Coarse dark and white hair around the lip, jaw and chin affect many women from their 40’s onwards due to hormonal changes and menopause. These hairs are also unwanted side-effects if you suffer from Poly Cystic Ovaries, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, and other hormone-related conditions.
Waxing and plucking are temporary solutions, but Electrolysis is the only proven permanent method of hair removal. It is ideal for all facial areas.
There is more information in our Electrolysis Hair Removal Leaflet, including essential aftercare, and when to avoid having a treatment done.
|Consultation and patch test – 30 minutes
A consultation and patch test is essential, even if you have had electrolysis elsewhere. A detailed consultation from us plus a chance for you to to ask questions. Then several hairs in the area/areas will be treated to determine the best settings from the machine to achieve the best results for you. 24 hours later, if you have no adverse reactions, we will then book you an appointment for your first full treatment.
|Up to 15 minutes||£21|
|Up to 20 minutes||£24|
|Up to 30 minutes||£33|
|Up to 45 minutes||£47|
48 hours before or after your Electrolysis Patch test or full treatments:
- Do not exfoliate
- Do not use a sunbed. Do not suntan / be in the sun
- Do not swim in salt or chlorine water
- Do not use any product on the area/s to be treated that contain AHA’s, Glycolic/Lactic/Salicylic acid
- Do not use oil-based products on the area/s to be treated
Electrolysis After-care Advice
After each of your electrolysis treatments it is important that you follow the aftercare advice. This will help prevent further irritation to the area treated, allowing it to calm quickly and prevent infection.
- Avoid touching the treated area
- Do not apply make- up over treated area for 24 hours
- Avoid tight fitting clothes on treated area
- Avoid exposure to ultra violet light e.g. sun and sunbeds
- If you can’t avoid the sun, use a high factor sunscreen
- Avoid heat treatments e.g. Sauna
- Avoid swimming
- Avoid wearing perfume and chemical-based products over treated area
- Use recommended after-care products
- Avoid waxing, plucking or bleaching the hair in between treatments, the hair may be cut only
- Avoid false tan products
Do you have unwanted hair?
Unwanted hair is a common problem affecting most women to varying degrees throughout their lives.
Coarse dark and white hair around the lip, jaw and chin affect many women from their 40's onwards due to hormonal changes and menopause. These hairs are also unwanted side-effects if you suffer from PCO, Endometriosis, Fybromyagia, and other hormone-related conditions.
Electrolysis is the only proven permanent method of hair removal and is a safe and effective treatment.
How does Electrolysis work?
A tiny flexible fine probe (about the size of an eyelash) is inserted into the hair follicle and then a tiny burst of heat and energy is targeted at the root of the hair. This prevents nutrients feeding the hair and the hair will become weaker and finer. After repeated treatments the hair is no longer able to grow and complete hair free results are obtained.
How many treatments will I need?
Each hair will require repeated treatments because each hair has its own growing cycle and blood supply and each treatment will gradually weaken the hair until eventually it will be destroyed. Therefore permanent results can take many sessions and the number required depends on many factors including your age, type of hair, when they grow (cyclical/hormone driven) and any medical conditions and medication.
Why do I need a Consultation and Patch Test?
We will go through a detailed consultation to ensure if treatment is suitable for you. It also gives you a chance to ask questions about the treatment. We will then treat several hairs in the area/areas you want treated, to determine the best settings from the machine to achieve the best results for you. 24 hours later, if you have no adverse reactions, we will then book you an appointment for your first full treatment.
I've had electrolysis at another salon - why do I need a Consultation and Patch Test with you?
There are many Electrolysis machines available for salons to use and as we won't know which machine you were previously treated with (or the settings) we need to see you and do a patch test to determine the settings on our machines that are safe for you.
I had electrolysis years ago and it was fine - why do I need a Consultation and Patch Test with you?
Please see the answer above!
What about hygiene?
We sterilise the area of skin to be treated and the therapist wears gloves for the entire treatment.
For each client a brand new sterile probe/s is used and then all are disposed of after the treatment - we NEVER re-use the probes.
What equipment do we use?
We use a Sterex Blend Electrolysis machine. Sterex are the leaders in Electrolysis equipment, and is a British company established in 1982. They support us with additional training and advice when we need it.
Are we fully qualified?
Yes, of course! Both the salon owner Anna, and therapist Paula, are fully qualified. In addition, Tranquil Beauty has a license to offer Electrolysis by Basingstoke Borough Council Environmental Health department. This means we have been assessed for competency, qualifications, health and hygiene procedures, disposal of needles, and that we adhere to the Bye-laws with respect to this area of business. Click on the logo to see the certificates.
Is Electrolysis Safe?
Electrolysis was first invented in 1875 and is proven both effective and totally safe when performed correctly by a qualified therapist. Modern technology has meant electrolysis has become gentler, more comfortable and more effective, so if you haven’t tried electrolysis for many years give it another go – it’s changed!