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It seems hard to believe that the very first electrolysis treatment was carried out to treat in-growing eyelashes way back in 1869. Electrolysis continued to innovate with the introduction of diathermy and later blend methods and has been clinically-proven as the only method of permanent hair removal.

In 1982, Sterex revolutionised electrolysis when we invented the first ever sterile single-use electrolysis needles. Since then, the Sterex name has become synonymous with quality and innovation in electrolysis.

Today, we offer a comprehensive range of one-piece and two-piece needles; epilators across all modalities; and must-have pre-treatment solutions and aftercare products.

Sterex is also world-renowned as a leader and pioneer of electrolysis training and education. We also work in partnership with dentists, podiatrists, medical aestheticians and beauty salons to provide electrolysis hair and blemish removal treatments..

What we do

Ops Team

Laurie Cartmell

Managing Director

Christopher Cartmell

Director of Operations

Christine Hughes

Director of Training and HR


Quality, customer care and education is what Sterex is known for and we are proud to be highly respected for both our extensive manufacturing product portfolio and all-embracing training offering.

Sterex needle quality: Sterex have ISO 13485:2016 demonstrating conformity to an accredited medical device quality management system. Sterex needles are classed by the MHRA and the FDA as a medical device


Excellent course. The best I have attended in a long time and your materials will be referred to constantly and be reassuring.  Thank you to your team. I was really pleased that trainers did not sign off competency until they felt we had mastered techniques.....

Maureen Beirne, ACP

Really loved the course, always as good as expectations! Thank you.  I feel very confident and look forward to marketing this and starting this ‘journey’ I think this 2 days course is perfect and would definitely recommend this training to others. Janet Dale Evans , Transgender Training

Janet Dale Evans, Transgender Training
174 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2AP