Electrolysis has the longest known track record for long term effective results for 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.
Electrolysis is performed by inserting a very fine, flexible disposable needle into the hair follicle. A tiny amount of current is applied which destroys the lower part of the follicle, and this stops any more hairs growing from that particular follicle. The destruction is carried out by heat (thermolysis), a chemical reaction (galvanic) or both blended together (blend). Virtually any area (apart from the inside of the nose and inner ear) can be treated, and electrolysis is particularly good for clients who are not suitable for IPL laser treatment – for example those with grey / blonde hair.
Electrolysis is also very effective for treating the stronger hairs associated with hormonal hair growth, especially on the face.
Why do people have unwanted hair?
Statistics show that most people have facial or body hair, which they feel detracts from their appearance. Superfluous hair growth is often the result of normal biologic changes in which both males and females undergo throughout life. As humans advance through puberty, pregnancies, menopause, midlife and aging, fluctuations in hormone levels in both genders may cause increased hair growth in areas that have never before been affected. Excessive hair may also be due to such diverse causes as heredity, medication side effects and stress. It can be associated with endocrine dysfunction, which may cause irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian disorders, and diabetes or thyroid irregularities.
What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is performed by inserting a very fine, flexible disposable needle into the hair follicle. A tiny amount of current is applied which destroys the lower part of the follicle, and this stops any more hairs growing from that particular follicle. The destruction is carried out by heat (thermolysis), a chemical reaction (galvanic) or both blended together (blend). Electrolysis is particularly good for clients who are not suitable for IPL laser treatment – for example those with grey / blonde hair.
What areas can be treated with Electrolysis?
Electrolysis can be performed on any normal, healthy skin with the exception of hair from the mucous membranes inside the nose, inside the ears, moles (unless you can provide a written release from your GP), and any known area with skin conditions. As the process can be quite time consuming it is best suited to small areas such as the face or abdomen.
How long will my treatment session last?
The average treatment ranges from 15 minutes to 1 hour. Many electrolysis clients find weekly or biweekly sessions of 15 to 60 minutes to be most effective The amount of time per treatment depends upon the reaction of the skin to treatment, and the client’s sensitivity. Timing also depends on what part of the body is being treated. The first treatment could last about 15 to 30 minutes, increasing to 60 minutes as the client’s sensitivity lessens.
How much hair can be removed in 1 session?
This is very much dependent upon the sensitivity of the client
What will I feel during the treatment?
Most clients are surprised as they expect to feel much more. Even the most sensitive person should be able to tolerate the treatments. The careful, skillful insertion of the sterile, disposable, micro fine electrolysis probe into the hair follicle should not hurt. The mild tingling from electrolysis treatment energy is quick, and then it’s over. Upon removal of the hair, you should not feel the hair was plucked or tweezed. It should slide out of the hair follicle with ease
What can be done for heavy hair growth between treatments?
It is really best not to use any other methods between treatments, like tweezing, waxing, or depilatories. However, extremely heavy growth can be trimmed with a small manicure scissors or shaved with an electric razor.
Electrolysis is carried out by Helena Fryer.
How do I book an Electrolysis session ?
For your first appointment you will need a consultation and patch test.
To book phone 01606 841255 or book appointments online at any time here:
£25 consultation fee including patch test
Electrolyis Hair Treatments
£30 for a 15 minute treatment.
£45 for a 30 minute treatment.
£60 for a 45 minute treatment.
£75 for a 60 minute treatment.
Advanced Electrolysis for Skin Tag, Milia, Thread Vein and Blood Spot removal:
£45 for up to 15 minutes
£75 for 15-30 minutes
£125 for 30 to 60 minutes