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)
Further, further update – 11/08/2020
Story so far;
Scot. Gov. (but not Westminster) allows beauty to resume including ‘close contact’ and ‘high risk zone’ (HRZ) – faces in other words, from 22/7. Westminster allows return to work but forbids HRZ.
UK wide, the industry decides to wait for UK further easing date of 1/8 for ‘high risk zone’ (HRZ)
Boris recinds the ‘further easing’ allowing faces (HRZ) on 1/8. Now to be reviewed on 15/8;
The detail in Scot Gov’s go-ahead to beauty industry in treating HRZ includes ‘the ability to work from the side’;
The idea of that is presumably so that client and therapist aren’t actually breathing zone to breathing zone.
I had a practice wearing all my ppe and negotiating client’s mask-wearing too (on a member of my ‘bubble’!), and I don’t feel that this is practical nor indeed safe – not in the case of electrolysis treatments to the central chin, mouth and neck area anyway. I can’t do it without getting the client to turn towards me.
It is possible to be safe from behind the client so eyebrows can be treated and body areas can also be treated with safety measures in place.
I am taking bookings from the 8th September onwards and the first 2 weeks are taken up with all those who had appointments cancelled; thereafter clients who have been in touch since lockdown and after that (30th September onwards), new and other rebooking clients.
These dates are, I’m afraid, subject to change simply because I am choosing to follow the approach with the most caution i.e. the Westminster instructions at the present time.
If it firmly appears that Scotland is not at risk in the same way as England in terms of isolated or wider outbreaks, then I may switch to following the Holyrood instructions.
Fewer clients will be booked in per day as I get used to new PPE and carry out the cleaning required between sessions.
When you attend you will be asked to sign a ‘disclaimer’ confirming that you have not travelled to a Covid 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 or contacts have had these either and that you have not been asked to self isolate by a public health team member.
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)
Hand sanitiser is available at both main doors.
The waiting room will not be available. (but toilets are)
You will be asked to sanitise hands when you enter treatment room. You will be asked to sign a Covid disclaimer.
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 weird and also pretty great (at times) Spring/Summer. But! we have to minimise talking during treatments to reduce respiratory spray.
I have updated my Facebook page as well but if you need to contact me please do so in the usual way.
Thank you for reading,
Prices are being reviewed!! Sorry!
Electrolysis is used to permanently eradicate unwanted hair (All treatments using Elite Spectrum by Instantron and/or Apilus)
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
Tuesday 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.