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Electrolysis with Catherine

Catherine Amesbury – Clinical Specialist

Catherine has an impressive 38 years’ experience and specialises in the successful treatment of electrolysis. Originally trained as a nurse, Catherine went on to study beauty therapy, choosing to focus on the clinical side of the industry. Her medical background has led to her receiving many medical referrals  and she has become a ‘go to’ practitioner in Bristol, treating clients for a wide range of conditions.


Electrolysis is a permanent method of removing undesired hair from the face or body. Today’s medical electrolysis uses a diathermy current to destroy the growth centre of the hair with heat energy. A very fine sterile disposable needle is inserted into the hair follicle, a short current is applied, and the hair is removed with tweezers. If the hair is strong, it needs to be weakened with repeat regular treatment and the total number of sessions required to remove hair permanently from an area varies from person to person.  Initially, most clients return once a week (or every other week) but as the hair weakens, the  number of treatments required become less. Once the series of treatments is complete, the unwanted hair is  gone forever.

Each session lasts 10 to 15 minutes and there are generally no permanent side effects (however occasionally  a temporary, slight reddening of the skin may occur). Most areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis but particularly:
Face (including the upper lip)
Chin, neck and eyebrows
Abdomen, nipples and bikini line.

Consultation FREE
One 15-minute session £25.00

Specialist Permanent Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a little bit like warts. They are very common and harmless  and usually a few millimetres in size, although can be as big as 5cm. They are often found on the neck, in the armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts but can also grow on the eyelids or under the folds of the buttocks. Anyone can develop skin tags; it is thought they grow where skin rubs against skin or clothing  and they are particularly common in older people. Skin tags are harmless and do not usually cause pain or discomfort, however, you may want to consider getting them removed if they are unsightly and affect your self-esteem, or if they snag on clothing or jewellery and bleed.

Using the same diathermy machine as for electrolysis with a sterile disposable needle, the skin tag is quickly and permanently cauterised using the tip of the needle and removed.  This procedure is surprisingly painless.

Consultation FREE
Test patch £25.00
Per treatment

Permanent Removal of Red/Thread Veins

Using the same diathermy machine as for electrolysis with a sterile disposable needle, the diathermy current is applied along the surface of the vein penetrating the tissue to approximately 0.5mm – 2mm, without having any adverse effect. The thread vein is cauterised and immediately disappears. The exact causes of thread veins are not known but along with hereditary factors it is thought heat, sun damage, alcohol and hormonal changes also act as triggers.  Laser treatment is not particularly beneficial for many face veins, especially those located around the nose and Catherine  often spends time correcting the problems caused by laser treatment.

Consultation FREE
Test patch £25.00
Per treatment

Ear Piercing

A professional ear piercing service offered to all ages (children under the age of 16 require parental consent)

Both ears (including stud) £35.00
One ear (including stud) £25.00

To book or for more information:

Call Catherine: 07855 758 773 |

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