The remarkable Alkaline Wash treatment is designed to treat, reduce and remove unwanted fine, downy hair. This type of hair is very common over the sides and lower face. This hair growth is usually ultra-fine but can grow long and become quite dense.
The advantage of this treatment is that you can remove large areas of downy hair in one treatment without the discomfort associated with many other hair removal treatments.
The alkaline wash does not cause harsh side effects that other methods (such as waxing) present for example, ingrown hairs, skin irritation or blood spotting.
The alkaline wash is applied to the area(s) of concern for a pre-determined length of time. The wash takes the hair to a high alkaline level which dissolves the hair and part of the underlying follicle whilst feeling much like a relaxing cool facial treatment.
After the first treatment, the fine downy hair grows back at a slower rate. With subsequent treatments the re-growth rate becomes even slower, the fine hair is further weakened and diminished to the point that it can be months before another treatment is needed.
There is generally 3 weeks between the first & second treatment extending to 4-8 weeks before the third.
The amount of treatments needed varies from person to person as everyone has their own physiology and personal perception of how they wish to appear. As a general guideline clients have reported a fantastic reduction after approximately 3-6 treatments.
Alkaline wash is ideal for combining with electrolysis treatments. Please ask regarding your individual case.
Do I need a patch test?
Yes, a minimum of 48 hours before your initial treatment.
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How does it work?
The wash, in the form of a cool paste, is applied to the target area and within a few minutes increases your skin’s pH up to 12. At this point the alkaline wash is capable of dissolving dead protein (the hair) Once this action has been completed the area is neutralised and within a few seconds brings the pH back down to normal. This neutralisation stage can feel slightly stingy/tingly but generally only for the first treatment.
What happens to the skin?
Alkaline wash is not discriminative against various proteins, it also dissolves the uppermost layers of dead skin in the area giving you the most fantastic exfoliation/skin peel. Your skin will become the softest and smoothest you’ll have seen or felt in a long time. Extra result!
The picture below is of Tina before & immediately after an Alkaline Wash, as you’ll see, only just slightly pink.
How much can be treated in one session?
As much as an upper lip and chin, half face or even full face. The alkaline wash can also be used on lots of body areas too. After face, our most commonly requested area is forearms.
Is it permanent?
Electrolysis is the only method of hair removal allowed by the FDA to be called permanent. However, the alkaline wash is so successful at destroying shallow follicles which produce fine, downy hair that many people achieve results last last for several months at a time.
I’m having electrolysis, should I swap to this?
Alkaline wash can be combined perfectly with electrolysis, ask Tina for her professional opinion regarding your own individual case.
What are the aftercare guidelines?
No real downtime, just some skin TLC
Do not sunbathe or use a sunbed for 14 days minimum, ideally not at all.
No make up for 12 hours, after this time we recommend mineral makeup.
Use DMK Seba-E Oil at home twice daily for 5 days, this is provided at your appointment.
Use Sunblock continuously following treatment.
What are the costs?
|Sides of Face||£55.00||Forearms||£75.00|
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