Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body. Today’s medical electrolysis devices destroy the growth centre of the hair with heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed with tweezers. Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis, including the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts, and legs. There are generally no permanent side effects, but sometimes a temporary, slight reddening of the skin may occur.
Free consultation and patch test required
(red veins, skin tags, milia)
Advanced electrolysis is the use of diathermy to remove skin blemishes such as red veins, skin tags and milia. These skin imperfections can be caused by a variety of reasons: sun damage, smoking, alcohol, extremes of temperature, hormones, friction, skin creams etc.
Free consultation and patch test required
How does the treatment work?
A small amount of heat is passed into the hair root via a tiny probe. This cauterises the blood supply to the hair thus cutting it’s ‘food source’. The hair is then removed from the skin via tweezers.
Is the treatment permanent?
The hair grows in various stages and the treatment will only be permanent when treated during one particular stage. This means that several treatments will be required to eliminate each hair.
Is the treatment painful?
Most people feel a slight stinging sensation during treatment although this is short lived.
Advanced Electrolysis (red veins, skin tags, milia)
What happens during the treatment?
A tiny probe is used to send a burst of energy (heat) into or onto the blemish depending on the procedure. This results in cauterisation or coagulation of the blemish producing long lasting, effective results.
How many treatments will I require?
Usually a single treatment is all that is necessary although skin cannot be over-treated and sensitivity and size of area has to be taken into account. Your therapist will advise you of this.
Does Advanced Electrolysis hurt?
Each procedure is different and individual people have different pain thresholds. A slight stinging sensation is usually experienced but this is short lived.
Please click on the link below to download the medical form that you are required to fill in prior to treatment.
When should I arrive?
Please allow for parking and arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment time. If you arrive earlier we have a waiting area in reception where you can enjoy a complimentary drink and a selection of magazines.
What do I wear during my treatment?
Please wear comfortable clothes which are easily removed if required for your treatment. If you are having a pedicure then please wear open-toed shoes.
What if I am late for my appointment?
Arriving late will simply limit the time available for your treatment, thus reducing its effectiveness and your pleasure. Your treatment will need to end on time so that our next consultation is not delayed.
How do I pay for my treatment?
We accept all major credit cards (with the exception of Amex). We also have our own Beauty Centre gift vouchers which are accepted for both treatments and products.
We understand that cancelling your appointment is sometimes unavoidable, but we do ask that we are given 24 hours notice to allow us to refill the appointment space. Cancellations of less than 24 hours may incur a charge.
We respectfully ask that your mobile phone is turned off whilst you are in the salon.
We do understand that at times it is necessary to bring children into the salon. We do ask that you respect the relaxation of other clients. Please be aware that you are responsible for your child’s safety.
What if I have special health considerations?
You should notify our reception staff or therapist before booking if you have any health issues such as high blood pressure, allergies or other physical ailments.
For some of our treatments we will need you to provide details of any medical treatment you are currently receiving.
Please notify us at the time of booking your treatment if you are taking any medication or have any of the following medical conditions:
- You have recently had surgery or have been treated for cancer
- Any type of allergy
- Epilepsy Asthma Diabetes
- Any infectious disease Open sores or wounds
- Heart or circulatory problems
- High or low blood pressure
- You are pregnant or trying to conceive