What Exactly is Electrology and Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal?
Definition: Electrology is the practice of electrical epilation for permanently hair removal. Electrolysis is the process of actually removing the hair. Electrolysis achieves this by the formation of either caustic lye (Galvanic Method), overheating (Thermolysis Method), or both (Blend Method). Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal is the only 100% effective method of Permanent Hair Removal.
Method: Karen Marlise slides a solid hair-thin metal probe into each hair follicle. Probe insertion does not puncture the skin when expertly performed by Karen. There is no stabbing, breaking the skin, or feeling the probe insertion when performed by Karen Marlise – a Master National Board Certified Clinical and Medical Electrologist. The probe follows the hair shaft at the angle of growth, and the depth is determined by the removal of the first few hairs.
The follicle is given a small electrical charge, damaging the precise areas where hair grows. The hair releases without any tug or plucking feeling. Karen Marlise uses the Apilus Electrolysis computer, which can be programed for hair on specific areas of the body. The Apilus Computer contributes to the Karen Marlise achieving the best possible electrolysis treatment for the client.
Skill: Karen Marlise is the one of the highest skilled Electrologists in Florida. Karen received her formal training from one of the nation’s top Electrology Academies, requiring three times more training than Florida state requirements to perform Electrolysis in Florida.
Experience: Karen Marlise has over 30 years experience as a Certified Clinical Electrologist and Certified Medical Licensed Electrologist. Karen Marlise is a Master Electrologist, one of few in the Tampa Bay area with her level of experience. There is no substitute for experience.
“Karen Marlise prefers the Electrolysis Blend Method, in many cases. But, it is determined once involved with the client’s hair problem. That is the largest determining factor. Karen’s top training is due to traveling to southern California, renting a room and certifying in one of the top schools in the nation. Due to her extensive education and dedication to her clients she has had decade’s of client satisfaction. Karen’s ethics is why she uses the Electrolysis Blend Method usually because it has the highest hair kill ratio. This provides the most effective form of permanent hair removal. Karen will select the best method for you based on your hair type, skin characteristics, hair disorder, volume of hair and sensitivity. Karen Marlise assures you the greatest maximum comfort and permanency for your hair problem.”
Aesthetics by Karen Marlise uses only Ballet™ brand probes, which are the highest quality in the world. Ballet™ probes are sterile, single use probes, discarded immediately after each client session. The probes come in multiple sizes, and are sized according to the diameter of the hair shaft.
“Fact: Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal is the most effective method of Permanent Hair Removal.”
This image demonstrates what proper electrolysis probe insertion looks like. The correct size of probe is determined by the hair Karen Marlise is working on and depth of insertion is expertly determined by Karen Marlise by testing the first few hairs Karen removes and inspects.
Electrolysis – FAQ and More Information
Electrolysis Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Permanent Hair Removal & Excess Hair Growth
There are many factors that can contribute to the growth of excess hair and can contribute to more
electrolysis services required to keep the hair at bay.
• Normal physiological changes
• Malfunction of the endocrine system
• Topical influences
How effective are Electrolysis Treatments?
Many hairs will be eliminated with only one treatment, but some will need two or more treatments to
achieve permanency. Electrolysis involves a series of treatments over a period of time. The length of time
depends on the amount of hair, its coarseness, the cause of the excess hair and many other factors, but
once the dermal papilla has been eliminated, the hair is dead and will not re-grow. Re-growth from treated
follicles can occur if the root was not successfully destroyed the first time (this usually happens when the
area has been tweeted or waxed, causing follicle distortion).
How safe is Electrology?
The Electrolysis procedure has been around for over 100 years. It is a safe and permanent procedure, if
done by a trained professional. I have had extensive training and many years of experience in the art of
Electrology (since 1993).
The three different methods that are used in electrology are Galvanic, thermolysis and the blend.
Your success depends on the skill of the electrologist, the type of hair being removed, the condition of the skin and the pain threshold of the client. These factors come into play on what method is used and how successful treatments are. All three methods, when properly performed, can be thorough at destroying the hair matrix cells, and leaving follicles incapable of regrowing hair.
A galvanic epilator is essentially a positive ground power supply that delivers 0-3 milliamperes through the body. The probe is the cathode of an electrolytic cell. Sodium hydroxide formed at the cathode by the process of chemical electrolysis kills the hair matrix cells. Modern galvanic epilators automatically adjust the voltage to maintain constant current.
The method known as thermolysis is radio frequency (RF), shortwave or diathermy. A thermolytic epilator is essentially a radio transmitter, usually with an output of about 0-8 watts at a frequency of 13.56 MHz. Radio frequency energy emanates from the probe tip to tissue within about a millimeter. Thermolysis works by heating the hair matrix cells to about 48 to 50 °C (118 to 122 °F), causing electrocoagulation.
Galvanic and thermolysis are often combined in a method known as blend, which uses both RF and direct current, combining many of the advantages of galvanic and thermolysis.
Featured Electrology Equipment
The Apilus offers a choice of eight operating modes to handle even the most difficult situation. Flash, thermolysis and thermocoagulation modes offer high frequency and precision, thereby ensuring comfort and rapid execution. Pulsing Blend mode offers different application options for aesthetic care treatment. Apilus provides remarkably comfortable treatments.
The Gentronics Epilator is a state-of-the-art professional hair removal system, using Blend, Flash, Thermolysis and Galvanic Multiple Probes.