Eau Claire Institute of Electrology

Two generations of serving the Chippewa Valley

Erica Vanderloop, BS, LE
Joyce Munson, RN, RE, CPE

Eau Claire, WI

715-832-1183


Electrolysis for men

A well groomed appearance is important in business as well as socially. Beyond that, some men just naturally have too much body hair for their own sense of style or their partner's aesthetic taste.

If you're not someone who cheerfully puts up with a time-consuming hair maintenance routine, you've found the permanent hair removal solution for men: electrolysis.

What areas of the body can be treated with electrolysis?

Back hair and ear hair come to mind, but other areas are part of the "manscaping" process. Some common areas of treatment are: eyebrows, especially if a unibrow is of concern; beard sculpting, to eliminate shaving on the cheeks and neck; neckline hair, to treat skin irritations and ingrown hairs; ear hair; back hair and shoulder hair. Competitive athletes also choose electrolysis for permanent removal of unwanted body hair.

How long will it take?

The length of a treatment, and the number of treatments to complete the process, will depend on the amount of hair to be removed. Defining brows or treating ears will take a lot less time than removing the heavy growth on a back. It is important to know that consistent clearings, of any area, will achieve permanence sooner than having sporadic appointments.

How long is each treatment session?

Treatment sessions can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on the area being treated. Based on a thorough and confidential consultation, a professional electrologist will provide you with a tailored treatment plan that will address your specific areas of concern.

How do I know that I'm getting good treatments?

The electrologist should explain all aspects of the treatments, recommend a treatment schedule that will help you accomplish your hair removal goals, and explain how you should take care of the treated skin.

Generally speaking, you should not feel the insertion of the probe into the hair follicle, nor should you feel like the hair is being pulled out when it is removed; the hair will easily slide out of the follicle when properly treated. You skin will likely be red after treatment. The redness should dissipate within the day. Your skin should not be unduly irritated and will heal normally if a few precautions are taken, as should be discussed during your consultation. If you have any questions, the electrologist should be happy to answer them to your satisfaction.

Can hairs around the groin or on the genital area be treated?

Hair can be safely and effectively removed from the groin and genital area. However, not all electrologists choose to work in these areas. Of those who do, some will require that you have other areas treated first, while others will require a medical referral before starting treatments. A professional electrologist should be able to refer you to a colleague if they do not treat these areas.

How do I find an electrologist who will work on these areas?

Find an AEA member electrologist near you. Call or email them to ask what requirements they have for treating the groin or genitals.

Where can I get more information about electrolysis?

Answers to general questions about electrolysis are available on the FAQ page.


 

The information above is provided courtesy of American Electrology Association.

Electrolysis Tip

Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.

Electrolysis Tip

For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.

Did you Know?

Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.

Did you know?

The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.

Electrolysis Tip

Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.

Did you know?

Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.

Electrolysis Tip

Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, Remove makeup prior to your electrolysis appointment.so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.

Electrolysis Tip

It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!

Never tweeze between treatments.

Did you know?

If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't zap the hairs. Plucking, waxing, threading, or tweezing before your hair removal appointment reduces the number of hairs your electrologist can remove.

Electrolysis Tip

HydrateHydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.

Our Credentials

Erica Vanderloop:
Registered Electrologist
Masters of Science Degree in Education

Joyce Munson:
Registered Electrologist
Registered Nurse
Licensed Electrology Instructor
Bachelor Degree in Nursing from University WI-Eau Claire

Robert Vanderloop:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Theatre Education from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Master of Science in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rheanna Severson, RE:
Registered Electrologist

 

Electrolysis Solutions

   For Athletes
   For Breasts & Sensitive Areas
   For Coarse, Wavy Hair
   For Darker Skin
   For Hormonal Changes/PCOS
   For Men
   For Teenagers
   For Transgender

Locations

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Eau Claire, WI Office

715-832-1183
4330 Golf Terrace
Suite 112
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Modalities & Techniques

Shortwave (Thermolysis)
Galvanic
Blend
Waxing
Vasculyse

Areas Served

Eau Claire, WI*
and surrounding areas

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