How can we help you?
We understand what it’s like to feel embarrassed about unwanted hair. Experts in our field, using our unique galvanic multi-probe electrolysis method, we offer the best results in hair removal for women, regardless of where the hair grows, your age, ethnicity or body type, our expertly skilled therapists can assess and tailor a treatment plan just for you.
With permanent hair removal we can work with you to achieve the hairline you have always dreamed of.
Whether it’s tidying up your eyebrows or removing the unwanted hair between your eyebrows, our Permanence Method gives you the freedom of never having to pluck or wax again.
Hair in front of the ears can thicken up and start advancing toward the cheeks or the hairline can close in extending down in front of the ears. Temporary solutions (like waxing and trimming) can only do so much for your unwanted hair. Using our refined multi-probe electrolysis method we can remove it, leaving you hair free, forever. The result will be cheeks and sideburns that are silky smooth.
We know how embarrassing upper lip hair can be, and how much time you can spend removing the hair, only to find it returns again. It’s one of the most common areas we treat at Permanence and nothing makes us happier than seeing our clients satisfied with the results.
Dark hairs on the chin may occur due to different reasons, or unfortunately become more common as you age. Permanence can remove the unwanted hair and we can even remove the lighter hairs from your chin to ensure they don’t return darker in the future. The result will be a perfectly smooth and hair-free chin.
Dark hairs on the neck can sometimes be caused by hormonal fluctuations, as a result of a medical condition, or can appear out of the blue. Permanence can easily and quickly remove the hair, giving you back your confidence.
Working with you, we can help to redefine your hairline at the back removing unruly hairs growing irregularly around the neck. Using the Permanence Method, we give you the freedom to style your hair whichever way you like – and the confidence to wear what you want too.
Constant shaving, waxing and plucking underarm hair can be the cause of uncomfortable ingrown hairs as well as occasional rashes. Permanence can remove this hair leaving your underarms smooth and hair-free, forever.
Permanence can restore your arms to silky smoothness so you can be confident in sleeveless outfits once more by removing dark or long arm hair permanently.
Hands & Fingers
A lot of people think that this area can’t be treated and surprisingly hair on the hands and fingers is quite common. With the Permanence Method, we can remove this hair permanently and it’s one less thing you need worry or be embarrassed about.
Dark hair on the lower back can be quite common and hard to see and impossible to treat yourself. Permanence can easily remove this unwanted hair along with any stray hairs scattered across the upper back, ensuring they don’t return ever again.
We understand how hard it can be.
Dark hair between the breasts is a problem frequently dealt with at Permanence. We understand how difficult it can be to tell someone about it.
Most women have a light dusting of fine body hair in this area but age, medical conditions and even pregnancy can trigger dark hairs to grow. These hairs can easily be removed permanently. Any remaining fine body hair can be removed as well to ensure it does not grow as dark hairs in the future.
Our skilled therapists ensure that each client feels comfortable and happy with the results, ensuring you never have to go through telling someone about it again.
Hair around the nipple is an area our therapists commonly treat. Changes in your hormones can sometimes accelerate hair growth. Using our refined method of galvanic multi-probe electrolysis, Permanence can stop the problem in its tracks and remove this hair permanently.
Women have fine peach-fuzz hair on their abdomens but pregnancy and some medical conditions can cause wild hormone swings that trigger the growth of darker hairs that never go away. Sometimes your hair growth pattern can be heredity. Most commonly we remove hair around the belly button and the centre line, and we can also thin out the hair in the entire area so you feel more comfortable.
Shaping or completely removing pubic hair is something you may do regularly or simply on special occasions. In either case it can be painful, awkward and run the risk of ingrown or infected hair follicles. Our clinics are discreet and conveniently located and our therapists are expertly trained to help you permanently remove this hair forever.
Removing unwanted hair in this area, can give you the freedom to wear a bikini in summer, or high cut underwear without constantly worrying about maintaining the area.
Hair growth on the buttocks is normal but we understand it can be embarrassing to discuss with someone else. It’s a surprise then, for many women when they discover this is actually a common problem. Our skilled therapists have experience permanently removing hair from the buttock cheek and crease.
Hair may migrate up from the legs can be annoying and sometimes hard to remove yourself. Using the Permanence Method we remove this hair, forever.
Imagine how much money and time you’ve spent using temporary solutions to remove unwanted hair on your legs. Removing the hair once with Permanence means ending the regular financial strain and you no longer have to deal with shaving rash and ingrown hairs.
Feet & Toes
By permanently removing the hair on your feet and toes, it gives you the freedom to wear anything from sandals to flip flops in summer.
Sally was diagnosed with PCOS in her teens, which resulted in course dark hair growth on her face and neck. Having tried many methods that failed, in her 20s she started to secretly shave her face every day. Upon discovering Permanence, she started her treatment plan and saw results immediately. Today, Sally enjoys her newfound freedom and confidence, and describes the emotional impact of not having unwanted hair anymore as “priceless”.
The hair on my face is not something I consider a problem anymore, and the emotional impact of that is priceless.
I am so thankful for the skill, kindness, and support of Noreen and all the clinicians at Permanence City.
Treatment for Menopause
Menopause – how Permanence can help
Unwanted hair will have different characteristics for every woman. On the face it will vary from a few hairs on the chin, light growth on the upper lip through to heavy beard-like growth. Menopause is inextricably linked with unwanted hair growth because both are caused by the same hormonal changes. Some medications, including hormone replacement products, may also contribute to a degree of facial and body hair.
The key hormone controlling the type of hair you grow, either fine peach-fuzz (vellus) or thick, dark (terminal) hair is an androgen called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Higher DHT levels cause hair to convert from growing vellus hair to terminal hair production. During your reproductive years, the higher relative levels of oestrogen keep production of DHT low. However, as menopause sets in and oestrogen levels drop, DHT increases.
It is at this point that you may begin to see frustratingly wiry hairs on the face and outbreaks of male-pattern body hair. Unfortunately, once a hair follicle converts from growing vellus to terminal hair there is no going back and the only solution is to permanently kill the follicle. Plucking, waxing and laser can only remove the hair stem and, in the case of laser, do some damage to the bulb from which it grows, but in each case the hair will recover and eventually grow back.
The galvanic multi-probe electrolysis method used by Permanence is guaranteed to kill terminal hairs at the bulb, destroy the bulge from which it regenerates, and prevent regrowth. This is a guarantee we back in writing. The electrology equipment used by Permanence has been custom-designed for our clinic. It is fast, minimises pain and is safe. The fine control unique to our machines means minimal discomfort during the procedure and reduced recovery time for your skin.
Our therapists can put together a treatment plan that will see your beauty and confidence restored and banish this most visible sign of menopause permanently.
Menopause – in detail
Your hair doesn’t feel as bouncy or full as it once did, you find yourself relying on your eyebrow pencil to fill out your brows, and then you find hairs growing on your chin. What is going on here!
It’s bad enough that hot flushes and mood swings can turn your life upside down, but menopause can also lead to some serious changes in your hair. Hair on your head can start thinning and, rubbing salt into that wound, hair can start sprouting in all sorts of odd places.
According to the North American Menopause Society, thinning hair happens to half of all women by age 50 while 15 percent of women encounter hair growing on their chin, upper lip, or cheeks once menopause sets in.
The culprit in all these changes is oestrogen and androgen (male type sex hormone) levels. Levels of both hormones go down during menopause but at different rates. Oestrogen levels drop severely while androgen levels taper off slowly. As a result, the ratio of oestrogen to androgen changes dramatically at the start of menopause before eventually reaching a new steady state.
Officially, menopause is reached when you have not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months indicating permanent cessation of menstruation. The average age for reaching menopause is 51.
Symptoms of Transition
Every woman’s experience of transition into menopause is slightly different but the most common symptoms are:
Irregular periods – Leading up to menopause hormones hover around the tipping point of being able to instigate a menstrual cycle or not resulting in periods becoming more and more irregular before ceasing altogether. Associated with this may be unusually light or heavy periods as the cycle itself is sped up or slowed down.
Hot Flushes – These occur when a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which regulates body temperature, is tricked into believing the body is too hot. To cool the body down it dilates blood vessels near the surface of the skin and increases blood flow. You will feel a rapid increase in heart rate, a reddening of the face and neck followed by a cold chill as the body realises its mistake.
Difficulty sleeping – Melatonin is the hormone responsible for regulating sleep cycles but it also regulates the start and length of your menstrual cycle. Lower oestrogen levels have the flow-on effect of lower melatonin production which, in turn, disrupts regulation of sleep.
Vaginal dryness – This is cause by a thinning and lower elasticity of the vaginal wall. Again, this is due to lower oestrogen levels. Associated with this may be pain during intercourse.
Hirsutism – Defined as male pattern hair growth in women and ovarian hyperthecosis in menopausal women. This can vary from inconsequential to severe depending on your body’s androgen sensitivity.
Varying sex drive – As the balance between oestrogen and androgen changes, sex drive may increase before settling to a lower level. Again, the extent of this is related to your body’s androgen sensitivity.
Several prescription hormone therapies are available to help relieve menopause-related symptoms and decrease the long-term risk of heart disease and osteoporosis across the menopause transition and beyond.
- Oestrogen hormone therapy has been widely studied and used for more than 50 years by millions of women. A variety of oestrogen types, delivery systems, and dosage strengths give you a better chance of finding out which option is best for you. Oestrogen-only therapy is usually only taken by women who have had a hysterectomy now days.
- Progestogen, another hormone, is sometimes used alone during menopause transition to treat symptoms such as hot flushes or to manage abnormal uterine bleeding. There are various progestogen options, and they allow tailoring to each woman’s needs.
- Combined estrogen-progestogen therapy (EPT) with various dosing schedules can also be used for menopause-related symptoms. These regimens can involve taking oestrogen and progestogen separately or through combination EPT products.
Treatment while Pregnant
Is electrolysis recommended for pregnant women?
Even your hair will not escape the body changes brought on by reproductive hormones during pregnancy. By the start of the second trimester it will probably appear like your hair is growing faster and looks thicker and healthier. In fact, much less of your hair is in the growing phase than usual as the body reprioritises nutrition supply and directs it to the baby. To compensate for this, hairs remain in the resting phase for much longer rather than simply falling out and regrowing. The result: longer, thicker hair. The hair that is growing, however, will benefit from the additional moisture and blood flow through the skin and produce healthy glowing hair which may even become curly as the growth rate on active hair speeds up.
Unfortunately scalp hair is not the only hair affected by reproductive hormones. Any stray dark hairs you have on your face and body are also going to get a boost from this process too. Just to make things even worse, your skin produces more melanin (pigment) during pregnancy. This can manifest itself as brownish or yellowish patches called chloasma on your face. You may also notice a dark line on the midline of the lower abdomen, known as the linea nigra, and hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) of the nipples. This still leaves plenty of excess melanin to be drawn into body hair. It all adds up to this: any hairs that are not fine, light peach-fuzz are going to appear darker, longer and thicker during pregnancy.
The good news is that, unlike any other condition causing unwanted body hair, these symptoms are going to clear up around 6 months after you give birth. This doesn’t mean that dark body hair is going to disappear – simply that it will revert back to being only as noticeable as it was before pregnancy.
While there is no medical evidence that the Permanence Method of galvanic multi-probe hair removal is unsafe during pregnancy, our therapists will not risk undertaking treatment during your pregnancy. This hair is best dealt with through tweezing or trimming. Having drawn attention to themselves, however, you are going to notice these problem hairs even after pregnancy. This is the time to have Permanence remove them.
Hair follicles are extremely sensitive to hormone levels in the body. Under the right circumstances any follicle growing light peach-fuzz hair is capable of switching to grow thick, dark terminal hair. Once it does, it cannot go back to growing light hair again. On occasion, this can happen during pregnancy when the wild swings in hormone levels can bring about the right circumstances for some hair follicles to go terminal. If this happens to you, treat them with tweezers or a razor during your pregnancy then call Permanence to see them gone for good.