Diathermy – an evolved version of electrolysis is a speciality of The Wicklow Street Clinic on 13 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2. There is a perception that Laser has taken over as the number one permanent method of hair removal. However, laser is subject to hormonal changes – Diathermy is not, diathermy completely removes the hair follicle – it will never grow back.
It’s also interesting to note that Laser does not work well on light hair, such as red or blonde hair, because the beam needs colour in most cases to pick up the hair. Diathermy is the solution to this issue.
For many, unwanted facial and body hair from hormonal imbalances like PCOS can be a very stressful side effect. Facial hair can be removed with Diathermy without any future worries of it coming back.
It’s the only hair removal system to be granted the title ‘permanent’ by the FDA (laser is technically described as permanent hair management). This is because the follicle is completely removed, there is no chance of more hair growing back due to hormonal issues.
Diathermy may be a slower process but sometimes ‘slower wins the race’ if it means you don’t have to repeatedly pay for laser to be done.
What is Diathermy?
Diathermy has been around since the 1950s. It involves a tiny needle, smaller than most hairs, inserted into the hair follicle, which is a hollow shaft, so you don’t feel discomfort. Then a small amount of Diathermy, which feels like a tiny burst of heat is released into the follicle. The heat cauterises the tiny blood vessels supplying the hair and separates the dead hair from its base. The hair is then gently removed. You don’t feel a pluck!
Although the treatment removes only one hair at a time, The Wicklow Street Clinic’s therapists are experienced and very fast. Unlike Laser, where you have to wait for the hair to fall out by itself, the hair is removed instantly.
Where Can It Be Used?
Diathermy can be used on most areas of the body and on every single hair colour! it has permanent hair removal status for all hair colours. The most popular area is upper lip and chin, neck, sides of face, breast area and tummy, but it can be used on ears, brows, hairline and on gents’ collar lines.
Your initial appointment will include a detailed explanation of how the course of treatment will work for you. It is highly suitable for both Men and Women. Book here https://thewicklowstreetclinic.ie/diathermy-hair-removal/