Worm like mites living in our skin!


Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal, the electrical current is used to destroyed the hair follicle over a period of treatments. Tiny little white spots (pustules) can appear on the skin a day or two after an area has been treated. This may be caused by the destruction of the Demodex mite that lives in the hair follicle.

Demodex mites live in hair follicles and sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin, they are an eight-legged worm like mite with a semi-transparent body. The mites eat debris that build up in the follicle e.g. dead skin-cells, hormones and oils (sebum). They have a fantastic digestive system but have no anus to excrete their own waste. The Demodex mites never poo, they save it up until death. It’s been said that they explode at the time of death, but it’s not quite an explosion more like a large flush of bacteria which end up on the face around the site of a treated hair follicle from electrolysis, so resulting in the bacteria filled little white spots.

This is why aftercare advice is so important and must be followed to prevent any further infection at the site of electrolysis treated skin.

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