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;www.electrolysis.co.uk) 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,