About Electrolysis

Electrology was developed in 1875 by Dr Michael in St Louis, for the treatment of trichiasis (ingrowing eyelashes).

Electrolysis works by passing a small electric current along a sterile fine probe into the hair follicle. Where the root meets the dermal papilla a small amount of heat is created. This dehydrates the bulb and cauterises the blood supply at the papilla. If the hair is treated correctly it will come out of the follicle with the lower part of the root, dermal papilla and surrounding cells intact.

Each hair needs sufficient treatment to destroy the hair root so that it does not regenerate and produce another hair. At Somerset Electrolysis, we try out a range of modalities to find the fastest and most comfortable setting for each of our clients, but in general the higher the current used, the shorter the time needed to remove the hair permanently.

To succeed, electrolysis does require a regular commitment with appointments spread over one or two years (depending on the strength of the hairs to be eradicated), but this will result in permanent hair removal which will last for the rest of your life.

It is natural to want to try different epilation methods which may promise quicker and easier results than electrolysis but, despite the claims made for Laser and IPL, electrolysis is still the only reliable permanent hair removal method, a fact recognised by both the BMA in the UK and the FDA in the US.

Think of it as the difference between the latest fad diet promising massive weight loss, which is almost inevitably temporary and often leads to subsequent weight gain, versus committing to life style changes with plenty of exercise and healthy food which will positively affect your health and body for the rest of your life.

However at Somerset Electrolysiswe do understand that electrolysis may still not be for everyone. So we offer a free initial consultation and free sample treatment with no obligation.

To book an appointment, please contact us on 01749 988 250

For further information, or to book an appointment, please contact us on

01749 988 250

Please be reassured:

unlike other forms of hair removal, electrolysis is the only method which, with regular appointments, will result in permanent hair eradication, for the rest of your life


What They Say

Met Karyn and Rosie for the first time today. A great team, put me at ease immediately with a friendly, professional approach. The electrolysis went well with no adverse reaction and I will certainly be in contact with them again soon.


Such a lovely first appointment with Karyn and Rosie. They made me feel very welcome and comfortable. They are both very knowledgeable about electrolysis and skincare. I had a patch test done which was fine during treatment and afterwards. I look forward to my future treatments.


I have been having electrolysis for years and I couldn’t believe the difference when I went to Somerset Electrolysis, Karyn was really efficient and has virtually cleared my face, Rosie had a go at my thread veins that looked really awful and for the first time in years I go out in public without makeup. Thank you Karyn and Rosie for doing wonders for my self esteem, I can highly recommend you both.   Katie

Scared to deal with the problem?

What really genuine ladies.

I have been wanting to get my embarrassing facial hair dealt with for years but was too scared to go to a salon or anything.

Rosie and Karyn were so welcoming and understanding, I completely felt at ease and like i had finally found a solution to something that effects my life so much.

I know it will take some time to eradicate but it IS POSSIBLE!! I don’t know why I didn’t go earlier! If you are worried about embarrassing hair removal these are your girls to see!!

Very confidential and they have a treatment room in their home so no beauty salons to deal with!!!

Highly recommended 🙂

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