Electrolysis Hair Removal

Remove excess or unwanted hair permanently on the face or the body. Suitable for men and women and all skin types.

Treatment summary


Excess or unwanted hair can be a nuisance at best and embarrassing and upsetting at its very worse. If you are one of the millions of people around the world who experience excess or unwanted hair, you’ll know that it can be time consuming and painful to manage. Waxing and epilating are repetitive and shaving only solves the issue for a couple of days at best.

At Pure Perfection Clinic in Rossett, near Chester, Cheshire and Wrexham on the North Wales border, we offer electrolysis hair removal, to permanently remove unwanted or excess hair, for easier management and smoother, sexier skin.

What is electrolysis hair removal?

Electrolysis hair removal is an in-clinic treatment and can only be performed by a highly-trained and experienced practitioner. It works by inserting a hand-held device with a fine needle, into the skin. It utilises shortwave radio frequencies inside your hair follicles to stop new hair growth. This damages your hair follicles and prevents growth. It also causes your existing hairs to fall out. In a course of treatment, you can expect smoother, silkier skin with a dramatic reduction in hair growth.

Which areas can electrolysis hair removal treat?

Essentially, electrolysis can be used anywhere on the face or body. The more popular areas are the underarms, face and bikini line. For larger areas such as the legs and back, you will need to attend for multiple sessions as the treatment targets one hair at a time.

Are there any contraindications to electrolysis hair removal?

  •   Epilepsy
  •   Pacemaker
  •   Uncontrolled heart conditions
  •   Uncontrolled high blood pressure
  •   All forms of cancer
  •   Uncontrolled diabetes
  •   Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy
  •   Immunodeficiency
  •   Pregnancy
  •   Lupus
  •   Varicose veins
  •   Active herpes / cold sores on the treatment site
  •   Moles
  •   Open lesions
  •   Infection
  •   Sunburn
  •   Hair removal (depilatory cream, recent waxing or plucking) – you will need to wait for the hair to grow.

When will I see the results from electrolysis hair removal?

As the affected hairs are removed with tweezers and the follicles are permanently destroyed, expect to see results straight away. On large areas where multiple treatment sessions will be required, you may not notice the hairs thinning straight away. Be patient and in a course of 8 to 12 sessions for larger areas, which could take 8-18 months, you will see and feel the difference.

How long will the results last?

As the hair follicles are permanently affected by electrolysis hair removal, this is the only treatment we can claim is permanent. With the correct number of treatments, time and patience, you can expect smoother, hair-free legs for years to come.

How many treatments will I need?

Generally speaking, you will need between 8 to 12 sessions of electrolysis hair removal for a permanent, noticeable result. Factors such as skin condition, the size of the area to be treated and the thickness and quantity of your hair will play a part in how quickly you’ll notice results. This will all be discussed in your pre-treatment consultation.


Why should someone have electrolysis hair removal?

Electrolysis is one of the most effective ways to permanently eliminate unwanted hair on the face and body and has been the mainstay of many dermatologists for efficacy and safety. It is relatively comfortable and has an immediate effect. It is suitable for both men and women and all skin types.


What happens during an electrolysis hair removal treatment?

The process involves the use of a microscopic needle that is placed at the base of each hair. This needle emits heated electrical currents directly in to the hair follicle shaft, destroying it and its ability to support new hair growth. Admittedly this process can take some time as you are targeting each and every hair. However, electrolysis hair removal is the only true permanent hair removal on the market.

Does electrolysis hair removal hurt?

Similar to treatments that use needles and / or heat, such as tattooing or injections, the level of discomfort will largely depends on your own tolerance to the treatment and the area being treated. Some patients describe the treatment as feeling like a tiny shock every other second, others report a heat sensation or tingling across the treatment area. To combat any discomfort, we can offer you a topical anaesthetic prior to the treatment. However, in many cases, most patients are happy to undergo the treatment without this. After the procedure, most patients experience some minor redness, heat or discomfort on the skin. This can last a couple of days but can be managed with a cold compress or aloe Vera gel.


Am I suitable for electrolysis hair removal?

Most people are suitable for electrolysis hair removal, as unlike laser hair removal, the treatment does not pick up on melanin within the skin, rather it targets the hair itself. However, prior to any treatment here at Pure Perfection Clinic, we will ask you to attend a no obligation consultation, so that we can assess your individual concerns, discuss your expectations for results as well as check your medical history, to ensure there are no contraindications to the treatment and that it will be effective for you.


For more information about electrolysis hair removal, or to book your consultation with one of our specialists, please contact us today.

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