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Chapter 11

Hair Removal, Chapter 11, Pivot Point Esthetics

TermDefinition
Temporary Hair Removal Methods Procedures include shaving, the use of chemical depilatories, tweezing and waxing.
Permanent Hair Removal Methods Procedures, such as electrolysis and laser hair removal, require use of electrical equipment (specialized training/licensing).
Epilation The process of removing hair from the follicle.
Stages of the hair growth cycle Anagen, Catagen, Telogen
Trichology Technical name for the study of hair.
Hersutism Typically affects women, causes dark hair to grow in areas of the body where men usually grow more hair such as the face, arms, legs and back.Growth is the result of an increased amount of androgen.
Hypertrichosis Excessive growth of hair.
Capilli Hair that grows on the scalp.
Barba Thick, coarse hair that grows on face to form a beard.
Cilia Eyelash hair
Supercilia Eyebrow hair
Lanugo Soft, downy hair that is on the body at birth.
Vellus Thin, soft, unpigmented hair covering the body.
Terminal Thicker, pigmented hair that grows on areas of the body after puberty.
Anagen The 1st and longest stage of hair growth during which the hair ids actually growing.
Catagen 2nd and shortest stage of hair growth. This is the transitional, or resting, stage. During this stage the hair begins to destroy itself disconnects from the papilla.
Telogen 3rd and final stage of hair growth. During this stage the hair sheds and the follicle rests in preparation to resume the anagen stage.
Hair growth cycle Takes about 4-12 weeks for body hair.
Waxing The most requested hair removal service. Results can last for as long as 4-6 weeks. It weakens the papilla which can eventually prohibit the hair from returning.
Shaving Removes hair from the surface of the skin with a razor, clipper or electric shaver. Usually grows back withing 24-48 hours starting with a short stubble.
Chemical Depilatory Dissolves hair at skin level.
Tweezing Hair is grasped with tweezers and removed in the direction of the hair growth.
Upper lip Most popular waxing service in the skin care center.
Soft Wax/Classic Wax Warmed in a heated pot and applied to skin in a thin layer and then covered with strips of material which are then lifted off the skin to remove the wax, taking the hair with it.
Hard Wax Warmed in a heated pot, applied to the skin and allowed to harden then lifted from one end and removed. Ideal for small areas as well as thinner, more sensitive, areas.
Threading An ancient form of hair removal. Uses a cotton thread that is twisted and rolled across the skins surface which entwines the hair in the thread and lifts it from the follicle.
Sugaring Temporary hair removal method that involves the use of a thick, sugar-based paste.
Electrologist Person specializing in electrolysis.
Electrolysis Technician inserts a small needle into the hair follicle at the angle of the follicle and alongside the hair. The needle then conducts either a short wave or Galvanic current that destroys the papilla and permanently prevents regrowth.
Temporary Hair Removal Removal process in which the hair is removed but will continue to move through the Anagen, Catagen and Telogen phases.
Permanent Hair Removal Removal process in which the hair will no longer to continue to grow, provided it has been removed when in the Telogen Stage
Galvanic/Multiple-needle electrolysis Decomposes the papilla by inserting 12-14 needles, or probes, into individual follicles and sends a low level Galvanic current causing a chemical reaction in the cells of the papilla. Current it typically on 30 seconds to 2.5 minutes.
Thermolysis or high frequency/short wave electrolysis A single needle, or probe, is inserted into the follicle and a short-wave current is sent to the pappilla. The current is less that a second long and results in a coagulation of the cells which destroys the papilla.
Blend Method Electrolysis Combination of Galvanic & Short wave current. This method offers the best results to clients with excessive or resistant hair growth.
Laser Hair Removal Permanent hair removal treatment in which treatments use wavelengths of light to penetrate and diminish or destroy hair bulbs.
Photo-Epilation or Pulsed Light Hair removal Uses a similar principle as laser but sends an intense pulsed light beam which creates a burst of energy to destroy hair bulbs.
Wooden application sticks/spatulas Used to apply wax to the skin. MUST be discarded after each use.
Created by: BBLaird