How it works



How it works


Electrolysis works by passing a small current through a probe into the hair follicle.

A direct current is galvanic electrolysis and causes an electrochemical reaction within the hair follicle to destroy the hair shaft. Thermolysis or Diathermy use alternating current or high frequency current to cause heating at the end of the probe.

Rather than piercing the skin, a very fine sterile probe is inserted to slide down beside the shaft of the hair and pass a small electric current into the hair follicle where the root meets the dermal papilla. The small amount of heat created (which feels like a tingle) dehydrates the bulb and cauterises the blood supply at the papilla preventing/hampering regrowth

At Somerset Electrolysis we use the Apilus® Platinum™ Pure”, employing an ultrarapid 27MHz frequency which is twice as fast as any other epilator. The hair removal modes achieved with this frequency are faster than the brain can register, and are able to specifically target and coagulate the cells responsible for hair growth, offering an effectiveness and comfort not previously available in permanent hair removal.

Depending on the client’s skin and hair type, we use Synchro™, PicoFlash™ and MultiPlex™ for thermolysis, and PicoBlend™, OmniBlend™, MultiBlend™ and Blend for combined currents

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 🙂

 I suffer from Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) .”

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