Electrolysis

Unwanted hair on virtually any part of the body can be treated with electrolysis.

Electrolysis has existed for over 100 years and is the only proven method of ‘permanent’ hair removal, whereas laser hair removal is a relatively recent invention and therefore it can only be classed as a method of permanent hair ‘reduction’.

Electrolysis uses a short wave oscillating current to create heat which in turn destroys the cells in the root of a hair so that it cannot grow again.

This heat is delivered via a very fine needle which is inserted into the base of the hair follicle.

Each hair is treated individually which means the amount of heat produced can be varied depending on the strength of the hair. A successfully epilated hair will slide out of the follicle without resistance.

Generally hairs will need to be treated several times, but with each treatment the hair will usually become finer, weaker and take longer to regrow, until eventually it stops growing. A course of treatment is required to regularly treat the regrowth, but the treatment frequency will diminish as the hairs do.  I offer electrolysis from my salon in Sevenoaks.

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“Katy is very knowledgeable and welcoming. The electrolysis treatment has been so effective and completely life changing! Would highly recommend, thank you so much Katy x”

Abi

Electrolysis at Bodylines

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Electrolysis has always been one of my favourite treatments to do since I trained and qualified over 30 years ago. It is so rewarding. A successful course of electrolysis can change someone’s life! It can banish a hair problem that has caused embarrassment, shame and low self-confidence to someone for many years. I love to use my skills in this way, and I’m good at it!

So let me help you to permanently remove superfluous hair with this amazing, tried and tested treatment from my salon in Sevenoaks.

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Pricing & FAQs

Electrolysis is priced per minute/session. Please visit the booking system for prices.

How long does the treatment take?

The length of each treatment is dependent on the amount of hair visible and the sensitivity of the client’s skin. The total time needed to achieve permanent hair removal may be from a few months to two years or more, depending on the thickness and density of the hair growth and the regularity of treatment.

What does it feel like?

You will feel a heat within the hair follicle. However, this is a very temporary sensation.​

What if I've been plucking/waxing?

The hair growth may take longer to respond initially as plucking/waxing tends to strengthen hair, certainly on the face. But it will work on any thickness/colour of hair and is definitely worth doing!

Why have I got superfluous hair?

There is always a reason why hair grows. Usually superfluous hair is caused by hormonal change within the body such as puberty, pregnancy and the menopause. Polycystic ovaries can also cause excessive hair growth as can a thyroid imbalance. There can also be a hereditary cause to hair growth, however we will discuss this during the consultation.

Will I have to have treatment forever?

No, for most people once the area has been successfully treated there is no regrowth. Sometimes clients may come in once or twice a year for a tidy up to remove any stray new or regrown weak hairs.​

How long does the hair need to be?

Long enough for the hair to be grasped with tweezers to remove it once epilated. The absolute minimum is 1-2mm.

What aftercare will I need?

No plucking/waxing. Avoid makeup/sunbeds/direct sun/oily cleansers for 48 hours. Avoid touching the skin to prevent irritation or infection. Apply aftercare for 2-4 days after treatment. You may cut back any growth with fine nail scissors between treatments.

Which areas of the body can be treated?

The face, eyebrows, neck, chest, nipples, hands, fingers, in fact most areas of the face and body.

How often can I have treatment?

The skin needs a minimum of 7-14 days healing time between treatments.

“I’ve been going to Katy at Bodylines for over 25 years and highly recommend her.

I’ve had leg waxing, bikini waxing, electrolysis, facials, eyebrows tidied, eyelash tinting, pedicure, manicure and reflexology.

I find it a very calm, relaxing atmosphere and Katy is fab at what she does, which is why I’ve been going for at least 25 years.”

Mayassa