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Electrolysis, Epilation, Photoepilation

Waxing the bikini line: Getting it over with once and for all!

2022-05-09

A well-waxed bikini line is in vogue, even to the point of full body hair removal! There’s just one hitch: you don’t know how to go about it. Shaving, waxing, photoepilation or electrolysis. It’s important to know how to get rid of your bikini line without getting irritated or ingrown hairs. To help you see things more clearly, here is a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the different hair removal methods. Continue Reading…

Aesthetics, Electrolysis, Epilation, Photoepilation

6 Reasons to Offer Electroepilation in your Beauty Salon

2022-02-11

Do you own a beauty clinic and do not offer electrolysis? You think it has gone out of fashion because of the growing popularity of photoepilation? Well, think again! Electrolysis is the only hair removal method that permanently removes all types of hair, regardless of color. What’s more, there are no drawbacks to electrolysis, unlike photoepilation, which has a few restrictions and is therefore not suitable for 100% of your clients. Here are 6 reasons to offer this service in your clinic. Continue Reading…

Electrolysis, Epilation, Photoepilation

6 Must-Have Post-Depilatory Products

2022-01-14

Once the hair removal treatment is complete, after-care should be performed to avoid any adverse skin reaction. It is extremely important to apply good post-depilatory products on the treated area to soothe redness,  prevent infection and dark spots, as well as protect it against external aggressors. Here are 6 products you can’t do without after any type of hair removal!

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Once the hair removal treatment is complete, after-care should be performed to avoid any adverse skin reaction. It is extremely important to apply good post-depilatory products on the treated area to soothe redness,  prevent infection and dark spots, as well as protect it against external aggressors. Here are 6 products you can’t do without after any type of hair removal!

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Electrolysis, Photoepilation

Teens and Hair Removal: What You Need to Know

2021-09-15

Teens and hair removal: an unavoidable topic. Indeed, smooth and hairless skin is still desirable today, which means that teenage girls are often eager to eliminate newly grown hairs, however fine and pale they may be. Friends compare each other out: one shaves, another goes to the beautician, yet another has electrolysis treatments. Many parents therefore ask themselves: when should teens be allowed to epilate, and which method is best for them?

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Aesthetics, Electrolysis, Photoepilation

Epilation 101 : Waxing, Photoepilation and Electropilation

2020-10-21

There are myriad ways to get rid of superfluous hair. Some are more convenient, others less so, but provide lasting results. Some require an investment both in time and in money, whereas others are more affordable, yet require periodic upkeep! There is no such thing as a hair removal “silver bullet”, but that does not mean that certain solutions are not more promising than others!

This is why we would like to present in synthetic fashion the advantages and drawbacks tied to three of the most popular hair removal solutions: waxing, photoepilation and electropilation.

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Aesthetics, Electrolysis, Photoepilation

WHEN HAIR REMOVAL GOES HAND IN HAND WITH HYGIENE

2020-05-15

Asepsis. This word rings a bell to you? It is a preventive method to avoid the contamination of an area or surface by foreign micro-organisms. It gained in importance in the last few years in electrolysis and aesthetics salons to fight against bacteria, microbes and viruses of all kinds. The new reality where physical distancing and sanitary rules are part of daily precautions makes hygiene a priority during hair removal treatments.

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Electrolysis, Epilation, Photoepilation

Hair growth, explained

2019-11-19

It’s a fact, we don’t know very much about our body hair. Probably in part because its growth occurs slowly, and that it falls without us noticing, except, that is, when we take a peek at our shower drain! Such ignorance makes for a certain amount of misconceptions about hair that we should dispel, if only to help us choose what type of epilation procedure is right for us. Let us first get rid of the notion that hair grows… and “re-grows”, once cut or shaven. Hair will only resume its natural growth, and will fall eventually, before being replaced by a brand new hair. But then, how does that happen, exactly?

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Electrolysis, Photoepilation

Hair Removal for Men – What Are My Options?

2018-11-16

Hair Removal au masculin: A Quick Guide

To some, putting “men” and “hair removal” in the same sentence might seem slightly odd. Yet it is hard to argue against the fact that masculine epilation has now gone mainstream. Indeed, more and more men are deciding nowadays to have their body and/or facial hair partially or completely removed, be it for aesthetic reasons, or say, to provide a performance advantage in sports. Whatever the motivations behind such a decision, there are many options available on the market, yet only a select few really are suitable for men’s specific needs. Let’s go through them, then, shall we?

Right out of the gate, one would be hard pressed to recommend any type of temporary solution, other than one’s usual shaving regimen. Waxing, for one, should be taken out of the equation. First, the elephant in the room: the discomfort such a procedure entails. This issue is especially acute for men, as pain increases in proportion to the density of hair growth.  Then factor in the fact that such quasi-torture will have to be repeated indefinitely in the future, and at fairly frequent intervals, at that, and you’ll quickly understand why this is a no-go. But what about hair remover lotions, I hear you ask? Those too, arguably, are best treated with caution. Notwithstanding their patchy record of effectiveness, such products are by nature irritant – hence the high risk of causing undesirable skin reactions, especially if used on a regular basis.

But If You’re Serious About Hair Removal

Gentlemen, let’s be honest. Long term solutions where it’s at if you’re serious about getting rid of those unwanted hairs. And in any case, wouldn’t you want to take care of the issue once and for all?

The real choice, then, will be between photoepilation (IPL or laser), or electroepilation (AKA electrolysis). At first, photoepilation might seem to be the obvious path. For both IPL (which stands for “Intense Pulsed Light”) and laser can be used to treat large zones efficiently and quickly, which pays off when dealing with wider surfaces that exhibit a high density of hair growth (back, torso, legs). However, such techniques are not appropriate in certain other situations, such as when dealing with pale (or white) hairs, or darker skins. Specific areas of the body like eyebrows or… rather more intimate locations, shall we say, demand a more considered approach.

Electrolysis to the rescue

For those situations, electrolysis comes to the rescue. Indeed, this technique allows for a more targeted approach (as each hair is destroyed individually), which obviously comes at the price of speed (though a good operator will mitigate that difference significantly). In fact, Dectro’s Apilus xCell electrolysis device also boasts specific programs for men, whose hairs are bigger and hardier, which makes for an even more efficient (and attractive) treatment. Add the fact that electrolysis is the only treatment that will lead to total elimination of hair; laser or IPL will only lead to a reduction of pilosity (roughly 80%). Obviously, a trained specialist will be able to guide you and orient you towards the treatment that is more suited to your particular condition. For when it comes to hair removal, whether you are male or female, there simply is no room for improvisation; one is always better off getting help from professionals.