• Electrology originated in 1875 when ophthalmologist Dr. Charles Michel successfully accomplished permanent removal of inverted eyelashes by applying electric current to render the follicle incapable of producing hair. He shared his discovery with a colleague who specialized in dermatology, William Hardaway, MD, who expanded applications for the procedure.

      Through advancements and refinements in equipment and technique electrology has become an available and affordable option for individuals seeking a practical solution to unwanted hair.

    • Presently the term "electrolysis" refers to three separate modalities commonly recognized as effecting permanent hair removal. These methods include "galvanic", "thermolysis", and "the blend;" and each involves the insertion of a fine probe conductor into the hair follicle (a natural skin opening), brief application of current, and epilation (removal) of the treated hair.

      the galvanic current (DC) causes a chemical change in the tissue, thermolysis (AC) causes heat resulting from friction, and blend combines the currents and subsequent effects on the tissue. Each technique has specific application and the professional electrologist determines which modality is advised in individual client circumstance.

      Present studies indicate effective treatment of the mid and lower follicle area accomplishes permanent follicular disablement. By confining current application to this portion of the follicle the electrolygist provides effective treatment while preserving surface tissue.

      Electrology involves labor intensive, intricate, precision procedures, requires professional judgement, and must be performed in a sanitary environment by a skilled practitioner for optimal results.

    • The client's role in the treatment process is integral to the overall result. Expressing concerns or questions will assist the electrologist in providing optimal service.

      Consistency in maintaining a prescribed course of treatment scheduling will significantly influence progress. As treatment progresses and hair growth decreases sessions become less frequent and shorter in duration.

      Temporary removal methods (i.e. tweezing or waxing) which could prolong and complicate the process should be discontinued. Clipping bothersome hair near the skin surface helps conceal emerging growth without interfering with treatment.

      Specific aftercare prodecures based on individual considerations may be recommended to facilitate the natural healing process. Aftercare may involve normal cleansing, application of antiseptic and/or soothing lotion, avoiding excessive exposure to UV rays and refraining from scratching or irritating the treated area.

      Concerns regarding sensation and skin reaction need not be deterrent to those considering treatment. When performed by a skilled electrologist, the treatment is generally easily tolerated and if a skin reaction occurs it is minimal and temporary. Slight erythema (redness) is sometimes evident and often the only post treatment manifestation. Sensitivities may vary among individuals and according to many factors including internal and external influences.


      Continuity of the treatment is the most important element in achieving successful destruction of the hair follicle.

      Permanent results are best achieved by the faithful participation of each patient in a planned program that has been tailored to his/her individual needs. The time in which one achieves permanent results is dependent on such factors as one's medical circumstances, age, previous temporary hair removal methods used and the texture of the hair to be treated. An electrologist is trained to determine the frequency and treatment time necessary for each person.


      Your first visit will include a confidential consultation, during which time your medical history will be noted. Hair growth and the Electrolysis procedure will be thoroughly explained and all your questions will be answered. Your practitioner will always welcome further discussion or offer clarification about your treatments.