible reaction and you would be expected to be able to return to work and resume your normal activities immediately after your appointment.  However, IPL causes heat in the target tissues; therefore it is quite acceptable for the area to be slightly reddened immediately after treatment, but this  would normally dissipate within half an hour.  It is possible for the skin to appear slightly red for a couple of hours and up to 24 hours.   If a reaction is visible after 48 hours it is imperative to contact your IPL operator for further advice.   For those people concerned about wearing make-up immediately after treatment; provided there is no adverse reaction, (which is very rare), we can apply a mineral foundation to your face after your sun block.  After hair removal treatments it is also common to see a slight swelling at the mouth of each hair follicle, similar to goose bumps.  This appearance should disappear within the same frame time as with reddening. 

Please note: In darker skinned people, these responses may be delayed for up to 24 hours.  

Can Dark Skins Be Treated?

Light produced by laser and by IPL is absorbed by the colour pigment, melanin, which is present in our hair and skin.  Caution is required when treating people with dark skins, Asian skins and some other skins which tan very easily.  Hyper-pigmentation or blanching of the skin is likely to occur if there is too much melanin present in the skin.  It is possible to treat medium to medium/dark skins on a low intensity.  The consultation process and a test patch, will determine whether each individual can be treated.  Strict guidelines must be adhered to, when treating darker skinned people, using only low levels of intensity at each session, and therefore more treatments will be needed to achieve a result.  Skins such as Negroid, Melanesian and some darker Indian skins are not treatable – for both skin rejuvenation and for hair removal.  Electrolysis is an option for these people, but it too, must be administered with caution, on a low intensity, due to the possibility of hyperpigmentation or blanching.

Can I have IPL hair removal if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

Although IPL hair removal is not a dangerous procedure and the application of the light has not been shown to affect more than the top layer of the skin, I do not like to take the chances with the wellbeing of my clients.  If you are pregnant or breast feeding, Dermal Remedy recommends putting your IPL hair removal treatments on hold.

important to note...

Important Before Care:
Sun exposure and tanning: You can NOT be treated if you have had ultra violet (UV) exposure from the sun or sun beds within the past 2 weeks.  Therefore prior to your treatments you must cover well with clothing and hats and sun block to prevent extra activity of the melanin cells in your skin.  Melanin cells are responsible for tanning.  Your tan slowly ‘wears off’ as those cells reach the surface of your skin in the normal skin- shedding activity, known as skin renewal. Fake tans stain the outer skin cells, and this colour will intensify the IPL heat at the surface of the skin, therefore we cannot treat with IPL for at least two to four  weeks after a fake tan application.
Waxing, plucking, threading: For hair removal treatments, allow the hair to grow just a little, ( 2 mm is enough) immediately prior to your treatment day.  It is advisable to shave between appointments, as waxing or plucking would remove the hairs that we are hoping to target in your next session. ON THE BODY, SHAVING DOES NOT CAUSE FUTURE HAIR GROWTH TO GROW MORE RAPIDLY OR TO BECOME COARSER.  Only the actual shaved hairs will become coarser, but they will shed, and new growth will be normal.

Bleach or depilatory creams: These products should not be used for at least one week before IPL treatments. 

AHA Creams, Glycolic or Salicylic Peels:  These products should not be used for at least one week before IPL treatments.

 


Important After Care:


For 24 hours after each IPL treatment:   

•    No sun exposure or UV exposure of sun beds   

•    Wear sun block with both UVA and UVB protection   

•    No depilatory,  AHA, glycolic or salicylic creams   

•    No very hot baths or showers – tepid water only   

•    No heat treatments e.g. sauna   

•    No swimming in chlorinated pools or spa baths   

•    No deodorant – if underarms treated   

•    No perfumes, highly perfumed soaps or lotions, etc.


 Long term After Care:   

•    Always wear a good sun block with both UVA and UVB protection   

•    Avoid excessive sun or UV exposure.  Cover up and be sun-safe.


Adverse Reactions:
 •     Redness and swelling of the skin are normal.  They are harmless effects which usually disappear within half    
an hour, but can occasionally be visible for two to thirty hours. Tightening of the skin can sometimes be felt for one or two days.  In      extreme cases blistering may occur, which heals in a few days.  Cooling, healing gel or ice-packs should be applied frequently to alleviate discomfort.  Treat this situation as you would for sun burn.
  •    Scabbing is possible after blistering.  It is extremely important NOT to pick scabs off the skin, as they are protecting the underlying skin while it heals itself.  If you pick a scab off, the healing process will stop and you could be left with little pock marks.
  •    If any signs of redness and swelling are still present after 48 hours of treatment, please contact the IPL operator for further advice.  If your IPL operator cannot be contacted, a doctor, pharmacist or naturopath should be able to give you appropriate advice.  In the mean time, treat as sun burn.
  •    Blanching or hyper-pigmentation will only occur if strict guidelines regarding settings for the different skin types and colours have not been adhered to;  OR if the client has not disclosed all contra-indications, medications or the full extent of their sun or UV exposure during the month prior to treatment.  Usually blanching or hyper-pigmented scars will heal and fade over weeks or months, but in extreme cases, especially on darker skins, they could be permanent.

 

 

ELECTROLYSIS

hair removal...

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100% permanent hair removal

For over 140 years electrolysis has been the ONLY recognised 100% form of permanent hair removal treatment, and is effective for all skin types and hair colours including white, grey blonde and red hair.

The technique itself permanently destroyes germinative cells in the hair follicle 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.

Consultation  $20 l 30min

(redeemable on first treatment)

$60 l 15 min

(this time is ideal for maintenance)

$90 l 30 min

$120 l 45 min

$150 l 60 min

Dermal Remedy is proud to use APILUS technology.  Apilus offers extremely advanced technology with proven effectiveness in the field of hair removal.

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 on of the only electrolysis brands guaranteeing gentle 100% hair removal.

They designed an advanced computer 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.

It has demonstrated time and time again that is 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.

 

 

frequently asked questions...

 

What is Electrolysis?

A very fine sterile probe is inserted into each individual hair follicle sending a localised electrical current to the growth centre to destroy the germinative cells that allow the hair to grow, the effects are almost always permanent and any areas of the body can have hair removed in this way.

Electrolysis is an effective treatment for both vellus and Terminal Hair.

     -Vellus hair is soft, fine, and short.  Most woman have villus hair on their chest, back, and face.  It can be darker and more noticeable in some woman than others, especially those with darker complexions.

     -Terminal hair is coarser, darker, and longer than vellus hair.

Types of Electrolysis

The first method of electrolysis was galvanism discovered by a  US ophthalmologist in 1875 who used it to successfully, permanently remove ingrown eyelashes.  The other method of electrolysis is thermolysis which was discovered in France in 1924.  The two systems used in conjunction are known as the blend method.  To date these methods are the only treatments used for permanent hair removal.

     -Galvanic or Electrolysis is a chemical process.  The current produces a chemical reaction in the hair follicle eliminating the hair growth cells.

     -Thermolysis or short wave produces heat.  When this modality is used it heats and destroys the hair growth cells in the follicle.

     -Blend method combines galvanic current with thermolysis current.  Thermolysis heats up the chemical reaction from the Galvanic current destroying hair growth cells.

Why should I choose electrolysis over other hair removal methods?

Electrolysis is the ONLY true permanent hair removal method and the only permanent treatment recognised by the FDA.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments required varies from individual to individual.  Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated.  

Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quality and structure of hair presented, previous us of temporary hair removal methods, hereditary, hormone function, certain medication and stress influence the treatment program for each person.  It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results.

How long will it take to do the cause of treatments required for permanent hair removal?

Depending of the area size, allow 9 months to 2 years.  Most hair will be permanently gone in 9 - 12 months.

How long to leave between appointments?

In this case it will depend on how often you are currently removing the hair. If you are tweezing daily we will need to see you twice weekly to begin with. If you have never removed the hair you may only need a treatment every six or eight weeks.

How does IPL differ from electrolysis?

The main difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis is that electrolysis works on all hair and skin colours and types. 

Laser hair removal only works on dark hair with fair skin. Additionally in some cases laser treatment for hair removal is not always successful on every area. While laser may work very well on underarms and bikini line it may not work at all on arms or thighs.

Is electrolysis painful?

The treatment of electrolysis has come a long way from its early days when, when treating permanent hair removal was painful and more than not, unsuccessful.

Dermal Remedy uses the state of the art hair removal machine.  The Apilus is the fastest and least painful technology available today.

You are not alone in having unwanted hair!  Believe it or not, your hair problems are probably typical. There are many reasons people - both men and women - turn to electrolysis as the best way to remove hair. No matter what the specific problem area, age, gender, hair or skin type, hair colour or skin colour - electrolysis can help.

Hair Removal for Sensitive areas

Professionally performed electrolysis safely and permanently eliminates unwanted hair from the breasts and nearby sensitive areas with unsurpassed results.

Hair Removal for Course or Curly Hair

Electrolysis can help address common issues arising from curly, wavy or coarse hair. Ingrown hairs, raised bumps and darker skin areas are common problems for people with these types of hair who use temporary hair removal methods such as tweezing.

Hair Removal for Darker Skins

Dark skin is a challenge for some hair removal methods, but not for electrolysis. If you've heard that your skin tone means that you are not a candidate for other hair removal treatments, then electrolysis if for you. Electrolysis is effective on all skin colors and types of hair.

Hair Removal for PCOS and Hormonal Changes

Hormonal changes causing the growth of unwanted excess facial or body hair can be triggered by more than just age or pregnancy. The cause can be related to puberty, menopause, pregnancy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), an underlying medical condition, your genetic makeup, and even some medications.

Hair Removal For Teens

Physical changes that come with adolescence, like thick eyebrows for boys or facial hair for girls, can make a stressful time of life unbearable. If you're a teen or the parent of a teen, rest assured that there is a permanent solution for removing excess hair safely, comfortably and conveniently: electrolysis.

Hair Removal for Transgender

Your own sense of personal beauty is based on your insight into who you uniquely are, which is the whole reason for your gender transition. If you are looking for a treatment to permanently remove facial hair and excess body hair as part of gender reassignment, electrolysis is the solution for you.

Hair Removal for Men

A well groomed appearance is important in business as well as socially. Beyond that, some men just naturally have too much body hair for their own sense of style or their partner's aesthetic taste. Men use electrolysis to tame beard hair, neck hair, ear hair, back hair, chest hair, and other unwanted excess hair.

Before + After Care Instructions...

Before

DO

Hydrate + Moisturise - Drink a lot of water during the full course of your treatment sessions and keep the treatment area well moisturized for best hair removal results.

Try avoiding chocolate, caffeine and alcohol 24-hrs before treatment to promote further hydration.

Clean + Fresh - Always arrive to your appointment in good hygiene.

Consult your Doctor - If you have any health conditions that impact your skin, heart, blood or hair growth you should always consult your physician first.

Be Honest - Always tell your electrologist the truth and disclose all health conditions when completing the forms provided.

DON’T

Use Serious Retinoids - Stop using retinoids at least 1-week prior to treatment.

Clog Pores - Refrain from applying make-up, deodorants or any other products that may clog the pores of the area being treated.

Bleach Hair - Never bleach hair right before an appointment. The harder the hair is to see, the harder it is to remove. If you bleach in between appointments, allow enough time for your hair to grow back in so your electrologist can see your roots {approx 1/16” to 1/8”}.

Expose Yourself to Sun - Stay out of the sun for at least 48-hrs prior to electrolysis treatment to avoid dilation of the blood vessels.

RECOMMENDED

Managing Pain & Discomfort - Take a pain relief tablet. Use as directed on the label.

Avoid caffeine, alcohol & chocolate 24-hrs prior.

You may want to avoid treatment during menstruation because some women find they are more sensitive during this time.

SHAVE

If you are getting a dense area treated like the bikini, groin or beard, shave the area being treated 3-5 days before your first treatment (depending on regrowth rates) to ensure all hairs being treated are in the Anagen {growth} phase. Ensure regrowth is at least 1/16” to 1/8” in length.

After

DO

Soothe + Sterilize - Use witch hazel, diluted tea tree oil, or aloe vera to soothe & sterilize the area.

Reduce Inflammation - Apply a cold compress to minimize swelling.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Cataphoresis - A post-depilation care which uses continuous or galvanic current to restore the skin after hair removal.

DON’T

Increase Risk of Infection - Avoid rubbing, scratching, and over-touching the treated area within the first 24-hours post-treatment.

Alcohol Based Products - Refrain from using products like perfume immediately following treatment. Isopropyl alcohol burns and can irritate the treated area because the pores are open.

Remove Scabs - It’s normal for scabs to form after electrolysis, so it’s important to never pick them. Removing a scab prematurely can cause scars and increase chances of infection.

Clog Pores - Refrain from applying make-up, deodorants or any other products that may clog the pores of the treated area.

Wax, Tweeze, Thread or Sugar - If you must remove your hair between appointments, then shave, clip or use a depilatory cream.

Remember, if you bleach in between appointments, make sure there is enough time for your hair to grow back in so your electrologist can see your roots {approx 1/16” to 1/8”}.

Sweat Excessively - Engagement in activities that cause excessive sweating, like working-out or sitting in a sauna, immediately after treatment can trigger a build-up of bacteria and cause infection.

RECOMMENDED

Managing Pain + Discomfort - Apply a topical salve or aloe vera

Take a pain relief tablet (use as directed).

Apply a numbing cream found over the counter with 2% Lidocaine, or one slightly stronger that can be prescribed by a physician.

Sun + Swim - Stay out of the sun for 72-hours to avoid pigment spots. If you will be in the sun, be sure to use a sunscreen with a minimum of 30-SPF.

Avoid chlorine for 48-hrs

WHAT TO EXPECT

Redness, Swelling, Scabbing + Possible Bruising

The post-treatment sensation feels similar to a sunburn. Your electrologist will apply witch hazel & aloe vera at the end of your session but you can ask about other post-treatment options that may be appropriate for you.

During Treatment

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Medical History Assessment

You will be asked to complete a client health consult form at your first appointment. Please be honest. Dermal Remedy is a safe place and all your information is protected!

Health Standards - You will always be treated in a clean and sanitized environment.

You will receive a new and sterile probe at the start of every appointment that will serve specifically for your health conditions, hair type and pain threshold. Each probe will be discarded after the session.

Positioning - Your electrologist may ask for your assistance with pulling and stretching your skin depending on the location of the treatment area and the elasticity of your skin. You may also be repositioned several times to help make the treatment area more accessible.

RECOMMENDED

Relax + Distract - Try to get as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

Keep yourself distracted. Try meditation or engaging in a conversation with your electrologist.

Tough It Out - Work as close to your pain threshold as possible to get the most effective treatment. You will also begin to build up a tolerance making future visits less uncomfortable.

Watch the Face - You may be tempted to schedule longer appointments if you have a high pain threshold; however, it’s smart to keep appointment increments to 20-minutes or less for any single treatment area.

 

alkaline

wash...

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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   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.

Consultation + patch test

 $20 l 30min

(redeemable on first treatment)

Alkaline Wash Treatment

$85 l 45 min

*home care products are included in the price and are provided after every appointment and should be used for 5-7 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 following Dermafix home care skin products after your treatment for 5-7 days...Gentle Cleansing Gel, ACC Copper, Bio Hydrating Cream or Skin ResQ and Dermashield 40+ or 50+

 
 
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.

Benefits...
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 



 

dermaplaning


 

 

 

Dermaplaning  

 $79 l 45min

 

softer, smoother, brighter, glowing skin

Dermaplaning is a fast, safe, non-invasive treatment that can improve many skin conditions with instant results and no downtime.

Dermaplaning is safely performed using a sterile stainless steel surgical blade. The blade is held against the skin at a 45-degree angle and is stroked gently along the skin to remove the outermost layers of dead cells  along with fine facial hair known as ‘peach fuzz’ or vellus hair.  It immediately leaves the skin feeling smooth, supple and vibrant.

Your dermaplaning treatment includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation (dermaplaning), a light enzyme treatment finished with nourishing serums, moisturisers and an SPF.

 

 

 

Dermaplaning effectively...

  • Improves skin texture

  • Lightens uneven hyperpigmented skin for a more even skin tone

  • Unblocks blackheads, making pores appear smaller

  • prevents breakouts and acne

  • helps makeup go on smoother

  • Allows better penetration of skin care products

  • reduces the appearance of acne scarring

  • reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • promotes smoother, more radiant skin

  • primes skin for other skin treatments such as:  skin conditioning facials and the green power rebuilder (natural micro skin needling)

  • INSTANT RESULTS WITH NO DOWNTIME

 

 

 Before + After Care Instructions...

 

Before your treatment...

  • Please discontinue products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) 24-48 hours before treatment.

  • A history of herpes or cold sores may require a course of anti-viral medication pre and post treatment.

  • Your therapist may recommend appropriate products to help enhance results and/or minimize potential side effects.​

After your treatment...

  • You may experience slight redness and swelling, which should resolve within 24 hours.

  • Mineral make-up can be worn immediately following treatment.

  • Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity for 24 hours; this includes exercise of any kind.

  • Avoid products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, retinol, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) for 24 hours after treatment.

  • You may resume your regular skin care routine 24 hours after treatment.

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