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At Nirvana we are very proud of the standard of Electrolysis we carry out. We use The Blend Method; needle epilation which produces excellent results, less discomfort and skin reaction are greatly reduced. The use of disposable needles and a high standard of hygiene and sterilization are always applied. A consultation and test patch treatment is recommended first, to ascertain skin sensitivity and reaction to treatment. Your therapist Kim Ruddenklau has been specially trained and has 30 years of experience.

Advanced Qualifications:

  • Electrolysis & Red Vein Removal, Trudy Fleming – Australia

  • Electrolysis & Red Vein Removal, Michael Bono – USA

  • Electrolysis & Red Vein Removal, Rita Roberts – England


Unwanted hair is a major concern for women of all ages and the idea of never having to wax, shave, epilate, bleach or pluck certain face or body parts ever again is extremely enticing. For those who seek complete and permanent hair removal on any part of the body, regardless of skin tone or hair colour, Nirvana recommends Electrolysis.

For over 100 years, electrolysis has been recognised as a safe, reliable method of treating all skin and hair types. Many new treatments for hair reduction or non-permanent hair removal have emerged over the years; electrolysis has remained the only treatment to achieve permanent and complete eradication of unwanted hair when performed by a skilled, experienced practitioner.

How does electrolysis work? 

Electrolysis involves the insertion of a very fine, disposable, sterile probe (the same diameter as the hair) into the hair follicle, which is a natural opening in the skin. A tiny amount of energy is then skilfully discharged into the hair follicle. The only sensation felt by the client is heat passing down the probe to the base of the follicle (this sensation varies according to the area being treated, previous method of hair removal, and hair & skin type along with client pain threshold). The follicle destruction is achieved by heat and a chemical reaction.

The first sign that electrolysis treatment is working is that the hair growth becomes softer, finer and lighter in colour. You will see and feel the difference throughout the course of treatment, so you do not have to wait until the end of your course to see a difference.

Following your Electrolysis Consultation, clients will be given aftercare instructions to adhere to in order to support the electrolysis treatment.

For general introduction to Electrolysis, please watch the You Tube clip below.

Electrolysis treatment can be adapted to suit each client’s skin, hair and pain threshold!

During a course of treatments there will be a constant, gradual decrease in the growth of the hair until it has all been permanently removed (a bit like watching a man go bald, e.g. 200 hairs reduce to 150 , 125, 100 etc. until there are no hairs left, as follicle destruction has been achieved). The number of treatments required will vary from person to person and will be discussed at the initial consultation.

Electrolysis can be used on any part of the body:

Common areas for woman are facial areas, (top lip, chin, neck, cheeks, eyebrows) breasts, abdomen, underarms, bikini line, legs, fingers and toes.

Facial hair is a monumental problem for any woman. Women experience facial hair for a number of reasons, which are well documented on the internet. Post puberty, menopause, PCOS, Cushing’s Syndrome, adrenal and thyroid disorders are major contributors to excess facial hair. Facial treatments are typically of short duration 30 minutes and require weekly treatments at the beginning.

Common areas for men are the upper arms, around the ears, top of the nose, eyebrows, top of the back, cheeks above the line of the beard, around the edges of the beard and any areas where ingrown hairs are causing problems.

  • Consultation and Patch Test; 30min – $45

  • 15 min – $30

  • 30 min – $50

  • 45 min – $75

  • 60 min – $90

A D V A N C E   E L E C T R O L Y S I S

Advanced Electrolysis to remove a variety of cosmetic skin blemishes; Skin Tags, Blood Spots, Red Thread Veins, Spider Veins, Milia and Warts.  Read more ...


How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments required will vary from person to person as each client will have a different density of hair growth (e.g. there may be 50 hairs or 500 hairs packed into a small area of skin tissue, whilst some clients will have less hair which is spaced out). This means that each treatment course will vary, and therefore no actual figure can be put on the number of treatments required, but you will quickly feel and see a difference giving you the confidence to continue with your treatment course. You will need to have regular appointments over a period of time (at least a year if not more) for most areas. Not all our hair is growing at the same time, and it can be quite a shock to find that those 3 or 4 hairs on your chin are actually 30 or more hairs ‘taking turns’ to grow! On top of this hair thickness, skin sensitivity and other factors affect how quickly each hair can be eliminated. Appointment times can vary from as little as 15 minutes to as much as 1 hour, depending on how large an area needs to be treated.

What does the skin look like following treatment?
Generally there is some mild redness and a little localised swelling immediately following electrolysis. This will disappear after an hour or so depending on the skin sensitivity and skin type. Generally the next day you skin will show no sign of treatment however occasionally there may be tiny reddish brown pinprick scabs especially on body areas or where hairs are distorted or ingrown. These scabs drop off naturally within a few days to a week depending on individual’s healing ability. If however you notice any unexpected after effects please make sure to mention them as sometimes it’s hard to tell how any one skin will react at first.

Will I be scarred?
If aftercare instructions are not followed there is a very small risk of temporary marking.

I know someone who had electrolysis and it didn’t work? 

Did they have regular treatment and stick with their treatment plan or give up after a few weeks? There are many reasons why someone might not have the best impression of electrolysis, usually because of poor treatment, practitioner has not performed electrolysis correctly.