Yes it does

Electrolysis is considered the only permanent method of hair removal.

Since Dr Charles Michel used the technology to successfully treat ingrown hairs around the eye in 1875, electrolysis continues to be the only effective method of permanent hair removal. 

Electrolysis is the only medically approved form of permanent hair removal
— British Institute & Association of Electrolysis
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How it works

A fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a current applied through the probe to destroy each individual hair. The hair is then removed from the follicle. In most instances the hair will be removed permanently after one treatment, though some hair may require further treatment. 

Electrolysis Works uses the latest PicoFlash and Synchro thermolysis flash technology. Each application of current is applied quickly (thousandths of a second) resulting in greater comfort for you and quicker treatment times.


What does it feel like? Does it hurt?

Electrolysis Works uses the the 27MHz Apilus Platinum Pure electro epilator which clients find much more comfortable than many other epilators in the market.

We treat each follicle using flash thermolysis, which can be felt through a short, sharp sensation. Some areas will be more sensitive than others. The treatment of each follicle is much faster with thermolysis than galvanic electrolysis. Many clients even fall asleep during long treatments.

How is electroysis different from laser or IPL?

Laser and IPL can only offer a permanent reduction of hair. Laser and IPL are also limited to the treatment of certain skin types and hair colours. Laser and IPL treat hairs using a device that moves across the skin and treats several hairs and follicles at once using light. Electrolysis uses a probe to deliver electrical current or heat to each individual follicle and hair.

Which areas can be treated?

All areas of the body can be treated using electrolysis, but we must be able to see the hair to remove it. Medical clearance from your GP is required to treat hairs that grow from moles.

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on many factors; for example whether the hair is hormonal, if it has previously been waxed or plucked, and the area of the body that requires treatment. Hair grows at different rates all over the body. Hair on the head will grow for a period of up to 3 years before falling out yet hair on our legs may only last 12 weeks. This means it may take 12 weeks for all the hairs on the legs to show before they can be treated - we can only treat the hairs we can see. Some hairs may require several treatments.

As a general rule, under normal circumstances, you can expect to be hair free in treated areas after 12-18 months assuming that the suggested treatment program has been followed.

What if I am pregnant?

It is not recommended for pregnant women to receive electrolysis treatments during the first 3 months of pregnancy. This is to keep stress to a minimum during this higher-risk period. 

Thermolysis is completely safe for pregnant women as the treatment is delivered through heat not electrical current.

How much will it cost?

Please take a look at the Fees page for our current rates.

Any other questions

If you have any other questions please call or email us, we'd be happy to discuss our treatments in more detail and address any of your concerns.