Cherry Tree Electrolysis - Edinburgh based specialist Electrolysis

Anaphylaxis and Basic Life Support annual update

I joined colleagues from the BACN (British Association of Cosmetic Nurses) for this 4 hour update which was held in Glasgow.

First Aid Scotland provided the course along with refreshments. Each attendee receives a certificate of attendance which counts as professional CPD.

A  brief summary of what we learned:

  • ANAPHYLAXIS is a life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction
  • SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: itching, urticaria, blotchiness/hives, swelling of facial features and mucous membranes, yawning, confusion, airway restriction and blockage, loss of consciousness, cardiac arrest.
  • Victims may have an ADRENALINE pen with them or in their home – help them to use it
  • Call emergency services and tell them “ANAPHYLAXIS”
  • If semi or unconscious, place in recovery position and monitor breathing  MAKE SURE EMERGENCY SERVICES HAVE BEEN CALLED
  • If breathing stops, start chest compressions and, if able, give rescue breaths in a ratio of 2 breaths to 30 chest compressions.



Major product launch

LAURIER  Insulated, Bulbous Probes (I.B.P.)

The prestigious Laurier IBP is now available in the U.K., right here at CherryTree electrolysis.

All the sizes, All the tips and all the types:

The  Laurier Tapered (non-insulated) probes;

The Laurier Insulated, Bulbous Probes;

The Short, Medium and Long lengths;

The Kelly Tips;

All at a great price and with the quickest possible lead time.


No minimum order.

Available in packs of 12. (Insulated, bulbous probes) and 50 (tapered probes).

I take care of the import duty and the Post Office handling-no hidden costs or inconvenience.

P+P at cost.

I am a passionate, specialist electrolysist and I decided to use these probes myself, for ALL my clients as I realised the advantages for comfort and skin preservation.

However, there were difficulties ordering and shipping the probes- I saw that the solution was to import and distribute them myself so with the kind permission and support of Mike Roy, the maker I started the process of becoming the UK and Europe supplier.

I’m proud and excited to be able to help other specialist electrolysists get to know these lovely probes and pass on the benefits to their very dear clients.   June




ABC of Motivational Interview Technique for Acheiving Behaviour Change

Research from Pennsylvania, USA has shown that Motivational Interviewing techniques can be used by Dermatologists to enhance their patient-questioning so as to engage the patient in the process that can result in behaviour change.

The small study (8 participants)was published as a research letter dated 15.08.2011 in the Archives of Dermatology.
The lead author is Kimberley Mallett PhD of the Prevention Research Centre, Dept. of Biobehavioural Health, Pennsylvania State University.
Actual behaviour change was not looked at but this study highlights the fact (shown by previous research) that education alone does not result in behaviour change.

The 6 components of the ABC or ‘Addressing Behaviour Change’ protocol are:

*Assess the patient’s UV risk
*Assess the patient’s use of Sun Protection
*Assess obstacles to the patient’s use of Sun Protection
*Facilitate removal of the obstacles
*Assess other methods of Sun Protection
*Summarise patient’s Motivations and Ideas for improved Sun Protection use.

This is a simple tool but if used consistently and taken seriously could provide a window of opportunity to engage people with their own personal behaviours and attitudes to danger from the sun.


CherryTree Customer Satisfaction Survey: Results


Dear Customer,

Thank you for recently completing my Customer Satisfaction Survey. The results are as follows:

• You have given me a score of 458 out of a possible 480 for hair removal

• You have given me a score of 283 out of a possible 300 for Surgical Electrolysis

• 5 out of 26 say they have a blemish they are considering getting treatment for.

• 7 out of 26 have areas they would like to have treated by LASER/IPL

• The areas most commonly mentioned are the chin and upper lip, followed by the eye brows, arm pits, tummy and bikini line

• Asked who they would seek advice from, 3 people said me, 3 said The Web, 5 said Doctor, 10 said Beautician

• EVERYONE said they would be comfortable referring a friend or relative to CherryTree!

• One person was put off by CherryTree being situated in the domestic setting

• Of the prices suggested for hair removal, 3 respondents said they would like to pay less than the current price, 3 said they are happy with the current price and 9 said they would pay more

• Of the prices suggested for Surgical Procedures, 4 people would like to pay less than the current cost, 1 person said the current price was satisfactory and 4 said they would happily pay more.

• CherryTree’s Web site scored 232 out of a possible 240

• Some constructive and welcome suggestions were made on the web site layout and design. I am now working with Andrew at Scotlight, Innerleithen ( to make it even better

• One suggestion was that a follow-up appointment would be welcome after Surgical Procedures and I think this is a very good idea so I will offer this in future

• Finally, Please accept this offer of 10% discount on your next treatment whether for hair removal or Surgical Procedures within the next 6 weeks as a thank you for your valuable response

Skin Care Campaign Scotland

The Skin Care Campaign, Scotland is a charity which exists mainly to represent the interests of Dermatology patient-support groups at a political level.
They are experts at gaining the attention of MSP’s. They also strive to educate the public and raise awareness of important Dermatology issues. I recently attended one of their board meetings as a representative of the B.A.S.C. The British Association of Skin Camouflage. A lovely body of people including 2 Dermatology Consultants (retired)and an Expert Patient, I will keep attending these meetings and learn as much as i can as well as offering the views of the B.A.S.C.

Useful Web Site This is the official site of the British Association of Dermatologists and has plenty of helpful information in its pages.

Change of Premises
If you are a regular visitor to CherryTree you will know that Phil and I are selling Abbotsneuk. We shall be staying in or very near Peebles and I hope that the move will not entail any break in services. As long as I have a place for my machine and a couch, business can go on! I am hoping that our house move will enable me to invest a bit in CherryTree so I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to tell me what services you would like to see added to my repertoire. I am thinking of Laser/IPL(for hair removal, tattoo removal,Skin Rejuvination, Thread Veins) Skin Consultancy/Analysis,- Can you add anything that you might like to see? Would you like me to stock quality skin products for retail? I’m a good listener – tell me what you would like either via the web site or by filling in a survey. Thank You in advance.

Client Satisfaction Survey
I will be sending these out soon and I hope to receive lots of feedback, constructive criticism as well as praise.

Dermatology Nurses’ Conference and BIAE AGM
Both of these events were worth while and stimulating. I am very glad to have been there.