Electrolysis is the only method of hair removal which is allowed, by law, to be described as permanent.
(UK – Advertising Standards Authority and US – FDA)
All non-medical ‘close contact’ services remain closed in Scotland until late April.
I have a record of all appointments that were booked for January – and rebooked after the first extension of the lockdown. I will do my very best to contact (mostly by text) all those patient people. Rebooking can involve quite a lot of text-tennis so it will take a wee while to get round everyone.
Please get in touch if you think you’ve been missed.
I will remain closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays until the Scottish and UK governments tell us that the danger from Covid 19 is no longer a consideration or risk assessments indicate it’s safe to go back to usual hours.
There is still a requirement to keep appointment lengths shorter and where a longer appointment is necessary I may not be able to take any further appointments for the day/morning/afternoon.
All in all, business hours are shorter and available appointments will be fewer for the time being.
If you are still working, thank you for all that you are doing and for keeping us all supplied and safe whilst we wait.
If you, like me, are waiting, thank you for being patient and compliant and washing yer hauns etc, etc. I hope you’re going to tell me all about your activities soon!
Things going on to keep people as safe as possible:
REDUCED HOURS: Office closed for 72 hours (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) to give any accumulated aerosol time to land and expire.
VENTILATION: Window open as wide as possible and for as long as possible during office hours. Door also open between clients.
Fewer clients per day booked to allow for maximum ventilation and cleaning between appointments. There will be longer waits for appointments I’m afraid.
RISK MITIGATION; I’ve done a “Sensible Risk Assessment” course with HSE and my risk assessment is on display and updated monthly
TRIAGE: When you attend you will be asked to sign a ‘disclaimer’ confirming that you have not travelled to a Covid high-risk country/area in the last 2 weeks, that you do not have any of the publicised symptoms of Covid (e.g.fever, headache, new cough, loss of taste or smell, flu like aches and pains), that no members of your household, support bubble or contacts have had these either and that you have not been asked to self isolate by a public health team member.
FACE COVERINGS: You should wear a mask when you come inside the building but you may not need to wear it during a treatment to your face/neck. (I will be using masks and/or visors as well as aprons that are single-use only) A supply of fresh masks is available for anyone who needs one.
SANITISING: Hand sanitiser is available at both main doors and in the ‘waiting’ area and in the treatment room.
You will be asked to sanitise hands when you enter treatment room. You will be asked to sign a Covid disclaimer each time you attend.
SPACE: The waiting room will not be available. (but toilets are)
Only one person will be allowed in the treatment room at a time.
I am looking forward to hearing everybody’s news and tales from this surreal period But! we have to minimise talking during treatments to reduce respiratory spray.
I will update my Facebook page as well (when FB decides to let me in…!) but if you need to contact me please do so in the usual way.
Thank you for reading,
Prices are being reviewed!! Sorry!
COVID 19 SAFETY MEASURES
- Appointment only
- Fewer appointments per day
- No waiting
- Longer gaps between clients
- Risk Assessment published
- Toilet cleaning regime visible
- Disposable/Single-use garments and towels only, with special treatment for donning/doffing/washable single-use items
- Disposable masks available to clients should the need arise
- ‘F.A.C.T.S.’ posters on display
- Hand sanitiser available at all points
- Full clean between every client and beg/end of day (full means floors, all surfaces, all hand-contact points, sinks, toilets etc in addition to usual machine, bed, accessories, etc)
- PPE – for me; the usual gloves but now also mask, visor and single-use apron. For clients; wearing of face covering as required for all indoor spaces
- 20-second handwashes and/or sanitising every 20 minutes
Electrolysis is used to permanently eradicate unwanted hair (All treatments using Elite Spectrum by Instantron and/or Apilus)
Price List (under review)
Up to 15 minutes…£20.00
Up to 30 minutes…£30.00
Up to 45 minutes…£38.00
Up to 60 minutes…£47.00
For larger areas of hair removal e.g. Legs, Chest, Back, Male beard, Arms, Armpits:
2 or more consecutive hours : £40 per hour
Electrolysis (Advanced Electrolysis) is also used to treat and remove superficial, benign skin lesions such as;
and many more- see ‘Treatments’ page for descriptions and images.
£45 for up to 15 minutes
£75 for up to 30 minutes
£125 for up to 1 hour
ELITE SPECTRUM/Apilus computerised skin treatment is used for soothing, electrical skin toning and relaxing “cataphoresis” post electrolysis.
BALLET one-piece probes are used for advanced procedures.
The ‘CHERRY TREE thread needle’ made by Laurier is used for the treatment of telangiectasia – commonly known as thread veins or dilated capillaries.
ORASCOPTIC loupes are used to appropriately magnify precise vision of target hairs.
Covid19 update: Face masks will be in use wherever possible
Choosing an Electrolysist can be difficult.
Whilst it is essential to look for a practitioner with the best credentials, it is also a good idea to check consumer hair removal web sites and forums to get some insider tips.
You could try:
Hairtell is an international forum for consumers and professionals to share information about hair removal in all its forms (electrolysis, laser, waxing, shaving, patented devices etc) It contains a wealth of knowledge.
Hairshoot Community Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/433337213406384/
The latter is a Facebook Community group by Cherry Tree and international colleagues & may be of help initially as we have many specialist electrolysists poised and ready to help with any queries posted. Our specialists (500+) are based all across the UK, Ireland, Europe, South America, the US, New Zealand, Canada and Australia.
Membership of the B.I.A.E. (British Institute and Association of Electrolysis) www.electrolysis.co.uk provides reassurance that you have found an Electrolysist who is a specialist, and who has successfully taken further practical and written exams to gain a Diploma in Remedial Electrolysis (D.R.E.) and membership of the Institute.
The specialist belonging to the BIAE is also obliged to undertake CPD (Continuing Professional Development) as expected in all professions.
June Adams at CherryTree is both a BIAE (Electrolysis.co.uk) member and examiner and a practicing Dermatology Nurse. (NMC -Nursing and Midwifery Council http://www.nmc.org – No. 81I2217E) – even more assurance that you are in professional hands.
My office is in the charming ‘Shore’ district of Leith and even closer to the main bus route (Henderson Street) from the City centre to Leith, Ocean Terminal and Newhaven
89 Giles Street
Covid Business Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday including some evenings, by appointment.
Telephone (please leave a message) or text 07814 783867
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use contact page.