If you are someone who wishes to align your body with your gender, electrolysis can be a significant aid in helping get rid of unwanted facial and body hair.

Once you have made your decision, electrolysis should be started as soon as possible since it will take around 2 years to completely remove a strong male beard. During this period the beard will become lighter and the complexion will improve, but the changes will be subtle enough not to be obvious to colleagues, friends or family who may not yet be aware of your choice to realign.

During the initial consultation, you and your electrologist will discuss your hopes and expections to agree what is practical both socially and financially, in order to plan the best hair removal programme tailored to your requirements.

Usually, electrolysis on facial hair is the first phase in the treatment plan. HRT will help reduce body hair, but does little to reduce facial hair, particularly a stubborn beard, despite thinning the skin and making it more sensitive. In undertaking HRT many clients are already keen to appear as their true selves and do not want to be embarrassed by the giveaway of stubble. Therefore electrolysis on the upper lip, chin, cheeks, neck and eyebrows is the preferred first stage.

Currently GIC (the West of England Gender Identity Clinic) will only prescribe hormones to those who have committed to the Real Life Test (RLT). Starting electrolysis before your first GIC appointment is a good way to demonstrate this commitment.

However, for those who are transitioning, conventional beauty salons can prove a daunting experience, particularly if you are already undertaking the RLT or going ‘en femme’. At Somerset Electrolysis we understand entirely what you are going through and provide a discreet location with off-street parking so you are assured complete confidentiality and privacy.

Electrolysis treatments are individually affordable but do require a commitment to regular appointments to achieve the permanent hair removal desired. We are happy to offer “10 appointment deals” at a discount to help with costs, and after a period of time it will be possible to reduce both the length and frequency of appointments.

For further information please see ‘Areas to be Treated’ and ‘FAQs

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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