I have to dispel the myth about Electrolysis treatment…
You do NOT have to endure hours upon hours of painful Electrolysis treatment to be permanently hair-free.
Pain-free Electrolysis depends solely on the skill of the operator, including speed, technique, the client’s comfort level, and trust.
It can be difficult to find a good professional; nevertheless, choosing an Electrologist is just like choosing a Physician, and the more you know and trust your Doctor, the more comfortable you will be.
The term Electrolysis, simply means electro-epilation, but the Electrologist uses three different methods or modalities to rid you of hair.
That decision about which method to use on you comes out of the Electrologist’s experience and is based on their results they have seen in their career.
As a Licensed Electrologist for over 20 years, I have seen it all, and worked on many difficult cases, such as:
(1) Hormonal imbalances such as PCOS (Polysistic Ovary Syndrome) which causes "male-pattern" hair growth in females.
Very stubborn/coarse hairs appearing on the chin, and neck-sometimes on the chest coupled with acne.
This hair lies so low in the subcutaneous layer and requires a significant amount of destruction to the lower 2/3 of the follicle in order to destroy the dermal papilla requiring more than a single insertion to complete the process.
(2) Transgender and Transitioning patients prior to SRS, and the most delicate skin conditions like
(3) Rosacea- a skin condition that causes swelling, redness and tender skin. I have successfully treated every client with care but without pain.
I have also removed hair from every body part including toes, and knuckles (which have shallow lying hair without deep routed follicles so treatment can be quite painful because they lack extra fatty tissue in the surrounding areas).
However, I have successfully treated these areas PAIN-FREE.
Electrolysis targets the lower portion of the hair follicle and damages the "Dermal Papilla" containing capillaries that nourish the hair.
By properly inserting a probe down the full depth of the follicle where a reaction occurs – by either a chemical or heating pattern or a combination of both – the blood supply is cut off, and the hair is released.
However, hair grows in cycles, so the Electrologist will put you on a necessary schedule in order to treat your hair at the most optimum time while the hair is in an active growth cycle.
The active cycle is when the professional can insert a probe down to the lowest point and do the most damage in the follicle.
It is at this point that the sensation of the current is almost un-detectible and therefor very comfortable.
For example, Galvanic (electrochemical) treatment is NOT recommended for pregnant women because of unknown risks to the fetus, involving a negative and positive electrode.
Besides which, Galvanic is too caustic for fine hair, which lie close to the surface of the skin.
However, Galvanic, or Blend modalities are strongly recommended for coarse, dark, thick hair, because of the amount of (Lye) produced.
In my practice I also use Multi-Needle electrolysis which is strictly Galvanic which utilizes 16 needles at the same time and is very effective.
Still, all of this information will not matter if the client doesn’t feel comfortable with the Electrologist.
Trusting in your Electrologst is key to establishing a mutually respectful relationship.
I know this sounds unrealistic, but an Electrolysis treatment can be so pleasant that one could actually relax enough to go to sleep.
However it is possible and I have a long list of clientele who will gladly vouch for my approach.
Regardless of which body part I am treating, I guarantee that you will remain comfortable, relaxed and will ultimately be hair-free.
Call me today to make an appointment and to acquire some significant savings on special deals.
After graduating from the Berkowitz School of Electrolysis where she worked mainly on the Transgender population, she moved to the Washington DC Metropolitan area and enrolled at the Baltimore International Skin Care Institute to pursue an advanced program in Electrolysis.
Upon completion of her training, she obtained her license through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and worked alongside the founder of the Institute, Anne O'Brien.
She later founded her own spa/permanent hair removal practice and developed a busy Electrolysis practice serving some of the most elite clients in Washington DC, in addition to helping a loyal following of Transgender and transitioning patients become permanently hair free, the PAIN-FREE way.