Waxing temporarily removes unwanted hair. Treatment is recommended every four to six weeks.
|Full leg and bikini||£28|
|Three quarter leg||£18|
|Half leg and bikini||£18|
|Back or chest||£10|
|Lip and chin||£7|
|Sides of face||£5|
Electrolysis is the permanent removal of unwanted hair for both men and women. A probe or needle inserted into the hair follicle. Once the probe is in the hair follicle, the electrologist delivers the electric current to destroy the cells around the hair follicle. There are two different methods available at the clinic – diathermy and blend. The aim of both methods is to damage the base of the growing hair in order to cut off the blood supply and nutrition to the hair, preventing any new growth from developing. The technique is selective and minimal damage should occur to surrounding tissues.
The blend method combines both the diathermy and galvanic procedures. Sodium hydroxide is created and is then heated by the electricity. This heat, plus the chemical solution, then destroys the hair tissue. The current is released for five seconds like a short burst of energy. This method is often reported to be the most comfortable and the most effective.
Diathermy uses a high frequency current. The current travels down to the base of the follicle via a very fine short sterile disposable probe (similar size to a small eyelash). The insertion does not penetrate the skin as the follicle is an opening in the skin which houses the hair. The small probe is introduced alongside the hair and stops at the bottom of the follicle. The current is released like a short burst of energy in the form of warmth. The benefits of this method are: quickness and suitable for all skin types (except pigmented skins).