Unit 2.18 – Position of hair to be epilated Copy

Position of hair to be epilated The position of the area to be treated will be relevant for a number of reasons. If, for example, the  area to be treated is on the face, the client will need to book appointments so that there is minimum embarrassment with the visible growth that is required for electrolysis. If the area to be  treated is on the body, longer intervals between treatments will allow maximum regrowth to be  present, ensuring that fewer hairs will regrow shortly after the treatment. Some areas are more  painful than others, for example, the upper lip, especially the centre. Current intensity will need to  be adjusted to suit the various areas, for example, reduced on the upper lip. 

Character of the hair All hairs of a similar colour and diameter will be of a similar depth. These hairs can be treated at the same  time, with the same size probe, current intensity and duration of current release. Finer hairs may require a  smaller probe size, less intensity and shorter duration. 

Amount of hair not visible If the client has been plucking or waxing there may be hairs that lie beneath the surface. The reap pearance of the hair will depend on how long ago these hairs were removed, their growth speed  and the stage of their lifecycle (anagen, catagen or telogen). This can take anything from one to  two days to several months or longer if the hair is in telogen. Therefore, if a client has been pluck ing hairs two or three times per week and it takes several weeks for them to regrow, there may be  many hairs not visible. Consequently clients are often not aware of the true amount of hair growth  as this is not visible at the one time. 

The client will often not be aware of the quantity of hair until they cease to use their temporary  removal methods. This sometimes gives the impression that new hairs being formed are regrowth  hairs, when in fact they have not been treated at all.