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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is electrolysis?


Electrolysis is a process that permanently removes unwanted hair and small blemishes. This is achieved by applying heat using an electric current that destroy hair cells and prevent regrowth. Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal recognised and approved by the British Medical Association.




How does electrolysis work?


First your electrolysis will cleanse the skin. Then gently slide a fine, sterilised, disposable probe into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the unwanted hair. Once the probe reaches the target area, a short pulse of electric current is released. Effectively this destroys the matrix cells preventing any new hairs being produced in that follicle.




Which areas can be treated?


Electrolysis successfully treats all areas of the face and body with the exception of hairs inside the nose and inside the ears. Commonly treatments range from small sized areas such as the chin and upperlip, to medium sized areas including underarms, breast and bikini through to larger areas such as the arms and legs. Your electrologist will be able to establish a bespoke treatment plan to achieve your desired outcome for all areas.




Am I suitable for electrolysis?


Electrolysis is suitable for all skin types and ethnicities. Electrolysis effectively treats all hair colours including greys. There are no age restrictions or limits for anyone wishing to remove unwanted hairs permanently. Treatments are available subject to consultation on a case to case basis.




How many sessions will I need?


Electrolysis appointments are separated into time increments. The amount of time required to treat an area fully will vary with each client. Factors such as medical conditions, multiple cycles and density of hair growth and size of are alongside many more, determine how much time will be needed to treat an area permanently. The area of hair growth in question e.g. chin will need to be treated a few times in order to permanently remove all unwanted hairs.




Is electrolysis safe?


Electrolysis has been performed safely for over 125 years. At Flawless Electrolysis, both our premises and our practitioners are fully licenced and registered with Leicester City Council meeting an exceptionally high standard of health and safety. A sterile packed, brand new disposable probe is used for every single client. The probe is used once only then disposed of in a puncture proof container. Our electrologist handles the probe with forceps preventing any direct contact with your individual probe. Forceps are sterilised before and after one use preventing any cross contamination. Disposable gloves are worn by our electrologist at all times. Gloves are disposed of after each individual treatment. Your electrologist will review your medical history, current medications and any health concerns during the consultation to ensure a bespoke treatment plan is created to meet your individual needs.




What machine is used?


At Flawless Electrolysis we aim to provide the best results for our clients in the fastest and safest way. Therefore we use state of the art Apilus machinery made by the leading creators of electrolysis machines worldwide. The advanced technology uniquely inbuilt provides us with a range of impressive modalities. These include the traditional galvanic, thermolysis and blend as well as the latest advances in Flash thermolysis and omniblend. Such technology enables us to treat hairs more precisely and quickly allowing us to treat more hairs in a session giving our clients the best value for their money. With the use of any one or a combination of these methods we aim to provide the best service leaving you with permanently smooth, hair free skin.




How much do sessions cost?


We offer a FREE consultation for all new clients. This includes; a pre consultation call to help prepare clients for their upcoming consult, a 15 minute face to face sessions with our electrologist to discuss any questions, a thorough assesment of area and hair growth in question, a consult form and discussion of any medical history or contra-indications, a tailor made treatment plan for each individual client. Our minimum session time for electrolysis treatment is 15 minutes. Full price list and time incremements are as follows; 15 minutes - £20 30 minutes - £35 45 minutes - £50 60 minutes - £60




Are there any offers currently available exclusively at Flawless Electrolysis?


We offer the following benefits as standard to all our clients: FREE pre consult call FREE consultation session FREE photo diary of progress from start to finish FREE after care We are currently offering the following exclusive offers: NHS staff health discounts - 5% off all treatments (NHS employee photo ID card required as proof at first session only) PCOS fighters - 5% off all treatments (doctor/hospital diagnosis letter required as proof at first session only) Recommend a friend - 10% off your next treatment (only valid after recommended clients first paid session has taken place) * only one discount per session applies




Does electrolysis hurt?


Most clients liken the sensation to a 'warm zap' or 'sharp pinch', so in general you will be feel slight discomfort or heat. This feeling can vary according to the area being treated, hair and skin type and your individual pain threshold. There are topical numbing agents you can purchase from pharmacies as well as taking the appropriate pain killers to help during sessions. These can and will be discussed with you at the consultation stage. Rest assured your treatment can and will be adapted to suit your comfortability whilst still treating the hair effectively.





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