Electrolysis Hair Removal

Electrolysis Hair Removal

Electrolysis is a 100% permanent hair removal treatment for all skin types. It works on the smallest areas of your body not suitable for Intense Pulsed Light or laser.

Electrolysis is the most permanent and versatile hair removal solution. It delivers excellent results for people with any skin type and colour, and any hair type and colour.

Electrolysis can also get rid of chin hair as well as hair in any other areas of the body, regardless of how small they are.

To book a consultation contact our Consultant Electrolysist, Adele Gilbert, on 0798 6175 139 or send an email to adele@adelegilbert.co.uk

*First consultation cost is £15

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Call: 0151 630 8121

Electrolysis Hair Removal FAQ's

What areas can be treated with electrolysis?

Most body areas can be treated with electrolysis, including the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts, and legs.

How does the treatment work?

Electrolysis works by inserting a tiny probe that carries a high-frequency electric current into each individual hair follicle (root of the hair). The current destroys the follicle, stopping the blood supply and hair re-growth.

What results can I expect?

You will start noticing the results after the first treatment. With electrolysis, each hair is treated individually. Although this is a longer and more delicate method, its thoroughness results in permanent hair removal.

However, as with any aesthetic procedure, experience, results and length of treatment may vary from person to person.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on the size of the area and hair type. Your electrolysist will determine what the best frequency is depending on your case.

How long does each treatment take?

The length of each treatment will depend on the size of the area and hair type. The minimum treatment is 15 minutes, increasing by 15-minute blocks.

Does it hurt?

Electrolysis is mildly uncomfortable, but no anaesthetic is required. Most people describe the sensation as similar to a bee sting. As tolerance methods vary from person to person, your dermatologist will recommend suitable methods to alleviate discomfort if necessary.

You may experience redness, swelling and sensitivity in the treated area for one or two days. The skin may also be itchy during the healing process.

Is it any recovery time needed?

The treatment requires minimal downtime, but you should avoid touching the skin, unprotected sun exposure, heat or using makeup for a few days after each treatment.

Can electrolysis cause side effects?

Immediately after treatment, it is normal for the skin to become red, sensitive and bumpy for one or two days.

You may also develop scabs as part of the natural healing process. If this happens, don’t pick the skin as it can disturb the healing process and cause permanent damage. The scabs will flake away after a few days.

Most people experience no other side effects. However, there is still a small risk of infection and permanent scarring. This is normally the result of poor after care, but it can be easily avoided by following your dermatologist’s instructions.

Is the treatment safe?

Electrolysis is considered safe for most people who are in overall good health. Some side effects such as infection and scarring can happen, normally due to poor after care. Does any of this applies to hair removal?

Am I suitable for treatment?

Electrolysis is suited for most skin types and colours. However, people with hypersensitive or dark skin may require a patch test.

Does electrolysis work on blonde or grey hair?

Yes, electrolysis is an effective treatment for people with light coloured hair, such as white, blonde and grey hair.

With laser or IPL, the skin and hair colour must be sufficiently dissimilar to enable differentiation by the machine and is why those treatments do not work for fair-haired people.

However, this is not an issue for electrolysis as it can destroy any hair follicles regardless of their colour.

Is electrolysis suited for people with dark skin tones?

Yes, electrolysis is considered a safe option for patients with dark skin tones.

The skin of people with darker complexions is able to absorb more light, due to a higher concentration of melanin (pigment that gives colour to our skin, hair and eyes).

IPL and most lasers use light energy to raise the temperature of the skin. This increases their chances of suffering adverse side effects and long-term damage (hyperpigmentation, blistering, burns and even scarring).

Electrolysis also involves heat, but the electric current used to target the damaged tissue cannot be absorbed by the surrounding skin cells. People with a dark skin may still require a patch test to ensure they react positively to the treatment.

Although electrolysis is normally a safer option for people with darker skin tones, some advanced laser technologies, like Nd:YAG laser, are perfectly safe and can target larger areas quicker than electrolysis.

Initial consultation and test patch

During your initial consultation, one of our dermatologists will assess your medical history to confirm suitability. Your clinician will also do a test patch to ensure it reacts positively to the treatment.
This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have.

Before proceeding, you will also be asked to sign a consent form.

Electrolysis Hair Removal Prices

Initial Consultation £15
15 minutes £25
30 minutes £45
45 minutes £65
60 minutes £70

Make an appointment

Get in touch today to make your appointment with one of our experts.

Call: 0151 630 8121