Cherry Tree Electrolysis - Edinburgh based specialist Electrolysis

Choose electrolysis because…

Hello and welcome to Cherry Tree Electrolysis.


What I do is permanently remove hair.

I don’t have a fancy, slick salon-spa and I don’t charge fancy prices.

My philosophy is, TRICHOCIDE!”.

I care about your comfort and your skin and don’t want to do anything to put it at risk so I use up to date equipment (computerised “Instantron Elite Spectrum” epilator with “Flash” and “Microflash” modes; “Orascoptic” visual loupes; Hand made “Laurier” insulated needles).

You can have short, long or “marathon”sessions lasting from a couple of minutes to 6-hour days (with breaks – come on!)

Male, Female, Neither, Both, Transitioning, Undecided, Don’t care?

You may be a young woman with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) or the owner of wayward eyebrow hair, you may have inherited the normal, heavier hair growth pattern of your family (male or female) or be transitioning from male to female. You may of hair-sprouting age, have a hairy back or just hate hair. If you are getting ingrown hairs and boils from waxing, pigmented, scarred skin from plucking or want to ditch the routine and expense of shaving – all of these reasons for having electrolysis treatments and many more are commonly quoted.

Financial breaks are available from student discount and a multi hour rate to packages of 5 or 10 sessions. Please ask for details.

Your unwanted hair may be any where from the top of your head to the tips of your toes and all spots in between! I don’t discriminate. It can be blonde, fair, dark, grey, white or red – there are no colours that cannot be successfully treated by electrolysis.

Why choose electrolysis?

Choose electrolysis because it is the only method of hair removal allowed, by law, to be described as “permanent” (UK and US  Consumer Law)

Choose electrolysis because specialist electrolysists who are also BIAE (British Institute and Association of Electrolysis) members offer their dedicated services up and down the UK from the Shetland Isles to Cornwall including Northern Ireland and adding the Republic of Ireland. (

Choose electrolysis because you will want extremely close attention paid to each and every hair individually. One by one.

Choose electrolysis because you will not want “paroxysmal post laser hypertrichosis”.*

Choose electrolysis because the cost is comparable with the cost of LASER (but the hair is permanently removed)

Choose electrolysis because the sensation is comparable with LASER (and the hair is permanently removed)

*accelerated hair growth some months after laser treatments which occurs in a substantial no of cases.

See you soon,

June Adams

Who has electrolysis these days?

Based on my experience I am happy to say that all kinds of people have electrolysis.

Most of my clients have either heard about electrolysis from a friend or family member or they have researched permanent hair removal and/or blemish removal on-line.

Many come across the B.I.A.E. (British Institute and Association of Electrolysis; early in their searches and find Cherry Tree Electrolysis via the ‘find a member’ page.

Amongst female clients, peri and post menopausal hormone changes often bring about a completely new growth of hairs around the face and neck or worsening of a pattern that already existed.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (P.C.O.S.) and Hypothyroidism are another 2 common reasons for unwanted hair amongst women. P.C.O.S. can be from as early as 8 years old, although electrolysis is unlikely to be sought until around 16 years of age.

Younger women commonly want the hairs that grow on their breasts treated as well as those on the lower abdomen, axilla and bikini areas.

The scalp hairline is quite a common area to cause concern either from a hereditary cause or from P.C.O.S. again. Often it’s the hairs that extend down onto the side of the face from the ‘sideburn’ area that are distressing or it may be a ‘widow’s peak’ type of hairline.

Fingers and toes, wrists and arms are often treated with some people (men and women) deciding to go for legs too. The larger areas require more of a time commitment per session but the same over-all determination to repeat the process 3 or 4 times for permanent clearance.

Often, younger men and women want the interbrow area cleared and sometimes permanent brow-shaping and, for men, beard sculpting.

The nape of the neck is a common request for men as are the ears. Both the lobes and the cartilaginous parts of the ears can be treated albeit, the activation of follicles in the ears as years go by tends to mean that more hairs keep appearing, never-the-less, they can be kept to a minimum. The same applies to nasal hairs.

That’s a small selection of the hair removal cases I typically see. For Advanced or Surgical Electrolysis the most common request is for telangiectasia or dilated capillaries. Skin tags are also very common. Seborrhoeic Keratoses are also very commonly presented and Campbell de Morgans spots or Cherry Angioma also sit at the top of the list. Milia and Sebaceous Hyperplasia are frequently treated too.

A wide variety of types of people, ages, both sexes and all sorts of skin anomalies come through my door as you can see. Nobody needs to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed to see an electrolysist – we all have skin and it’s our biggest organ. It’s how we present ourselves to the world and, understandably it concerns us when it doesn’t behave as we would like.

See you again soon,




The Cherry Tree ‘Thread Needle’

About to be seen for the first time at the BIAE (British Institute and Association of Electrolysis) AGM in London on Sunday the 6th of April 2014.

The Cherry Tree Thread Needle is for the treatment of telangiectasia or thread veins.

They have been made for Cherry Tree by Laurier Instruments under specifications from specialist electrolysists around the world. Wanting to provide the best possible treatments to our clients, specialist electrolysists particularly appreciate this kind of dream collaboration from manufacturers. The delicate work we do requires precision equipment and this is what we get from Laurier.

Telangiectasia or thread veins, also known as broken capillaries can spoil an otherwise clear complexion, especially around the nose and cheek areas. The cause is, as yet unknown but they are often associated with Rosacea (see ‘Fact Sheets’ page). With electrolysis these can be very quickly and easily treated under topical local anaesthetic if required. The success rate is around 80% with Blend electrolysis. Immediately after treatment the area will be a little red, gradually returning to normal in around 10 days. Mineral concealer may be applied during healing.

The cost at Cherry Tree starts at £45 for 15 minutes treatment time. A medical style consultation will be carried out to ensure that there are no contra-indications to treatment in each case.