During your consultation, the therapist will carry out a
test patch (medically permitting), to see how your skin responds to treatment
but also so you can experience what electrolysis feels like before deciding whether to proceed with a course treatment. The current is introduced
gradually so that you can become accustomed to the sensation experienced.
Is Electrolysis Safe and Hygenic?
Developed in the 1800s, it is the only proven, effective
and totally safe method of permanent hair removal. Ask about the electrolysist's qualifications and updated training skills. Abigail Best has a list of her qualifications on the About Us page of this website.
One-use sterile probes are only ever used eliminating any
risk of cross-infection. Each client has
a brand-new sterile probe used for each treatment. Depending on the length of
each sessions the probe will be replaced as it becomes worn. Probes should be
opened and loaded in the presence of the client. It should never be pre loaded
before the client arrives. If it is ask for a new one to be opened.
How many hairs can be removed per electrolysis session
This can vary from person to person as it depends on a
number of factors.
How sensitive the skin is and how much treatment the skin
can tolerate per session.
Density of the hair growth – It is important not to be
tempted to over treat the skin or longer gaps will be needed between sessions
to allow the skin to settle naturally, meaning that it will take longer to
achieve your desired results.
The type of electrolysis treatment selected to treat your
The length of time selected for each session.
To give you an idea one hair can be removed every probe, which takes between 1 and 3 seconds or up to 10 seconds depending on the type of treatment you receive.
How often can I receive Electrolysis treatment
It is important to have regular electrolysis treatment to
get on top of the hair growth. Weekly or fortnightly appointments may be
It is important to allow the skin to heal between treatments
so a minimum of 5 – 7 days is needed to
avoid over treating the area. It is possible to have multiple sessions per week
if different areas are to be treated.
It is important not to be tempted to have more treatment
than necessary in your eagerness to be hair free. You
must follow your electrolysists advice as your long term skin health and treatment success is of
It is important that you do not go to more than one
electrolysist for treatment on the same area at the same time to ensure safe and successful treatment outcomes. You may need to visit multiple therapists for treatment on different areas however.
How much does Electrolysis cost
The prices are displayed on this website and depends on the length of session you choose and how
many treatments you will need to achieve the desired results.
Electrolysis is charged by time with sessions ranging from
up to 15 minutes (minimum time and charge), for a small area of hair growth, up to 2 hours at a time for clients wanting
to remove larger areas of hair.
Prices will vary from salon to salon and in different areas
of the country but costings, types of payment and discounts on courses of
treatments are discussed at your consultation which is carried out without any
financial obligation to purchase treatment at that time.
important that after a consultation you go away and take the time to think about your options and
whether electrolysis is the right choice for you. If you are sure you
wish to start treatment you are welcome to book in and pay for treatment at the
time of your consultation but there is no obligation on your part to do so.
How will my skin look after Electrolysis treatment
This will vary from person to person but you may experience
some or all of the following.
The skin can look pink and feel warm and or sensitised. The
skin can look and feel a little bumpy
but all of these things will disappear within a couple of days. Some clients
say that any reaction to electrolysis has disappeared within a couple of hours
but this does depend on the amount of hair to be treated and the length of each
session chosen. For more information on skin reactions and aftercare take a look at the after care advice on this website (see after care tab at top of page).
Follow all after care advice given to you by your
You will need to purchase after care but this will always be
explained to you along with cost implications at the time of your consultation.
Look after your skin between each treatment and follow a
simple skin care routine that focusses on keeping the skin clean and well
nourished. Electrolysis can causes the skin to become more dehydrated than
usual so it is important to use skin care that nourishes and hydrates the skin
whilst allowing you to treat other concerns at the same time if necessary.
Anti histamines can be used before and after treatment to
minimise redness and irritation if the client is medically safe to use such a
product. Soothing creams /gels and cool
packs can be used after treatment to cool and calm the treated area.
There are a number of things you can do to make electrolysis
more comfortable if needed and are medically able to do so. Please remember
your electrolysist can not prescribe or administer anything for you, unless
they are legally allowed to do so.
Paracetamol, anti inflamatory's or similar as long as it is
not blood thinning (no Asprin) can be used. Numbing creams or gels can help if
necessary, with a number of makes on the market all varying in price and
efficacy. Some of these items can be prescribed but it is often less expensive
and easier to buy over the counter or online. Please remember to purchase from
a reputable site if ordering online. Take a look at the article I have written on making your treatment more comfortable (see tab at top of page).