Cosmetic and Plastic Services

Electrolysis Hair Removal

Photo of a smiling woman showing off her hairless legs

Electrolysis is an FDA-approved permanent solution for removing unwanted facial and body hair regardless of hair color, skin color or hair texture. The procedure involves sliding a thin, sterile probe into the hair follicle and applying a small amount of electrical current. The objective is to destroy the areas of the follicle that provide the nutriments for hair growth. Once the target areas are destroyed, the hair releases and tweezers are used to remove it. Electrolysis can be performed on most areas of the face and body including eyebrows, chin, upper lip, breast, jawline, underarms, feet, abdomen, bikini line, legs, back, shoulders and genital regions. Treatment plans vary greatly from person to person and depend on a number of factors including the amount of hair, the size of the area being treated, sensitivity level and the hair growth cycle. Because of these variables, multiple treatments are necessary.

Common reasons for Electrolysis include:

  • Cosmetic
  • Surgical site prep
  • Unwanted hair growth due to hormonal changes or changes in medications

There are three methods of Electrolysis:

There are three methods of Electrolysis:

  1. Galvanic - produces a chemical reaction to destroy the hair follicle
  2. Thermolysis - produces heat to destroy the hair follicle
  3. Blend - a combination of Galvanic and Thermolysis
Michelle Cappadona, Licensed Electrologist

During your Electrolysis consultation we will discuss your personalized treatment plan and decide which method is the right fit for you. Electrolysis is offered by licensed electrologist Michelle Cappadona at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic. To make an appointment, call:


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Electrolysis is a safe, effective and affordable way to permanently remove unwanted hair. Contact our clinic today to set up an appointment with Licensed Electrologist Michelle Cappadona. Walk-ins are welcome!


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Center for Health & Healing
3303 S.W. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

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