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Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal

by Stewart P. Wang
Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal in Pasadena

Electrology is the scientifically proven method of permanent hair removal. Known since 1857 and recognized as safe and effective. At W Med Spa, Electrolysis is done by licensed practitioners specifically trained and educated in the theory and practice of electrology.

Unwanted hair growth is usually hereditary or caused by unbalanced hormones during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and polycystic ovaries. Other factors are thyroid conditions, stress, medication like Cortisone and birth control. Tweezing, waxing and threading also can lead to excess hair growth due to increased blood supply to skin and hair follicle.

A fine sterile needle is inserted into the hair follicle opening. A small amount of electrical energy is applied to destroy the area that nourishes the hair. Treating each hair individually makes the treatment effective. The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person. Finer hairs are permanently removed relatively fast where coarse hairs requires several sessions. The length of the treatment depends on area, amount of hair, coarseness, sensitivity of skin and client tolerance. Most clients return weekly or every two weeks. The treatments are most concentrated in the beginning. Once the hair growth is under control, less visits are needed.

The cost varies on length of treatment. It can be from a minimum of 15 minutes to 2 hours if needed. It is important to realize that time, commitment, and patience are necessary to overcome a problem that did not occur overnight. Any area on the face can be treated. Other recommended areas are abdomen and breast.

Most people handle the treatment with very little discomfort. There are no side effects, expect slight redness or swelling depending on the area that was treated. Occasionally, small white heads may appear at the follicle opening followed by scabbing. Scabbing is part of the normal healing process and should not be picked off. The use of cosmetics and frequent touching of the area is discouraged for at least 24 hours after treatment. Exposure to sun or tanning devices should be eliminated for several days. To understand more about the different hair removal treatment options in Pasadena or San Gabriel Valley, request a consultation online or call our office at (888) 360-6688 today.

Besides electrolysis or laser IPL hair removal, there are many different hair removal methods. But none are permanent with no side effects.


  • Causes irritation and breakouts
  • Causes ingrown hairs
  • Causes unnecessary removal of fine hairs, not just the unwanted ones
  • Some people can be allergic to product
  • You need to wait for full hair growth


  • Causes ingrown hairs that lead to scarring


  • Contain irritating chemicals

Home use machines

  • Unsafe, and very often can do more harm than good since they are not operated by professionals.

The aestheticians at Pasadena W Med Spa have been successfully practicing electrolysis for 30 years and have helped thousands of people regain their confidence and look wonderful. Electrolysis is a long term solution to a temporary problem. Unlike waxing, tweezing and threading that are a temporary fix for a long term problem.

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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stewart Wang specializes in Pasadena breast augmentation as well as breast enhancement, hair transplant, face lift, laser hair removal, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast lift. He has offices in Upland, and Pasadena and serves Southern California including La Verne, Glendora, San Dimas, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Yorba Linda, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga.


  • 76 North Hudson Avenue #113 Pasadena, CA 91101
  • (626) 796-6680
  • 440 North Mountain Avenue #307 Upland, CA 91786
  • (909) 985-6030