Electrolysis is the only medically approved form of permanent hair removal.
It has the longest known track record together with the most 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. Since that first eyelash was removed electrolysis has been refined and perfected into the modern methods used today around the world.
There are 3 main methods of electrolysis called galvanic, thermolysis and blend. NB Thermolysis is also called diathermy or RF diathermy in some countries. All 3 are capable of permanently removing hair.
Electrolysis is performed by inserting a very fine, flexible needle into the follicle (the pocket where the hair sits in your skin). Unlike laser which is permanent reduction, electrolysis, which is permanent destruction, is possible to treat hair of any colour including very blond/fair and white and almost everywhere on the face & body.
The process involves a tiny amount of current skillfully applied, destroying the lower part of the follicle, which 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).
It’s vitally important to get the amount of destruction just right so as not to damage the surrounding skin at the same time as correctly treating the follicle.
Every treatment has a new pre-packaged sterilised needle, and procedures follow strict hygienic rules.
All first appointments are preceded by a consultation. This is an integral part of your electrolysis journey, where I ensure you have all the information you need to be able to go forward.