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Specialists in Laser Hair and Skin Techniques

Electrolysis Hair Removal

We are experts in hair removal using electrolysis at our specialist clinics throughout the Country in London, Altrincham, Leeds, Liverpool and Bury to complement laser & IPL. This is specifically for those hairs that will not respond to light-based systems such as grey, blonde or red tones.

At Cristianos we use the Epil 200 Blend systems which successfully combines  Galvanic and Diathermy to form the blend method. Bringing together the effectiveness of Galvanic electrolysis and incorporating it with the speed of Diathermy provides a faster, longer lasting solution to hair removal that is 40-60% more successful than either method alone. With a smoother more consistent current across the output range of the Epil 200 ensures maximum comfort for the patient.

Alternative to Laser

Electrolysis is an alternative to laser for hair removal where clients have fine hair growth or red/grey/blonde coloured hair. Until the advent of laser, electrolysis was considered the only permanent method of hair removal. Electrolysis is the destruction of the lower follicle through the application of an electrical current. The current may be radio or high frequency, direct or galvanic or a combination of the two. Electrolysis was first reported to the medical profession by Charles E,. Michel MD of St. Louis Missouri USA in 1875.

A very fine needle called a ‘probe’ is inserted down each hair into the space between the shaft and the follicle wall. A short stinging sensation can be felt as the heat is applied. Results can be slow and, if performed incorrectly, there may be scarring and/or pitting of the skin. A qualified professional should perform this treatment.

The advantage of electrolysis however is that it is not dependent on the hair having pigment as the needle conducts the current; this allows us to complete treatments in the case where a client has non-pigmented hair remaining in an area where the laser has removed all pigmented hair.

“I am a transwoman who has been treated at Cristianos Leeds for facial hair removal for the last 4 years or so…..read more

Pauline

The price structure is for all electrolysis hair removal treatments across the Cristianos group. All consultations are FREE of charge and without obligation.

  • Treatment
  • Facial Electrolysis 15 mins
  • Facial Electrolysis 30 mins
  • Facial Electrolysis 45 mins
  • Facial Electrolysis 60 mins
  • Price
  • £18.75 min charge
  • £37.50
  • £56.25
  • £75.00

FAQs

No, you would have to wait 24hrs to apply make-up after an electrolysis treatment.

Anything less would cost us to provide short treatments. This is because we have to set aside 15 minutes after treatment to clean the areas and with the cost of PPE for that treatment it simply isn't cost effective to provide 5 or 10 minute treatments.

Yes, this method of hair removal is not dependent on the hair or skin colour.

Yes, we need at least 3 days growth in order for the electrologist to use the direction of the hair itself to guide the probe into the follicle for a safe and accurate insertion.

This method treats individual hair follicles, therefore it’s very difficult to treat large areas such as arms, legs, chest or backs.

Yes, we do offer the following skin treatments: Skin Tags, Spider Naevi, Thread Veins, Warts, Pigmentation Marks, Seborrheic Keratosis and Moles.

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Specialists in Laser Hair and Skin Techniques