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Electrolysis

Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal.

Treating individual stubborn hairs that you may have noticed have started to appear around the lip, chin, bikini line and toes but don't forget those areas where one day you look and think ‘Where did that come from?’ Areas such as the belly (also known as ‘the snail trail’) nipple, ear lobes and tops of arms.

 

By using our SX-Blend Machine to treat the hairs with various currents and strengths that are customised specifically for you and your hair. After a full consultation we will decide together the best form of attack. Taking into account the state of the hair, how it has been removed previously, its growth cycle and how the hair needs to be treated to ultimately destroy the hairs ability to reproduce and regenerate. 

The brilliance of an SX-Blend machine means we have the ability to use short wave diathermy, galvanic and a combination of the two (known as Blend) to get the best results. But what are they?

  • Short Wave Diathermy – This is an alternating current that creates heat at the root of the hair to destroy the blood supply and area of growth. This is a method that is best used for hairs that have never been touched by plucking, waxing or threading, have a straight follicle or during pregnancy.
  • Galvanic – This is a direct current that creates a chemical reaction within the follicle producing Sodium Hydroxide also known as Lye to destroy the blood supply and area of growth. This is a less painful method but a method that takes longer as you need to wait for the reaction to take place, but it works better of curly follicles or follicles that have been distorted through hair removal and medication.
  • Blend – Blend is a mixture of the two (Galvanic and Short Wave Diathermy). The heat of the diathermy speeds up the chemical reaction of the blend. This means more hairs that are distorted can be targeted in a shorter space of time.

 

Interested? Then book a Consultation and Introductory Treatment*. This will allow you to ask all the questions you would like to and get a feel for the treatment. We require everyone new to book a consultation so that we know how we are going to work and to not waste time in subsequent treatments. 

Minutes  1 course 10 course
 Consultation / Introductory Treatment and Aftercare Product*  £25.00  N/A
 15 Minutes  £20.00  £180.00
 20 Minutes   £25.00  £225.00
 30 Minutes  £35.00   £315.00 
 45 Minutes  £50.00  £450.00 
 60 Minutes  £65.00  £585.00 

 

Frequently asked Questions

How Many Hairs Can you remove in one treatment

Some areas of the skin are more difficult to work on than others, this may mean some areas to treat will take longer than others. We will never specify a set amount of hairs to remove as everyone is different and your hair is unique to you. What is important is our accuracy and treatment of your hair. We will not overheat and over work an area simply to get a whole area finished or to get the last 4 hairs. Electrolysis is a progressive treatment which will result in permanent hair removal over time. The healing rate of your skin and condition will also determine how much work we maybe able to carry out in one area. One course of treatments is never going to be enough.

How often will I need to have my appointments and how long till my hair is gone.

This question can only be answered properly after a full consultation has taken place and in some cases after a few treatments. A lot of factors play apart in how often treatments can take place.

  • The speed of the hair growth
  • How it has been treated before and previous results
  • How well the skin heals and its condition
  • The areas to be treated and the expanse and density of hair
  • Cause of the unwanted hair and its thickness
  • Type of current used and frequency

As this is a permanent method of pair removal, where each hair is treated individually it will take time. As the hairs growth starts to reduce and become finer the length of time in between treatments can grow but it is very important in the early stages to have regular appointments for progress to show.

Is the treatment painful.

Everyone's degree of pain is different. For some it feels like an elastic band pinging on the skin for others a slow increase in heat. What you will need to take into consideration is, is it worth it to you. If you have managed to give birth or have a tattoo/piercing then you can get through electrolysis.

How will my skin look after treatment.

The skin can look a little read, feel a little warm and can have what we call the ‘mosquito’ look (slightly raised). This just like waxing can last up to an hour after treatment then the skin should start look normal again. In very fair skin (1-3 of the Fitzpatrick scale) the pinking can last quite a bit longer. Some people can experience a scab form over the folical. This is perfectly normal, as the skin is healing but it is important not to pick at the area as this can cause scaring.

What Can I do With The Hair In between Treatments

The most important thing is to NOT pluck the hair in between treatments. An active hair in the follicle is attached to its blood supply. When you pull at the hair (either tweezing or waxing) blood floods into the follicle bringing a big supply of nutrients with it. This will encourage the hair to grow back thicker and stronger. So a few things will happen, you will be encouraging the hair to grow back stronger as well as you have just removed the hair, so there will be nothing to work on dragging the progress of your treatment. We understand hair is frustrating, but so is fighting a loosing battle.

So the best thing you can do is either ignore the hair and allow it to grow. Trim the hair or shave the area. Please remember that we need to see the direction of the hair growth so we need at least 3mm of growth.

There are negatives to shaving, so please be cautious if you choose this method. The skin can become irritated, there may not have been enough time left between shaving to allow the hair to be long enough to work on and you may increase the area by creating that extra stimulation. So the best method is to trim the hairs with a small pair of scissors.

Aftercare

Following your electrolysis treatment please ensure that you take the following precautions for the next 24 to 48 hours:

  • Avoid sunbathing or any other heat treatment (e.g sunbed, sauna, steam bath).
  • Avoid hot baths and showers
  • Avoid swimming
  • Avoid applying make-up to the treated area. 
  • Avoid applying soap or perfumed products to the treated area.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing over treated body areas.
  • Avoid touching the treated area and do not pick any scabs that may form

 

Please remember to treat your skin with care after an electrolysis treatment and follow these recommendations:

  • Apply specially formulated Sterex Soothing gel to the area regularly over the next 2/3 days or until healing has taken place.
  • Always apply gel with a cotton pad and not fingers
  • Gently cleanse the area and pat dry with a clean towel or tissue
  • Follow electrologists recommendations for treatment
  • Tell you electrologist about any unusual reactions immediately in order for them to modify your treatment accordingly.