This blog is to clarify the importance of treatment intervals and how vital they are to your success to become hair free for life with Jade Electrolysis.
Face treatments range from 2-3 week intervals depending on the size of the hair. Fine hair should be 2 weeks and coarser hair can be as much as 3 weeks. Also, the treatment area should be cleared within this time frame, therefore your intervals will be contingent on completion of this goal.
Body treatments range from 6-8 week intervals. A six week window between the first and second treatment works best to minimize skin reaction, followed by 8 week windows for the remaining treatments.
Treatment intervals are vital to your success because hair responds optimally when in the active growing stage. At this time when the practitioner inserts the needle, there is a pathway to the blood supply which is the target. Blood is sealed off through the creation of scar tissue below the surface of the skin. Blood can not travel through scar tissue, effectively starving the hair to death.
If intervals are missed the hair pulls away from the blood supply, referred to as the shedding stage, when this happens the pathway is gone and optimum results will not be seen.
Hairs treated in the shedding stage cause more trauma to the skin, more pain during the treatment, and have a considerably less effect on your journey to being hair free for life. I estimate a 75% drop in effect when working on shedding hairs (also known as old hair).
To ensure your treatments are at the correct interval, please discuss with your practitioner.
We recommend calling Jade Head Office (604-273-9091) to schedule your next 3 appointments. This will help maintain the time and date that works best for your schedule.