The treatment works by gradually reducing blood supply to the hair root; blood is food to the growing hair, no food – no hair. The permanency of the treatment is achieved over a few months, when each hair has been treated several times. This is the only disadvantage of the treatment, it is not instantaneous. However, you will begin to see an improvement in the texture, quantity and colour of the hair from the first few treatments.

Excess hair is one of the most frequent problems I am asked about, but most ladies think they are the only person to have visible hair. This could not be further from the truth. I do electrolysis every single day at my salon; the problems vary from a few downy hairs on the upper lip, to course, strong, dark hair on the chin, cheek, breast, abdomen & neck. The cause of the hair growth varies too, from hormonal imbalance, inherited predisposition or merely skin to hair colour ratio.

Another myth about electrolysis is that it is agony. There is some sensation but little more than would be felt if you plucked or waxed the hairs away. A tiny probe is entered into the hair follicle and an electrical current cauterises the blood supply. There are several different methods of electrolysis, so the treatment can be tailored to suit the skin type, sensitivity, time available and strength of hair. There are also several different types of needles (probes) to enable the therapist to perform a very exact, stress-free treatment.

The end result I achieve for my clients and the freedom I provide from the daily chore of plucking; coupled with the liberating sense of release from self-consciousness, is gratifying as a therapist and empowering as an empathetic professional. 

The procedure should only be carried out by a qualified, experienced therapist. (We are BABTAC and Sterex approved salon). If you have any questions or require further explanation please contact us at The Beauty Therapy Centre on 01280 813000 or 01908 749999.


Thank you Clare, you have literally changed my life with your electrolysis skills. I have had electrolysis in several places in Mk, but you are, by far! the most gentle, skilful and kind Beauty therapist I have ever met. Thank you. Regards Jayne.