Electrolysis

What is Electrolysis?

Invented in 1875, Electrolysis is the longest established method of permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is a course of treatment and not a miracle cure. It ultimately leads to permanent removal of unwanted hair growth. The success of the treatment depends on the client's co-operation with a highly skilled therapist to commit to regular treatments until treatment is no longer necessary. Electrolysis is not restricted by hair and skin colours but can be adapted for each client’s individual need.

Electrolysis has the longest known track record together with the most effective results for permanent hair removal. Dr Charles Michel first used it successfully in 1875 to remove ingrown eyelashes. He discovered that once the follicle had been treated with electrolysis the hair was permanently destroyed.

For over 100 years, electrolysis has been recognised as a safe, reliable method of treating all skin and hair types. Many new treatments for hair reduction or non-permanent hair removal have emerged over the years; electrolysis has remained the only proven permanent method, that provides complete removal of unwanted hair.

There are 3 methods of electrolysis to choose from in order to tailor your treatment to your skin type and reaction, and all 3 are capable of permanently removing hair. They are:

  1. Galvanic
  2. Thermolysis (is also called Short Wave Diathermy or RF diathermy in some countries)
  3. Blend

How does Electrolysis work?

It works by passing a tiny pre-packed sterilised needle into the opening of the hair follicle, then discharging a small amount of high frequency energy into the hair follicle, where it creates friction within the tissues. This generates a mild thermal heat which then destroys the matrix cells that produce the hair at the base of the follicle, through either cauterisation or coagulation, thus destroying or weakening hair growth depending on the stage of the hair cycle.

Electrolysis treatment can be adapted to suit every client by changing either the modality, current intensity , application time, needle type, duration of treatment or frequency of treatment.

A full consultation is carried out with every client to establish their suitability to treatment and any medical restrictions prior to any treatment being carried out. Following treatment, post-treatment care and advice is given both verbally and in a written format to maintain hygiene and prevent any adverse reactions resulting.

What part of the body can be treated by Electrolysis?

Electrolysis can be used on any part of your body where there maybe unwanted hair, areas include all facial areas, legs, bikini line, chest, nipples, back, abdomen, underarms, fingers, toes and eye brows.

You will be delighted when you start to see your hairgrowth becoming softer, finer and lighter in colour. You will see and feel the difference as your treatment progresses.

After each and every treatment you will be given aftercare instructions, it is important to follow the guidance to support the process.

Electrolysis is suitable for both men and women over the age of 16. Under 16s require G.P. permission. For further information visit the website of the Electrolysis professional body - British Institute Association of Electrolysis - where you will find frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision.

10 mins. of treatment £15
15 mins. of treatment £20
20 mins. of treatment £25
25 mins. of treatment £30
45 mins. of treatment £50
60 mins. of treatment £60