ganymede

Waxing, electrolysis and hair removal for men

Expert hair removal for men by Toronto's only male Certified Professional Electrologist

Safe, clean, private and non-judgmental environment  (established 1993)

Electrolysis

  • Electrolysis is the only permanent method of hair removal. It can be done anywhere on the body and is the only method to permanently remove white/grey/red/blond or very fine hair.
  • Hair goes thru different growth cycles (fig.1). Roughly 50-60% of the hair in any given area on your body (scalp excluded) is in a growth phase. You can only kill a hair during its growth phase, when all parts of the follicle are present in the skin.
  • Only sterile and disposable gold or stainless steel electrolysis filaments are used.
  • There are three electrolysis modalities and each is useful for a different hair type and skin sensitivity. Each modality consists of inserting a sterile metallic filament (roughly the same size as the hair being treated) into the follicle opening, treating with that modality’s energy and then removing the hair. (fig. 2)
  • Thermolysis (or high frequency electrolysis) desiccates the hair follicle. It rapidly “boils” the moisture in the follicle to kill it. It’s good for fine hair or clients with low pain threshold.
  • Galvanic electrolysis produces lye and chemically “burns” the follicle to kill it. It was the very first type of electrolysis invented.
  • The blend method combines thermolysis and galvanic electrolysis. It’s good for curly, thick hair.
  • If you have a pacemaker, you cannot get electrolysis treatments.

Fees:

  • Hourly charge  $100
  • Half-hour charge  $60

(Ask about package pricing for prepaid sessions.)

  fig.1: growth cycle of hair

fig.1: growth cycle of hair

  fig.2: filament at papilla

fig.2: filament at papilla

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