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Est. 2014 – Locations in McKenzie Lake & Sundance
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.
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.
Cash, cheque, credit card, or e-transfer accepted.
|15 minutes||$35.00 (minimum charge)|
24 hours notice for cancellation or rescheduling required.
We use all-natural, high quality products and gentle galvanic currents to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, and moisturize your skin, making for easier hair removal and optimized post-treatment healing. Add a Mini-Facial to your electrolysis appointment, or book our stand-alone Nessie's Signature Galvanic Facial.
|Nessie's Signature Galvanic Facial||$55.00|
My name is Janessa Suderman, and I am the Owner and Founder of Nessie’s Electrolysis Clinic. I am a Registered Nurse (2009), a Certified Professional Electrologist (2017), and a member of the Electrolysis Society of Alberta. I first opened my home-based clinic in 2014 in McKenzie Lake. Currently at full capacity.
Robyn works in our McKenzie Lake location and is currently at full capacity.
Janna operates our location in Lake Sundance and is currently accepting new clients.
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.
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.