Hair Removal


Electrolysis is a safe, effective, progressive and permanent method of removing unwanted hair. Indeed it is only truly permanent method of hair removal and therefore a treatment in great demand.

With the choice of 3 methods currently available, galvanic, diathermy, and now Blend there is something to suit everyone. Treatment is “tailor made” to suit YOU

A fine probe (about the size of an eyelash) is inserted into the hair follicle where a tiny burst of energy is targeted at the root of the hair. This prevents nutrients feeding the hair and the hair becomes weaker and finer. After repeated treatments the hair is no longer able to grow and complete hair free results are obtained.

Each hair requires repeated treatment because each individual hair has its own growing cycle and blood supply. Electrolysis works by weakening the hair and eventually destroying it. Results take a little time, but, just like dieting, it’s not a crash diet but the healthy eating plan that works in the long run

Electrolysis was first invented in 1875 and is proven both effective and totally safe. Advancing technology has meant electrolysis has become gentler and more comfortable and even more effective.  It remains an affordable  treatment and therefore increasingly popular today.

Firstly you will have a thorough consultation to ensure that this is the best treatment for you as a person and your desired outcome.  this costs £15.00 and takes around 30-40 minutes. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask any  questions you have about the treatment and to experience a “tester” session.  Once you and your therapist decide together that this is right for you an appropriate treatment plan will be devised.

If however you feel that electrolysis is not the the right treatment for you at this time, we will advise and offer you alternative hair removal treatments.

Skin Base I.P.L

What is Intense Pulsed Light? IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is the process of using specific wavelengths of light to provide a range of aesthetic and therapeutic treatments.

IPL is different to laser based therapies that only produce a single wavelength of light and can therefore only treat a specific condition.

The SkinBase IPL can be used for a wide range of treatments including hair reduction, photorejuvenation, acne and vascular lesions.

The SkinBase IPL also features a unique cooling cryo-handset. The cryo-handset creates an anaesthetic effect on the skin surface to provide the most comfortable treatment experience.

A safe, controlled salon treatment that results in great looking skin

Unlike laser based therapies that can only treat a specific condition, The SkinBase™ IPL uses cut off filters to provide a range of wavelengths.

These cut off filters selectively filter out the unwanted wavelengths of light. The remaining light is then used to treat a specific structure.

In the case of photorejuvenation the light energy targets the red blood cells in the blood vessels. The light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the vessel wall or pigment. This heat energy causes damage to the vessel or pigment and the body’s natural repair mechanisms take over and remove the damaged tissue. The results are fresher looking & smoother skin.

When used for hair reduction the light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and is converted into heat. This damages the follicle making it unable to support further hair growth. The number of treatments required will vary but you should expect to see significant results within 3-6 treatments. A full course of 6 to 10 treatments may be required to achieve long lasting results. Treatments should be no more than every 3-4 weeks on each area being treated.

There are 4 Simple Steps to get started with SkinBase™ IPL treatments

1. Client Consultation

The SkinBase™ Therapist will determine your individual needs and devise a treatment plan to achieve the results that you require. Treatments plans can vary from 6-10 treatments for hair reduction 4-6 weeks apart to 3-4 treatments 2-3 weeks apart for the medical therapies.

2. Shave / Cleanse treatment area

For hair reduction treatments, hair should be shaved 24-48 hours prior to treatment. This allows a 1-2 mm stubble, ideal for an effective treatment. The treatment area should be cleaned and dried before treatment commences. Dry, shaven and clean skin means that the light can penetrate the skin unobstructed.

3. IPL, Treat and Target

Once the area is prepped your SkinBase therapist can begin the treatment. Our unique “Cryo” cooling handset is first applied to the treatment area. This anaesthetises the area before the light treatment. Your therapist will then move over the treatment area in a grid method using the cryo and flash handsets in tandem.

4. Moisturise & soothe with Aloe & SPF

A cooling cream or gel such as aloe vera should be applied post treatment to help cool the treated area. Sun damage can cause pigmentation and premature ageing of the skin.
After a SkinBase™ IPL treatment it is essential to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure by applying a moisturiser with an SPF. This is especially true in the summer months and for clients that are having SkinBase™ IPL to treat pigmentation. Failure to apply regular sun cream could cause the pigmentation to return.


The benefits of Intense Pulsed Light are many

IPL is a light based therapy that works by targeting structures within the skin such as melanin, blood, and water in collagen with wavelengths of light to breakdown the structure and improve the appearance of the skin.

The light pulses also stimulate collagen production which floods to the area plumping the skin and reducing wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

As the treatments are both non-surgical and non-invasive you can see substantial results with no downtime. You can return to work straight away.

What is your Skin Type?

As part of your consultation the therapist will assess your skin type based on the Fitzpatrick Scale. The Fitzpatrick Scale is a numerical classification for skin colour. It was developed by a Harvard dermatologist in 1975 to estimate the response of skin types to ultraviolet light.

Type I – Ivory

Pale skin, light or red hair, prone to freckles. Burns very easily and rarely tans.

Type II – Beige

Fair skin, likely to have light hair, blue or brown eyes. Some have dark hair but still have fair skin. Usually burns but may gradually tan.

Type III – Light Brown

Light olive skin with dark hair and brown or green eyes. Burns with long exposure to the sun but generally tans quite easily.

Type IV – Medium Brown

Brown eyes and dark hair. Burns with very lengthy exposure but always tans easily.

Type V – Dark Brown

Naturally brown skin, brown eyes and dark hair. Burns only with excessive exposure to the the sun. Skin easily darkens further.

Type VI (6)– Very Dark Brown

Black skin with dark brown eyes and black hair. Burns only with extreme exposure to the sun.Skin very easily darkens further.