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Electrolysis is one of the only proven methods of permanent hair removal. The techniques were developed by physicians in the 1800s, and today remains one of the most effective ways of permanently destroying unwanted hairs! It works on any type of hair regardless of colour, thickness, or texture.
At Nessie’s we use the internationally recognized brand: Apilus. Our powerful, fast, but gentle epilator is called the Apilus SX-500. Electrolysis works by inserting a very fine, sterile metal probe directly into the hair follicle and delivering a current. The current destroys the hair root so that the follicle can never produce another hair. Some hairs are destroyed immediately upon the first treatment. Others may regrow, but will return finer and shallower. Most clients see great results within 6-8 treatments, with appointments every 2-3 weeks.
There are three modalities in electrolysis: Electrolysis (galvanic current), Thermolysis (high-frequency current), and the Blend (a combination of the two). Here at Nessie’s we are equipped to use all three methods, and will determine which modality will work best to get you permanent results.
Hair can safely be removed nearly anywhere on the body. Common areas treated include upper-lip, chin, cheeks, neck, eyebrows, armpits, breasts, abdomen, back, legs, and bikini line. Brazilian electrolysis treatment is a specialty service available for clients at an added cost.
Hairs are individually treated and removed under a magnifying lamp. After treatment you will receive an application of cooling cream. Should you choose, you may purchase a topical numbing cream to ease sensitivity. This must be applied 30-60 minutes prior to treatment and may alleviate some of the sensation.
We do not treat hairs in the nostrils or ears. Pregnant women, clients with skin disorders, or clients wishing to have hair removed from moles should seek physicians’ advice prior to treatment.
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|15 minutes||$35.00 (minimum charge)|
|Brazilian||$200.00 per hour|
24 hours notice for cancellation or rescheduling required.
My clinic is fully licensed by the City of Calgary and has regular inspections by Alberta Health Services, as required by our Class II Business Permit. I run a clean, safe clinic. We have always had a full wait-list and have been honoured to treat many wonderful clients over the years! The demand has always been great, so I have expanded by training and hiring new electrologists to work for me as contractors. I am now blessed to have two fabulous colleagues who keep our wait list down and clientele happy, while I focus more on management, education, and mothering my two toddler boys.
My name is Janessa Suderman, and I am the Owner and Founder of Nessie’s Electrolysis Clinic. I am a Registered Nurse (2009) and work part-time for Alberta Health Services to maintain my nursing license. In the year 2014, I completed my electrolysis training and opened the clinic out of my home in McKenzie Lake, Calgary, Alberta. A few years later I challenged the national exam to attain my CPE designation (Certified Professional Electrologist, 2017) and passed with flying colours. I am now a member of the Electrolysis Society of Alberta, which is the provincial chapter of the FCEA (Federation of Canadian Electrologists Association). When I’m not working, I keep busy parenting my two gorgeous little boys, riding my horse, working on my latest novel, and performing music.
Robyn Sheppard, R.D.H, completed her apprenticeship right here at Nessie’s Electrolysis Clinic in August of 2018, and was granted a Certificate of Clinical Electrolysis by the owner. In October of 2018 Robyn began working at Nessie’s as an independent contractor, and will challenge the national FCEA exam in 2020. Robyn has been an instant success and a great asset to the clinic.
Janna Wilkinson is our enthusiastic apprentice! She began her training here at Nessie’s in April of 2019 and is the final phase of her practicum. Janna offers semi-supervised appointments at half-off the regular price. She has passed her clinic examinations in July of 2019 to attain the Clinical Electrologist certification, and will challenge the national FCEA exam in 2020. Welcome aboard, Janna!
Does it hurt?
The insertion of the probe is not painful, as we do not break the skin to enter the follicle. You will feel a warming sensation, or a tiny zap, when the current is delivered. Individual responses to this sensation vary, depending on the current needed as well as the area we are treating. Clients who are sensitive may be encouraged to apply a topical numbing cream prior to treatment. We provide this for purchase.
Is the equipment sterile?
We use single-use, sterile, disposable stainless steel needles at Nessie’s, in compliance with Alberta Health Service’s requirements. The tweezers are stainless steel and require a 10 minute submersion in 70% rubbing alcohol between clients.
Does it really work?
Yes! Electrolysis permanently kills hair. You must be diligent in returning for treatment every 2-3 weeks, and you should see a significant reduction in hairs within 6-8 treatments. We have a long list of confident, satisfied former clients who chose Nessie’s to get rid of those pesky problem hairs, and are now going about life with smooth, clear skin! That could be you, too! You will be very happy with the results.
What are the side-effects?
Most clients experience mild redness and swelling after treatment. This may take 2-3 days to fully resolve. Some clients may develop tiny crusts at the site of each epilated hair; this is normal and these must be left alone.
Does electrolysis cause scarring?
When done properly, no! Electrolysis may cause scarring if the current is too high, or the probe is too large, or, in rare cases, when the skin is unusually fragile. At Nessie’s we monitor the skin carefully for signs of over-treatment or intolerance of the current, and make adjustments as indicated.
Why does Brazilian electrolysis cost more?
Treatment of the pubic area is a specialty service. Most clinics do not offer this as it is significantly more challenging for the practitioner. It requires difficult positioning and ergonomics. The hairs are very strong and difficult to treat, and sensitivity is greater. Finally, there is risk to the provider for exposure to infectious diseases. We are happy to offer this niche service, at a cost that makes it worth these added challenges to us.
Do you treat minors?
No. Clients must be 18 years of age or older.
How long is your wait-list?
The length of wait varies; you may hear from me within 1-2 days, or you may wait up to 8 months depending on demand! If you are interested in booking please submit your information on my intake form and leave as much detail about your needs as possible. I will email you to coordinate a time when space becomes available.
Will my information be kept confidential?
Yes, we respect your privacy.
I still have questions. Can we schedule a free consultation?
Yes, we can book you a 15-20 minute slot to go over any concerns you have. Feel free to submit your information on my intake form.