Nicolsons Electrolysis

Electrolysis was first invented in 1875 and is still the only medically and scientifically proven way to remove hair



Electrolysis works on any skin and hair type. It is still the only 100% guaranteed method to remove unwanted hair. The process involves the insertion of a very fine needle into the hair follicle, the application of a small amount of current to cauterize the lower portion of the hair follicle, and then the removal of the hair. It is a very precise procedure, requiring extreme accuracy to achieve 100% permanent results.

Electrolysis is the only  100% guaranteed permanent hair removal method

It is 100% permanent, suitable for all skin and hair types, safe when performed by a qualified and skilled operator, and cost effective in comparison with temporary hair removal methods.

When seeking quality electrolysis, the skill and experience of the operator is paramount.  In recent times, we have been fortunate to have some rapid improvements to electrolysis technology which have served to make the process faster and gentler.


Different methods:

When researching electrolysis people often come across debates and opinions on which method and which machine might be best. All professional electrolysis machines work, as do all the methods (Thermolysis, The Blend, or Multi-needle Galvanic).

I have used many different machines and have worked with all 3 different modalities (Thermolysis, Blend and Multi-needle Galvanic) in the past. 


Electrolysis: The Apilus and Laurier difference

Why I like working with an Apilus machine

The machine I use now is the Apilus, it’s the most modern electrolysis machine and when it came onto the market it provided a major breakthrough in how we can perform treatments. The Apilus by Dectro is fully computerised with a vast array of different settings allowing for very fast pulses of high intensity current to be directed exactly where we want it to go. Different clients will find certain settings more comfortable than others so I love having such a range to work with. To top it off, we are not compromising on effectiveness at all. The Apilus is fast and high powered, and gentler than other machines.

At Nicolsons Electrolysis the most up-to-date machinery is used in order to provide further comfort and to produce faster results

In recent years, a Canadian company, Dectro International, have integrated advanced computerised technology to create the Apilus electrolysis machine. This technology allows the electrologist to work faster, with greater destruction of the hair root in the one treatment, less sensation for the client and less irritation to the skin immediately after the treatment.


Why I like working with Laurier Needles

At Nicolsons Electrolysis, the advanced technology of the Apilus machine is coupled with the use of the best electrolysis needle on the market, the Laurier Probe. The Laurier probe is handcrafted with the best quality metals. The design of each type of probe has been planned in great detail, with the intention of providing the best possible destruction of the target (the base of the hair follicle), and minimal transfer of heat to the skin surface. This combination provides the fastest, most comfortable and effective electrolysis treatment to date

Laurier have been producing electrolysis needles since 1970. Laurier probes are specially designed to be very effective at destroying the hair follicle yet protecting the upper layers of the skin surface, reducing sensation during treatment. For more information, have a look at their website:

Nicolsons Electrolysis exclusively uses Laurier Probes to provide the optimum treatment every time.


Hair growth cycles

In order to be able to treat a hair follicle, the electrologist requires a hair to be actively growing. This allows the follicle to be identified and for the probe to be correctly inserted into the follicle. Hence, it is necessary to wait for all growth cycles to appear. This often takes several months. Most areas take between 12 to 18 months from start to finish with electrolysis.

Every individual is different and each area is different in rate of growth and frequency of growth cycles. If you have been removing the hair by tweezing, waxing or threading you have interrupted the natural growth cycle and this will need to be taken into consideration when creating a treatment plan. If you have had laser hair reduction in the area within the last 12 months you may expect sporadic growths of hair to grow through (laser can “shock” the follicle into the resting phase for a longer period of time than would normally be seen).



The good news is that for most areas the majority of the hair will grow through within the first 3 to 6 months. You will therefore most likely need longer and more frequent sessions at the beginning of your treatment, and this tapers off to infrequent, short sessions in the end.

During the initial consultation, Katherine will gather a history of the types of methods used for hair removal in the past, will assess your skin and hair, and discuss your options in regards to a treatment plan.

The plan will also be designed to fit around lifestyle and budget

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