Nicola holds the C.I.D.E.S.C.O. Diploma (Hons) – a highly recognised International qualification – the C.I.B.T.A.C. Diploma and the Advanced Electrologist Diploma in Red Vein, Skin Tag, Wart and Hair Removal.
Unwanted hair can be distressing to many people and electrolysis remains the only recognised and proven form of permanent hair removal. Unwanted growth is a common problem affecting as many as 80% of ladies in varying degrees.
The unwanted hair may have arisen as a result of puberty, pregnancy, menopause or topical irritation of the skin. It maybe also be due to an underlying hormone imbalance, brought about by an illness or the use of some medications. The hair growth may vary between fine down and strong, thick and black hairs. Most areas can be permanently removed with Electrolysis, including hair on the upper lip, chin, cheeks, neck, nipples and abdomen. Hairs growing out of moles can also be treated using this method. Many hairs can be treated in one 5 minute session at our Eastbourne salon.
Electrolysis is ideal for sensitive skins, dark or light hair and any colour of skin as it is not affected by pigmentation in the hair or the skin. Electrolysis targets only the unwanted individual hair and so the skin remains unaffected.
At Jasmines, you can undergo electrolysis treatments in full confidence, knowing you are in the hands of certified technicians who use sterilised equipment and disposable high quality probes.
The initial consultation will involve the electrolygist assessing your skin condition, the hair growth of concern and will also discuss your medical history. She will then tell you whether this is the right treatment for you and whether electrolysis can achieve the results you are looking for. If it is, then an individual treatment plan will be drawn up for you.
A very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle alongside the hair. You will not feel the probe going in and there is no pain associated with this. Once the probe is in the hair follicle, a mild current (Short Wave Diathermy) is applied for 1-2 seconds-this creates heat (this is the part that can be uncomfortable). The heat dries up all the moisture, living cells and blood supply at the root of the hair, thus destroying it, allowing it to be lifted out.
For electrolysis to have a long term effect on hair growth, a series of treatment must be taken. It works by weakening the hair every time so eventually it stops growing. Every person is different in the time it actually takes for the hair to stop growing. It is dependent on many factors but especially whether or not the hair has been tampered with prior to the treatment either by plucking, waxing, shaving etc.
Treatment of the area is initially recommended every 7-14 days. This will vary depending on the area, coarseness of the hair and the skin type. Fine hairs may or may not regrow after just one treatment. Strong hairs require repeated treatments but regrow more slowly and become lighter and finer in texture with each treatment so that progress is constantly being seen.
Although Electrolysis is classed as a permanent removal of hair, the result is achieved over a period of time. The hair growth cycle involves 3 stages. One of the stages is the active/growing stage called the Anagen Stage and is the ideal stage for the hair to be destroyed. Whilst the hair is in the rested or breaking down stage the treatment is not so successful. The electrolygist cannot change the hair growth cycle; therefore, repeated treatments are needed as the hair moves through the growing cycle. This ensures the hairs are all being treated over the period of time. It is important to remember that a high percentage of hairs are in the Anagen/growing stage at any one time.
Treatment sessions can last from 5 minutes to 1 hour, depending upon the area treated and your tolerance to the discomfort of the treatment.
While the current is being applied a brief stinging sensation is felt. The level of sensation depends on the area being treated, the nerve responses of each individual, the level of current required etc. The current must be strong enough to be effective, while remaining tolerable.
Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears within a few hours. No recovery time is necessary, normal work and daily activities can be resumed after a treatment.
It is very important to follow the advice of your therapist carefully after electrolysis for hair removal to reduce the risk of complications.
For courses of electrolysis, you pay for five treatments and receive the sixth session free of charge in our Eastbourne salon. These are pre-paid in advance of the treatment and are non refundable and non transferable.
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5 minutes (minimum charge) 15.50
10 minutes 18.50
15 minutes 21.50
20 minutes 25.00
30 minutes 31.50
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Jasmines has also been recognised as one of the leading Beauty Salons and Spa's in the UK, awarded the "Most Progressed Salon & Spa in the South East of England".
2000-2018 Jasmine's outstanding customer care and treatments have also been acknowledged by Decleor and we are proud to have held the elite status of "Aroma Gold Decleor Salon" for excellence and achievement for the past 18 years.