The fast but gentle way to 100% permanent hair removal
Welcome To Our Apilus Treatments
The xCell sets a new standard in the field
The Apilus® xCell™ uses a 27.12 MHz ultrafast radio frequency. Since this frequency is up to 6 times faster than that of other hair removal devices, the Apilus® xCell™ focuses the energy more intensely at the base of the hair, producing permanent results much more quickly on all hair types.
The treatment also comes with an unparalleled level of comfort for permanent hair removal. In fact, the treatment is performed so quickly that the sensation is barely noticeable. Mere thousandths of a second are enough to eliminate unwanted hair! By offering such a high level of comfort, the Apilus® xCell™ has become the preferred solution for all body areas and types of clients, including the most sensitive ones!
See how Apilus® xCell™ treatment works
What is Electrolysis
Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal approved by the British Medical Association and the FDA. Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs from the face or body. Electrolysis destroys the growth centre of the hair with heat energy. Electrolysis is the only form of permanent hair removal approved by the British Medical Association. The permanent results of electrolysis are reputed worldwide for over 125 years.
What causes unwanted hair/ hirsutism?
Hirsutism is the growth of excessive hair and is caused by hormone changes usually associated with puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, poly cystic ovary syndrome, but medications, obesity and illness may also be a factor.
The two most common causes are hereditary factors and the ageing process. Glandular disturbances, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, obesity and anorexia nervosa. They stimulate the hormone necessary to grow excess hair. Electrolysis does not cure the causes of excess hair growth but eliminates the effects of the various causes.
How does Electrolysis work?
The Electrologist gently slides a fine disposable and sterilised one use probe approximately the diameter of the hair into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the unwanted hair. Once the probe is in place at the target area of the hair follicle, a current is released.
The current, a minute pulse of electrical energy, is released through the probe destroying the growth cells and preventing that follicle from producing another hair resulting in the permanent removal of the unwanted hair.
Which areas can be treated?
Most areas of unwanted hair may be treated successfully with electrolysis. The most commonly treated areas are cheeks, sides, upper lip, chin, neck, eyebrows, underarms, across the chest and breast as well as bikini line and legs. Electrolysis can be treated on all these areas successfully. Please speak to your Electrologist who will be able to establish a treatment plan to meet all your needs.
Who can have Electrolysis done?
Anybody who wants to remove any unwanted hair permanently is perfectly suited for this amazing treatment. It is an especially desirable solution to unwanted hair for those suffering from Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS), hirsutism, hypertrichosis, and those transitioning gender.
Electrolysis is effective on all skin types and hair colours including greys. There are no age restrictions or limits for those wishing to have electrolysis. We welcome clients from all gender and background.
How many sessions will it take?
The length of appointment and the number of treatments necessary will vary with each client. Many factors will determine how many treatments you will need, for example, ethnic background, hair texture, density, the area being treated and temporary methods previously used.
It is safe to say that an area will need to be treated a few times in order to PERMANENTLY remove all the unwanted hairs. Remember that electrolysis is a lifetime investment and is the only method of permanent hair removal approved by the BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
Is Electrolysis safe?
Stringent sterilisation and sanitation procedures apply at all times. Pure Aesthetics Clinic is fully licensed and registered with the Rotherham Borough Council to meet all your health and safety requirements.
A new sterile disposable needle is used on each client disposing of it in a puncture proof container after one use. Forceps are sterilised before and after each use to prevent any cross contamination.
How long does the treatment take?
This depends on many factors such as the size of area to be cleared, hair type, location and density of hair growth. Sessions may take between 15 minutes to two hours.
How many treatments will I need?
Each case is different, it depends on the hair growth, the area is being treated and how large that area is. We will be able to give you a clearer indication during consultation.
How does electrolysis work these days?
A worldwide unique design, the Apilus® xCell™ uses a 27.12 MHz ultrafast radio frequency. Since this frequency is up to 6 times faster than that of other hair removal devices, the Apilus® xCell™ focuses the energy more intensely at the base of the hair, producing permanent results much more quickly on all hair types.
Thanks to its 27.12 MHz ultrafast radio frequency and exclusive techniques, the Apilus® xCell™ offers an unparalleled level of comfort for permanent hair removal. In fact, the treatment is performed so quickly that the sensation is barely noticeable. Mere thousandths of a second are enough to eliminate unwanted hair! By offering such a high level of comfort, the Apilus® xCell™ has become the preferred solution for all body areas and types of clients, including the most sensitive ones!
Reappearing hair - does it really work?
Yes, it does! I see it over and over again but clients that give up after a few months sometimes stop treatments because they see hairs still coming and feel it cannot be working. Each square inch of skin contains several hundred hair follicles but only a certain amount of these follicles are in an active hair growth cycle. The remaining follicles can grow at any time depending on the hair growth cycle and the causes of excess hair in each individual. A few chin hairs that are plucked out daily can mean that they are actually 30 or more hairs taking turns to grow! The good news is that each area of the body has a set amount of hair follicles and once most or all of the active hair follicles are successfully treated the excess hair problem is basically completed.
What do you mean hair growth cycle?
Hair normally grows, sheds and then replaces itself. All hairs have differing cycles of growth and are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. Hair normally grows in a regular cycle and then naturally sheds and replaces itself.
- Anagen: Growing stage.
- Catagen: This is the transition period between growth and rest lower portions of the hair start to collapse and starts to detach from the papilla.
- Telogen: Detachs from the papilla and sheds.
- Exogen: Hair sheds and gives a chemical signal for new growth
- Dormant: This the time that the hair follicle sleeps, this usually las 3 – 12 month
- Terminal hair: Is the long, coarse, thick hairs that normally grow in the scalp, pubic, and armpit areas of men and women, and the face, chest, abdomen, upper arms, and upper thighs of men.
- Vellus hair: Is the soft, fine, usually short hairs that appear on the face, chest, and back of women, giving the impression of “hairless” skin. the body uses these hairs to help with the healing process and therefore should not be removed, however they can sometimes change to terminal hair where they start growing longer and thicker.
Is Electrolysis painful?
Electrolysis treatments are all about timing and intensity. Electrologists can choose between three different methods of treatment, each with its own variation of comfort levels but with the same comfort, effectiveness and permanency. The electrologist will consider your specific needs and design a treatment plan.
Another factor of comfort is the type of probe used. There are now a variety of probes to choose from: insulated, non-insulated, one-piece, two-piece, stainless steel, and gold-plated. The electrologist will determine the best option for your type of hair growth and skin, providing you with comfortable, quality treatments.
Can a pregnant woman receive electrolysis treatments?
Yes, although we do not recommend treatments during your first trimester.
Can hairs be removed from moles?
Yes, we may require written approval from your GP beforehand.
Isn’t laser faster and quicker?
Laser and IPL is often advertised as an alternative to electrolysis and is advertised as permanent, but they are very different methods. Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. Laser and IPL only destroys hair growth with colour present. White or transparent coarse hair which is impossible to remove by laser or IPL and then electrolysis is the only solution.
Do you treat male clients?
Yes, we have seen a big increase in men wanting electrolysis in recent years. Shaving large body areas several times a week can be tiresome for a guy and causes roughness and stubble. Spot, boils, raised rough patches and skin irritation are common problems that are associated with excessive hair. Electrolysis is the only safe permanent way to deal with excessive hair permanently.
Do you treat transexual/transgender clients?
Do I need to come for the consultation before electrolysis?
We need time to obtain a health on all new clients and also like to be sure that there is going to be no adverse reaction to the type of treatment we offer which include probe type and pre and after care, create a treatment plan for your individual needs.
Do I have to let the hairs grow out for treatment?
The hairs only need to be long enough to grasp with tweezers, which in some cases is as little as 24 hours growth. Hair can be shaved, cut or bleached between appointments.