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The Technologies
  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL²)
  • LHE Photoepilation
  • Digital Electrolysis
  • Many Lasers and Intense Pulse Light Systems treat and remove unwanted hair in the same way. Energy is produced in the form of a very powerful light and this is applied to the surface of the skin. The pigment in the hair absorbs this light which is transmitted to the root of the hair. As light is absorbed this powerful energy is converted to heat which damages the point at which new hair cells are produced.

    It is important to understand that the hair must be attached to the root in order to achieve this and therefore only hair which is growing is affected.

    The amount of hair growing at any one time varies depending on the area to be treated which is why you will need more than one session.

    Dark hair is treated more easily than light hair as is lighter skin but we do have a number of systems and are therefore able to offer you a treatment profile based upon your hair and skin type.

    We also offer the very latest and most up-to-date treatments available in the world today using digital electrolysis. Although each hair is treated individually the follicle is destroyed whatever the colour of the skin or hair and whatever stage the hair growth cycle is.

    For more than 100 years, the only recognised method of truly permanent hair removal has been electrolysis. With this technique, a fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle and low intensity electric current is applied. This treatment is called galvanic electrolysis and produces an ion exchange in the follicle. This reaction creates a chemical, Sodium Hydroxide which effectively dissolves and destroys the root. A later method was developed called Diathermy which produces heat which also destroyed the root. Blend electrolysis is a combination of the two, first heat which increases the effect of the ion exchange created by the galvanic action. The problem with these methods is that, although effective in destroying the root of the hair, they are time consuming, painful and can damage the surrounding tissue resulting in what is referred to as "orange peel skin".

    Whilst this basic technique is still in use today, the creators of Apilus® were convinced that electrolysis could be much more efficient and comfortable if this established therapy could be integrated with modern technologies. They perfected a computer assisted system that concentrates and controls the electric current so that only the germinative cells are destroyed. These developments also allowed much more use of insulated probes further ensuring that the treatment remained highly selective whatever the profile of the client, anatomical area or follicle state.

    Some systems offer Permanent Hair Reduction whilst others only Long-term Reduction. At TransGirl we use systems which are clinically proven to give Permanent Reduction.

    The Systems
  • Ellipse®
  • SkinStation®
  • Apilus®
  • We would be happy to advise you on any aspect of our treatments, please feel free to contact us on our local rate helpline 0845 086 2101. We would like to assure you that this does not commit you to any service o treatment as we believe that the only way you can get the best treatment is by having the right information about what is best for you.



    We would like to express our thanks to Thermolase, Ellipse Intense Pulsed Light, DDD (Denmark), Enhance Technology plc, House of Famuir Ltd, Dectro International for their help and assistance in providing the above information.