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Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal

Electrologists help consumers like you "be hair free" using the only recognized professional permanent hair removal method that can be used on all hair and skin types. Hundreds of consumers, male and female, suffering from excessive facial and body hair due to hirsutism, menopause or other hormonal changes as well as heredity, are benefiting from Electrolysis.

Our treatment programs are tailored to each individual client's needs. Many factors determine the number and the length of electrolysis treatments required. Some of these factors may include the condition of the skin to be treated, the sensitivity of the skin, and the number of follicles involved.

No matter what age you are, beauty is an everyday upkeep. Women pay very close attention to their appearance on a daily basis and this only grows with the maturation process. To maintain your youthful appearance along with your daily regimen, we will work with you to remove any superfluous or excessive facial or body hair.

How does Electrolysis work?

Electrolysis works by insertion of a tiny probe into the hair follicle. The aim of all this method is to damage the base of the growing hair in order to cut off the blood supply and nutrition to the hair, preventing any new growth from developing. The technique is selective and no damage should occur to surrounding tissues.



What happens during an Electrolysis treatment?

During your first appointment with your practitioner, you should clearly explain your expectations of the hair removal treatment. Your practitioner will then tell you whether this is the right treatment for you and whether it can achieve the results you’d like.The practitioner will also ask you for your medical history to make sure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t undergo electrolysis treatment. At this point, you would also normally be asked to sign a consent form which means that you have understood the future benefits and possible risks associated with the procedure.Photographs of the area to be treated may also be taken by the practitioner for a “before and after” comparison later.


How long will it take to recover from Electrolysis?

You can return to work and normal activities immediately after a treatment.


What are the risks and potential complications from Electrolysis treatment?

Immediately following the treatment, there may be a slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears within a few hours. Occasionally, small whiteheads or tiny scabs may occur. It is important to remember that scabs are a part of the normal healing process in some people. If scabbing occurs, the patient is advised to not pick them off, otherwise they run the risk of scarring the area.



What should you do after an Electrolysis treatment?

It is very important that you follow the advice of your practitioner carefully after electrolysis for hair removal to reduce the risk of complications.





  • Areas: mucus membrane eg, Inner ear, inner nostril hair, eyelashes, hairs in moles (unless qualified). Electrologists trained in the advanced techniques may treat a hair in a mole with Doctor’s permission.

  • Age any client under the age of 16 must have parents or guardian consent. It is strongly recommended that the parent or guardian is present for all treatments.

  • Anxiety/ stress (when servere).

  • Areas where there is loss of tactile sensation.

  • Blood disorders e.g. haemophilia, AIDS HIV.

  • Hepatitis and HIV are both serious viruses transported by the blood. Due to the risks of cross infection the treatment is not permitted. 

  • Cancer current or history of.

  • Cardiovascular disorders, circulatory disorder anti coagulant drugs, prescribed for these conditions, interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment and can cause clotting problems, varicose veins when working in the area

  • Diabetes. Diabetic clients may have a poor healing rate with little sensation in their skin the symptoms can either be controlled by diet and or medication. There are different types of diabetes and treatment can commence with a Doctor’s letter. If the treatment is permitted then it may be necessary to space out the treatments and work with caution.

  • Endocrine disorder/ hormone imbalance

  • Electronic devices eg Pacemaker/defibrillator and auditory devices implant Pacemakers/ defibrillator are devices implanted to maintain a normal heart rate. The use of an electrical current can cause interference and the outcome could be fatal.

  • Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs and occurs when the alveolar walls are destroyed along with the capillary blood vessels that run within them. This lessens the total area within the lung where blood and air can come together, limiting the potential for oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer.

  • Infections

  • Viral infections e.g. Herpes Simplex or Warts in the area.

  • Bacterial infections e.g. Impetigo- highly contagious,Acne Vulgaris.

  • Fungal Infections e.g. Ringworm highly contagious.

  • Parasitic infections e.g. Scabies highly contagious.

  • Immune system Lupus. Normally the immune system protects the body from infection. In lupus, however, the immune system inappropriately attacks tissues in various parts of the body. This abnormal activity leads to tissue damage and illness

  • Keloid scarring

  • Medication certain medications can restrict electrolysis. A Doctor’s letter is required, as electrologists will not be knowledgeable enough about certain medications to make the decision.

  • Metal plates and pins when using a direct current in particular the current will earth itself at the nearest piece of metal. SWD is also a contra-indication if in the immediate vicinity.

  • Pregnancy ie the first trimester when the viability of the foetus is questionable not below the neck area with Blend or Galvanic .

  • Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system mistakes the skin cells as a pathogen, and sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells.

  • Skin conditions: Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by facial erythema, eczema, dermatitis, sunburn, cuts abrasions, recent wounds, bruising, oedema in the area to be treated.

It is vital that a client with any of the above conditions is given G.P.’s permission before treatment commences. 


Electrolysis on the following may be restricted:

  • Asthma is their asthma is medically controlled? inhalers are normally steroid based which can have an influence on hair growth.

  • Diabetes if insulin dependent will need GP referral, if controlled by diet skins healing rate will be slower

  • Epilepsy

  • Hyper/Hypo pigmentation problems.

  • Hiatus hernia (positioning)

  • High blood pressure (where under medical supervision)

  • Metal Plates & Pins can restrict the treatment. This will depend upon the size and location of the metal.

Depending upon the severity of the condition will depend upon whether treatment can commence, a Doctor’s letter may be required for safety and insurance purposes.

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