What is electrolysis?
Electrolysis is performed by gently inserting a small, sterile probe into the follicle along side of the hair. An electrical pulse is sent down the needle, impairing its ability to produce hair.
Is electrolysis safe?
Electrolysis has been in existence for over 135 years and is the only proven form of permanent hair removal. It is clinically proven to be safe and effective. Unlike other methods, electrolysis eliminates ANY hair and treats ALL skin types with no negative side effects.
Is electrolysis painful?
Electrolysis is not nearly as painful as waxing, threading or other hair removal procedures. Some sensation may be felt as the needle enters the follicle and the current is discharged, but most patients can tolerate electrolysis without requiring pain relief.
Can electrolysis cause scarring?
After the hair has been removed, the skin may appear to have a slight redness, and possibly even a tiny scab could occur after the procedure. These should disappear within hours after the treatment. Electrolysis performed by a well-trained and registered technician should never result in burning or scarring. It is very important that you see an electrologist who has experience with your skin type.
How long does electrolysis take?
Depending upon the area of your body that needs the treatment, full removal could take several months and multiple treatments to complete. In some cases, a laser hair removal procedure can help speed up the process on large treatment areas, but this is not always the case and depends on your skin type. Consult your electrologist about the best course of action that is both time and cost effective.
What is your office like?
My office is located in my home and is private, personal and clean. I book appointments in a way where you won’t run into any of my other clients, and you never wait to be seen. This allows all of my clients to have the most discreet and private care they need.
Bonnie L. Kelly, R.E.
27 Mountain Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201
“I don’t know if there is enough room on Bonnie’s page for me to express how wonderful she is. I have been seeing Bonnie for over a year, first for electrolysis and now for laser. Both services she offers are wonderful but I cannot tell you how great and painless laser is. I have always had confidence in myself but always found myself putting my head down thinking people would see my shadow. After my first laser treatment I now walk into things because my head is held high thanks to Bonnie.
Bonnie has found herself a client for life regardless if I have hair that needs to be removed. Thank you Bonnie for being such a wonderful person as well as Esthetician!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”