Slide is very welcoming and makes you feel very comfortable. She went over all the paper work with me and everything was well organized and clear. I never waited for my appointments, and they always started and ended on time. The facility is very clean and neat – I enjoyed my appointments there and would highly recommend Total Beauty Care by Silde to anyone looking to get lazer hair removal treatments done.
Laura – 18/04/2012
My experience at Silde’s has been truly fantastic. I started laser hair removal treatment over 8 months ago, and I’ve had great results since. I’m nearing the end of my course of hair removal treatments, and I can’t wait to sign up for more of Silde’s services. Silde is such a pleasure, and is always professional and welcoming. She is always able to accomodate my schedule, and the appointments have always been on time. The procedure itself can be painful, but Silde ensures that I am as comfortable as possible. I’ve recommended Silde’s services to my family and friends, and I recommend her services to anyone else who is looking!
Stephanie – 22/03/2012
“I spent over 10 years fighting the excessive facial hair I had on my chin and neck. I was embarrassed by this hair and it made me very self conscience. When I finally accepted the fact that I was going to have to do something permanent to deal with it, I spent hours on the Internet researching the permanent hair removal options available. Electrolysis turned out to be the only real option as it’s the only technique that can promise permanent hair removal. I looked into Laser Hair Removal but it could only promise a reduction in hair growth and only really works on fair-haired people with dark hair, which is a combination I didn’t have.
I was very lucky when I started my search for an esthetician that was experienced in electrolysis. I opened the Yellow Pages and found Silde’s advertisement and checked out her website. I liked that she had 20 years experience, as all the articles I read advised that an experienced person was the most important thing to look for. Calling Silde and setting up a consultation was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. She made me feel very comfortable and was supportive and extremely educated about electrolysis. I knew after the consultation that I had found the right person. She had all the facts about using electrolysis as a permanent method of hair removal and made sure I understood that electrolysis treatments need to be catered to the specific needs of each client.
As each person has different hair, skin and tolerance to discomfort there is no one standard treatment length. The most important thing to know about electrolysis treatments is that you have to be committed. It’s not good enough to do just enough to see results, as the permanent results come from sustained treatments over a period of time, and trust me, it’s definitely worth the commitment!
The following is my personal experience. I hope it assists you in deciding if electrolysis is the right treatment for you.
I decided to start my electrolysis treatments on a 1 week vacation as I couldn’t stand the thought of letting the hair grow in around my co-workers or friends. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be very long, only long enough to grab with a pair of tweezers. Silde explained to me that the 1st step is to ‘clear’ the area of all the hair. For me this 1st step took 3 sessions for a total of 5 hours. At the end of the 3rd session my chin and neck were smooth and free of the dark course hairs that had haunted me for over a decade. It was also the last time I felt self conscience about my facial hair as when the hairs started to grow back in there were a lot less of them and they were much finer!
The 2nd part of electrolysis treatments is the regular appointments to treat the hairs that grow in. A fact to be aware of is that all of our hair is in a growth cycle and not all of it is above skin level at the same time. What this means is that not all hairs get treated at the same time. Each time a hair is treated it is weakened and eventually it is permanently destroyed. For me, I kept a regular weekly appointment with Silde at the same time each week, which made it part of my regular routine. My 4th and 5th sessions were both an hour long and the next 15 sessions averaged 30 minutes each. After that, there were 15 more sessions that averaged 15 minutes each.
As results vary from person to person there is no set time period to achieve permanent hair removal through electrolysis. For me it was only 9 months, although the results after the 1st ‘clearing’ were enough for me to be completely committed to these treatments! It could have been done much faster, however Silde never let the treatments become too uncomfortable, as I don’t have a high tolerance to pain.
Electrolysis treatments can be a little uncomfortable at times, but it’s definitely worth the dramatic results. I also never experienced or had to worry about infection or scarring as Silde’s treatment area is spotless and she is meticulous about ensuring a sterile treatment. She only uses new needles and disposes of them after each treatment. She wears latex gloves and is extremely careful about disinfecting the skin before treatment and applying a healing balm after treatment.
In total I had a little less than 20 hours of treatment and to ensure I made it a priority I bought my hours in blocks of 10 and 5 hours. I considered these treatments a gift to myself and I’m extremely happy with the results.
I would recommend Silde without hesitation to anyone considering electrolysis. She is very experienced and the results are great! Although my electrolysis treatments are finished I still go to Silde for hair cuts, eyebrow shaping and facials. She is extremely talented and her prices are very reasonable. I hope that if you are thinking about electrolysis that you will book a consultation with Silde to determine if this treatment is the best one for you. It certainly was for me!”
Catherine, customer 26/7/2004