electrolysis hair removal

Electrolysis is a form of permanent hair removal that can be used to remove hair from every single area of the face and body.  Electrolysis is often used after a course of laser hair removal as it can remove white hair that cannot be treated with IPL. 

Electrolysis involves inserting a very fine flexible probe into the hair follicle.  Once the probe is inserted into your hair follicle, a burst of specifically timed and measured current is discharged to destroy hair cells. The probe is then withdrawn, and the hair is lifted out of the follicle with a sterile tweezer. 

We use the industry leading Apilus Xcel Pur machine for our electrolysis treatments to give the best results. 

Frequently asked questions

Is it painful?

The treatment is not painful. The Apilus is extremely fast and will deliver comfortable procedure times.

How many treatments will I need?

You will be required to come for a consultation where you will be given information and advice on your specific requirements, as this will vary greatly from person to person.

Is the treatment permanent?

Once you have carried out your series of treatments the effects should be permanent.

What causes unwanted hair growth?

Hair growth is the result of your genes and hormone levels, although some medications, temporary methods of hair removal, and illnesses can stimulate hair growth. A common reason for excess hair growth in women is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition where women’s sex hormones are out of balance. Electrolysis may be an option when hair growth is in an area of the body where it may not be desired such as on a woman’s upper lip, chin, or bikini line.

electrolysis hair removal summary

*DISCLAIMER – Results will vary from person to person

Treatment care



  • Hydrate and Moisturize. It is important to be hydrated for your treatment as dry hair follicles are difficult to treat. The session will be more comfortable and more effective with hydrated follicles! Please drink plenty of liquids the day before, day of, and day after your appointment and moisturize the day before and the day of your appointment.
  • Cleanliness is an important part of your treatment, please make sure you are showered and clean before you arrive for body treatments such as bikini and under arms. Clean skin reduces risk of infection and irritation, so makeup, deodorants, lotions and oils should be avoided the day of procedure.
  • Hair must be visible, the longer the hair, the easier and faster we can work, so choose a day and time in the week that works better to get best results.
  • Stop drinking coffee, soda, or any sugary drinks/products containing caffeine, this can make you more sensitive.
  • Avoid sun exposure or tanning beds for at least 48 hours prior to your appointment.
  • You may want to take some kind of pain reliever 30-45 minutes before your appointment to make your treatment more comfortable.
  • There are some topical numbing creams available with or without a prescription, they are only effective if you apply it with in 1 hour of you appointment.
  • Discuss any questions or concerns with your electrologist.


If you have any concerns please contact Naomi on 07789634463

  • Keep your skin clean by gently applying an antiseptic, such as Witch Hazel, 2-3 times per day; more frequently if dirt or perspiration are an issue.
  • An antibiotic cream or aloe gel may be helpful, especially prior to working out or other vigorous activity.
  • Applying ice to the area immediately after treatment can increase comfort.
  • Avoid tanning, tanning beds and direct sun exposure for 48 hours after treatment. · Make sure the treatment area is covered with an SPF 30+ daily.
  • If you use makeup, reserve a fresh hypo-allergenic formula for use after treatment so you do not cross contaminate the treatment area.
  • Avoid touching the treated area with your hands. Wash hands frequently.
  • Avoid rubbing the treated area vigorously. Avoid manual exfoliation (scrubs, loofahs) for 48 hours post treatment.
  • Avoid using heavy creams or any type of topical acid (fruit acids, glycolic, salicylic, etc.) or similar product for 48 hours after treatment and use caution prior to treatment.
  • Avoid submerging the treated area in hot tubs or river or lake swimming for 48 hours post treatment.
  • Report any skin reactions immediately to your clinician and make a note to discuss at your next visit.

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