“I have been coming to Abate MediSpa Sanctuary for Electrolysis for two years now, and have been nothing but impressed with the level of service and great results that I have had, Sue is extremely experienced and works very quickly and efficiently. Abate MediSpa Sanctuary has a warm, calm and friendly atmosphere, and Sue and Kate always go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Abate MediSpa Sanctuary for any beauty treatments, as I have yet to find anywhere with their level of professionalism and friendliness.”
Susan Lennie I.H.B.C. B.A.B.T.A.C. I.T.E.C.H., is a skilled professional, who has for many years provided Electrolysis treatment. In 1992 Susan gained the title of top Electrologist Student Finalist in the British Isles and has since gained a wealth of respect within the beauty industry due to her expertise and knowledge in the field of hirsutism. She has established close links with hospitals and consultants in helping to eliminate unwanted facial and body hair in both males and females.
Susan’s Electrolysis Hair Removal Clinic has been Registered and Approved with the Local Health Authority Since 1990.
What is electrolysis?
Superfluous body and facial hair, although quite natural, is a problem for many women, and its removal is one of the most popular beauty service today. Electrolysis is the only proven method of permanent hair removal, and it involves the insertion of a fine probe into the hair follicle to the hair root. A mild current is then passed down the probe to the tip which cauterises the hair root, enabling the hair to be withdrawn. This only takes a few seconds.
What causes unwanted hair growth?
Hair growth is often traced to hereditary factors, and sometimes stress. Certain illnesses can also stimulate growth. In addition some temporary methods of hair removal, certain drugs and medications, or just the hormonal changes at different stages in life can all affect hair growth.
Can it be performed on any part of the body?
The areas where superfluous hair can become a problem, and which are suitable for treatment are facial areas, upper lip, chin, neck, sides of face, low hair line, thick eyebrows, between the brows, eyebrow shaping, arms, underarms, between the breasts, around the nipples, legs, thighs, bikini line, abdomen, back and shoulders, fingers and toes. Very sensitive areas such as inside the nostril, the ears, lip, nipples and eyelids are not usually treated.
Will you need to know anything about me?
The initial consultation is always an important part of the treatment procedure. The information required will be: the area you would like worked on, type of hair growth on other parts of the body, if the hair has been previously removed by plucking or other methods of temporary removal, and if treatment has been carried out at any time by a clinic. Age and general health questions will be asked, and if there are any medical problems, or whether recent illness has required medication. It will also be necessary to know if you are sensitive to the sun or any particular products.
How will it feel?
The treatment is not generally painful although there may be some slight discomfort and occasionally a feeling of heat in the area for a short time. There may also be a slight redness, which will only last a few hours. Specially formulated soothing lotions are advisable for use after treatment.
How long will it take?
Everyone is different, and for this reason, it is essential to have a full consultation prior to your treatment programme. Many people believe that the hair never grows back after only one treatment. This belief is incorrect, the results of the treatment are progressive. This means that after each treatment the hair grows back finer and fairer, taking longer to return, until eventually it doesn’t grow back at all. If the hairs have previously been removed by plucking or other methods, the growth will be much stronger, as the follicles will have been stimulated, and will required more electrolysis treatments than untreated growth. Depending on the size of the area requiring treatment, and also the strength and maturity of the hair growth, this will determine the expected length of time your treatment programme will take. Your Electrologist will be able to give you an approximate estimate at your consultation, but will have a much clearer idea after your treatment programme has started, as they will then be able to monitor your response to the treatment.
Is it safe?
The treatment is approved by the medical profession and has been available for over 100 years. We always use sterile disposable probes recommended by the Public Health Laboratory Service. The individually packed probes remain sealed and sterile until opened for your treatment. After the treatment the probe is disposed of immediately. Using this method every client has a new sterile probe for their treatment.
What will it cost?
The cost of treatment is worked out in units of time from 15 minutes to an hour. When considering the cost of treatment remember how much time and money you spend in a lifetime’s pursuit of hair removal by temporary methods.
Will I have to take any precautions after treatment?
Avoid sitting in the sun or having a sun bed session for at least 24 hours after treatment. An aftercare gel is used on the treated area to soothe and calm any heat reaction. It is advisable not to cleanse, tone or moisturise the area with soap or any other products for 24 hours but to gently apply Susan‘s recommended soothing home care gel, which should be applied with clean hands five times in the 24 hours. Make-up should be avoided until the day after the treatment, but if this is not possible your Susan will advise you on the use of a tinted aftercare such as bare escentuals, pure 100% mineral make-up which is perfect for camouflaging the treated area and will not cause infection or reaction to the skin.