What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is also known as Epilation, it has the longest known track record together with the most effective results for the removal of superfluous hair.
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 works by passing a small amount of energy into the hair follicle through a very fine needle. This produces heat which destroys the cells that produce the hair at the base of the follicle. More than one treatment will be necessary due to the fact that hair follicle has a specific hair growth cycle.
There are three proven methods of Electrolysis. Galvanic – the original method, achieves excellent results due to the chemical reaction produced within the hair follicle. However it is very slow and has been replaced by Shortwave Diathermy – this produces heat which is faster but is not quite as thorough as galvanic. To overcome this the third method known as Blend was developed in 1949 – this combines the benefits of galvanic and shortwave diathermy, and is the method we mainly use today.
At your first appointment a full consultation will be carried out, to ensure Electrolysis is right for you.
No more than 10 minutes of electrolysis will be carried out for your first appointment.
Please inform the therapist if you have any metal implants, pins or plates etc.
Electrolysis is mainly carried out on the face, lip, chin, underarms and bikini areas. It is not a quick fix and may take many treatments before any result is seen. Other hair removal methods maybe used at the same time.
10 Minute treatment £10.00
15 Minute treatment £15.00
20 Minute treatment £20.00
For longer treatment times please see Claire. No more than 30 Minutes of electrolysis will be treated at any time.
We hold regular Laser hair Clinics for permanent hair removal.