What is Electrolysis

Electrology is the science of permanent hair removal. Using state-of-the-art technology, a minimum amount of electricity is gently applied to the base of the hair follicle electrolysis. This process destroys the hair growth tissue. Therefore, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently eliminated.

The term electrolysis treatments are used to describe all methods of permanent hair removal. The electrolysis modality was the first method used to remove hair permanently back in 1875. The term electrolysis is branded as the process of permanent hair removal electrolysis.

An electrologist inserts a very fine needle into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft (keep in mind how tiny hairs are). A minute amount of current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells.

Medical electrolysis devices destroy the hair growth cells with chemical or heat energy. All modalities equally destroy hair growth cells that cause hair growth. The modality used is the preference of the professional electrologist. All three original modalities used in electrolysis treatments have evolved. The galvanic (true electrolysis) modality still causes a chemical decomposition of the hair follicle cells; the thermolysis (high frequency, shortwave) still destroys the hair growing cells with heat; and the blend (or sequential) still combines galvanic and high frequency to disable the hair follicle.

Electrolysis Oxygen Facial Clinic in North Vancouver uses small bursts of electricity caused by radiofrequency (thermolysis) and galvanic electrolysis hair removal. The electrolysis probes go directly into the follicle targeting. A single hair at a time.

  1. AC/Short-wave current also called “Thermolysis”. The alternating current produces heat, which cauterizes the hair follicle and surrounding tissue. The filament is in the follicle for a fraction of a second and is very effective for treating straight hairs.
  2. DC/Galvanic current also called “Electrolysis”. The direct current causes a chemical breakdown of the saltwater in your skin converting it to lye, which then destroys the follicle base. This method is a little slower as the filament needs to be in the follicle for a few seconds in order for the reaction to occur. This current is excellent for sensitive skin and curly or red hairs.
  3. Blended currents also called “Blend”. The blend is a mix of AC and DC. The Alternating current speeds up the Direct current. This method is slower than thermolysis but faster than galvanic and can be very effective on problem hairs.
  1. Have not used Retin A, Tazorac or any potent retinoid for at least 1 week
  2. Be comfortable
  • Eliminate Stress
  • Avoid stimulants like Caffeine, Chocolate or Sugar
  • Keep Hydrated
  • A meal before treatment may help with discomfort

Most breakouts are caused by post-treatment infection that is why it is very important to KEEP IT CLEAN! During electrolysis, the hair is actually removed from the follicle, leaving the follicle exposed and susceptible to infection. The first 12-24 hours after is when post-treatment procedures are really important. Here are 5 simple rules to help keep your skin happy after treatment.


Hands off! It’s very tempting, especially when you’re so used to playing with those hairs all the time. Touching the treated area only just transfers dirt and oil onto your skin.


Use a gentle antibacterial soap to cleanse the skin.


Disinfect the area often with a mild antiseptic/astringent (toner). It should be mild, not too strong as it can sometimes over strip the skin of its natural oils, causing your skin to produce more oil, which can lead to breakouts. Witch hazel is most ideal.


Avoid makeup and heavy sunscreens for 48 hours. Let the skin breathe, this helps with preventing breakouts and also helps speed up the healing process. If you must wear makeup or sunscreen, first put on a thin layer of Polysporin (cream, not the ointment) or another type of antibiotic cream. Then apply your makeup or sunscreen.


Avoid exercising. Excessive sweat and oil clog the follicles for 24-48 hours.


No moisturizer on the days surrounding your appointment. That means the day before, the day of and the day after. The drier the skin, the less chance of it reacting.  


  • Antibiotic topicals such as Polysporin also help heal the skin but use the cream, the ointment is too greasy and can cause breakouts.

  • Epsom Salts are also great for calming down the skin as well as keeping it clean.

  • Taking an antihistamine prior can help with over-reactive skin.

Unlike another hair removal near me options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results. Electrolysis hair removal near me permanently destroys the growth cells of the hair follicle, preventing treated hairs from the ever-growing back through a series of treatments.

Laser promoters compare laser to electrolysis although laser-assisted hair removal is considered a temporary method at home electrolysis. It has not been evaluated for the long-term safety of the patient’s skin and health.

Waxing, threading, and tweezing are alike. However, ingrown hairs and discoloration may result. Additionally, they may cause an increase in hair growth activity. Depilatories and Shaving can cause irritation to the skin while the hair regrows quickly. These methods can require a lifetime of maintenance. Many can appear inexpensive but cost more due to long-term use and are found to be inconvenient.

Electrolysis Hair Removal at home works on all of the body to give you smooth, sleek healthy-looking skin.  No other solution claims such universal acceptability and success.

The number of treatments necessary varies with each client. 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 quantity and structure of hair presented, previous use of temporary hair removal methods, heredity, hormone function, certain medication and stress influence the treatment program for each individual. It is important to follow the recommended treatment plan to achieve optimum results.

When a normal treatment area is treated every 6 to 8 weeks, the hair should be eliminated within one year. Some hairs will be permanently gone each treatment, never to return. Some will come back finer and need a follow-up treatment(s).

For most people, today’s methods don’t cause a lot of pain, but it can hurt. If you find it too uncomfortable, we recommend using a topical anesthetic and overt the counters painkillers. Electrolysis treatments sting, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Even the most sensitive person should be able to tolerate the treatments. The sting from treatment is quick, and then it’s over.

Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method of permanent hair removal, whereas Laser hair removal is only hair reduction. The most common side effects for face work, if any, after an electrolysis session is tenderness, redness, and some swelling. Scabs can also be a side effect for body treatments on areas like underarms and bikini lines. These side effects are all normal and temporary. Any questions or concerns you may have can be addressed and assessed during your free consultation. Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post-treatment instructions and the personal attention you need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional electrolysis north shore.

Before & After Treatment

State of the Art Equipment

At Oxygen Facial and Electrolysis Clinic, our priority is out clients at most conform and achieving permeant hair removal results they are expecting. We consider all factors and design a treatment schedule, so it suits each client individually, ensuring permanent results.

However, using the most advanced and innovative equipment and superior practitioner skills is necessary and critical for us to attain proper results.

The Evolution 7HD sequential is a professional electrolysis device that gives practitioners full control of treatments. This highly efficient device ensures a comfortable treatment, whether it’s with the manual or pre-programmed mode. The power of a 6.78mhz frequency with the comfort of a mechanism based on the exclusive concept of vector modulations offers wellbeing and high precision. These modulations, which are the fastest on the market at 2/1000 of a second, optimize energy transfer thanks to greater wavelength accuracy and stability.


Beard Shaping

Making sure that your beard always looks magnificent doesn’t come easy for most. That hardly qualifies as news, but it’s a point worth emphasizing if you – like a lot of men – prefer to take a do-it-yourself approach to trim and maintaining your whiskers. If you do, we’ve got you covered. Electrolysis, a permanent hair removal method, will provide you with the space you desire and no maintenance approach, as there will be no hair growth in the treated areas.

There is no right or wrong way to trim your beard. With some basic techniques and rules of the road to follow, you can shape a beard like a pro while enhancing the overall look of your fine facial follicles. Our state-of-the-art electrolysis equipment guarantees total precision, and years of experience and individual creativity of the practitioners ensure the most realistic, clean and complementing look.

If you want to get a subtle, natural finish to your beard and neckline, a fade is a way to go. A fade gradually changes the thickness of the hairline from the bottom of your neckline up to where your beard is thickest, likely on your chin and cheeks. Electrolysis will take care of all the extra excess hair, so the only job left will be for you to trim the length and never worry about the shape again.

Eyebrows Shaping

Fear not if you’re having flashbacks to your high school tadpole brows! Shaping your eyebrows has evolved past the over-plucking of the early aughts. At Oxygen Facial and Electrolysis Clinic, we combine the two most powerful methods to create the most natural and complementary look for you: Micorbalding and Electrolysis.

Micorbalding treatments will give you the colour, shade, and contour you want for your brows. Our technicians are educated in BioTouch, a specific technique of micro-blading that provides the best, most natural-looking results. Whether you like some more definition in your brows, a new shape, darker colour or just a bit more volume microblading is a fantastic, long-lasting option. However the excess hair around your preferred shape we treat with electrolysis. This ensures that you achieve fully permanent results and never have to pluck, wax or shave your brows again to maintain your clean, elegant look.

Transgender Clients

Transgender Clients

Don’t feel embarrassed about any area that you wish to treat with electrolysis. Electrolysis works on all skin and hair types   It can be applied to most facial and body parts, including eyebrows, chin, upper & lower lip, jawline & sides of the face, breast & underarms, abdomen, bikini line, legs, and back. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.

Excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hair on the face and body. Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus, breaking down the hair growth cells may require additional treatments. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.

Customer experience

Numbing Cream Application

With this break-through technology – electrolysis treatments become precise and almost pain-free.

Usage of the topical numbing cream alleviates the rest of the discomfort. Please refer to the application instructions.

Our choice of optical aid in our procedures focuses on the usage of surgical loops. With over 20 years of specializing in loupes and lighting systems for Canadian professionals, the company we choose to supply loop used by our practitioners has unparalleled quality, 100% custom-made ergonomic magnification and world-renounced quality.

It is the most advanced winning combination available on the market, and our system at Oxygen Facial and Electrolysis clinic is truly cutting edge and unparallel in the industry.