Electrolysis safely and permanently removes unwanted hair from the face and body. Electrolysis is effective on all skin and hair types — for both men and women.

Electrolysis is the only method of hair removal approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for permanent hair removal. Countless physicians and medical articles confirm the success of electrolysis. No other hair removal process can claim permanent results — not even laser!

Electrolysis is Safe and Successful on all hair and skin types!

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) statement on Electrolysis:
"Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method,since it destroys the hair follicle. [Electrolysis] requires a series of appointments [to achieve permanent results]."

The FDA statement is clear - Electrolysis is permanent!

The FDA statement on Laser:
"Manufacturers may not claim that laser hair removal is either painless or permanent... several manufacturers had received FDA permission to claim 'permanent reduction'...".

The FDA statement is vague.  But here is the central summation of their statement. Let's say a hair on your body grows and sheds in three months. If laser causes the hair to stay away for 6 months, that is considered "permanent hair reduction". Are you going to be happy with some hairs staying away longer? Or, do you want permanent results?

What is


The term electrolysis is used to describe all methods of permanent hair removal. The electrolysis modality was the first method used to remove hair permanently back in 1875. The term electrolysis branded the process of permanent hair removal.

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Electrolysis offers FDA approved permanence for all skin and hair types

Whatever your hair removal needs may be, electrolysis has a solution.
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Electrologist Tina Reynolds will be speaking at the 2015 PCOS Symposium in Los Angeles

Electrolysis Tip

Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.

Did you know?

The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.

Electrolysis Tip

For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.

Did you Know?

Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.

Electrologist Tina Reynolds will be speaking at the 2015 PCOS Symposium in Los Angeles

Before and After

22-year-old man wanted his chest hair thinned, but not totally removed. Only electrolysis is able to create a completely natural look by thinning and feathering. Laser cannot duplicate this natural appearance. Results were, of course, permanent.

Electrolysis Tip

HydrateHydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.

Did you know?

If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't treat the hairs. Tweezing, waxing, or threading before or between your hair removal appointments will only reduce the number of hairs your electrologist can remove (treat).

Before and After

This is a common eyebrow case. The woman had been tweezing and lost control of the desired shape. As the hairs grew back, the electrologist was able to reshape the eyebrows into a pleasing natural shape. Results were permanent; this woman will never have to pluck her eyebrows again - ever!

Before and After

Hairline: before and immediately after treatment.

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For Coarse, Wavy Hair
For Darker Skin
For Hormonal Changes/PCOS
For Men
For Teenagers
For Transgender People

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