Message to electrologists and potential clients from Fiona Chester-Lawson, Clinical Electrologist, Pure Aesthetics clinic. E: [email protected] ,
W: https://pureaestheticsclinic.co.uk/ T: 01709
For further info, support and guidance visit: www.verity-pcos.org.uk
PCOS can affect 1 out of
every 10 women, many will go
undiagnosed. They may be encouraged by their GP to “just lose some weight”
when the issue is a genetically-caused hormone imbalance that results in
increased testosterone production.
It is extremely important you don’t try and diagnose a client with PCOS.
At consultation, the
electrologist will take a thorough health history. While electrologist cannot
diagnose, they do recognize what is not normal and look out for the following
signs: Is she overweight, having difficulties losing weight, have no or
irregular periods, excessive hair
covering the face, chest, and back.
These are classic symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) she may need referring by her GP to an endocrinologist for diagnosis.
PCOS is challenging for both the client and the Electrologist.
The client will want
reassurance the hair will be removed permanently and quickly. Give realistic
expectations. An electrologist can remove unwanted body and facial hair
permanently; this takes time and patience of both the client and the
One of the main challenges from an electrologist point of view is the client following aftercare and controlling hair growth between sessions.
You can shave, cut or use depilatory cream in between treatments if you allow the hair to grow in for 2-3 days before treatment.
long will it take for all the hairs to go?
At consultation explain the cycle of hair growth, the importance of remembering about the PCOS, emphasise Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal but it takes time and patience.
come 2-3 times a week for treatments?
Create a treatment plan
explaining cost, frequency of treatments and the possible sides of effects of
over threatening by compromising the skin.
Can you Guarantee I only need so many treatments?
We cannot offer guarantees
on how many treatments the client may need, as they have an endocrine disorder
that stimulates hair growth, but we can get clearance time.
Can I pluck between treatments?
Please do not wax, tweeze, thread or pluck as this causes
the hairs to become ingrown and by the increased blood flow to the area, may
stimulate hair growth
skin and hair colours be treated?
is safe and effective for all types and colours of skin and hair.Visit Verity’s very
helpful ‘Truth or Myth’ pages: https://www.verity-pcos.org.uk/pcos-myths.html