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Electrolysis FAQ

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What Is Electrolysis?

​Electrolysis is the only FDA approved permanent hair removal method. A thin probe is inserted into the hair follicle, then a current is applied. Afterward the hair is removed with tweezers.

What Methods Do You Use?

Carissa typically uses the Blend Method, which uses chemical AND heat energy to destroy the hair growth center. She also sometimes uses Flash Thermolysis (heat only), mainly for fast initial clearing of an area or for more shallow hairs.

What Clients Do You Typically Serve?

While Carissa is open to serving a variety of clients with new challenges, her clients are often transgender people, women with hormonal imbalance (PCOS, Hirsutism, Etc), and athletes. Due to training insurance requirements, surgery prep cannot be performed during trainee electrolysis sessions. Contact Carissa to get on her wait list for when her electrolysis clinic opens.

What Body Areas Do You Typically Work On?

Most clients seek treatment in the following areas: facial/neck, underarm, chest, back, arms, legs, and bikini/surgery prep.

Will Electrolysis Work For Me?


In most cases*, yes. Electrolysis will permanently remove the hair no matter the cause, body area, age, hair and skin type or color. This treatment will leave you with the hairless skin you seek.


*Note: A doctor's note may be necessary to work in certain areas or for insurance coverage. Also, people with pacemakers and pregnant women should not be treated.

Can I Do Anything To Help The Process?

Following the guidelines in pre-treatment and post-treatment care section of this website will aid the results.

How Long Will Electrolysis Take?

The number of electrolysis sessions to treat and permanently remove hair from an area will typically range from 6 months to sometimes 2 years. This varies for each person and cannot be more specific due to every body responding differently to treatment. The factors involved in determining the total treatments needed include: skin type and sensitivity, proper hydration, hair thickness and quantity, tweezing, waxing, hormones, health, and genetics.


Length and frequency of appointments will typically be more to start, and diminish over time with less hairs to be treated. Overall, this varies by the amount and thickness of hair in a particular area, and the treatment area size.

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