Kelly Rex – Treatment During Prgenancy

I first met Cheryl 3 years ago when she became a client of mine! I work as a hairdresser in Westlake Village and her sister was a client, so she referred her to me. As a woman, I was obviously intrigued by the concept of permanent hair removal, but at this point in my life, had no real need to spend the money. One of my best friends is a great esthetician, so I had all my waxing available for free, any time I needed. I was waxing my eyebrows at least every other week and my lip about once a week. My skin is on the fair side, and my facial hair is fine, but it is dark and I have a lot. My mother is Asian and has no hair at all but my father is Caucasian and has tons. I am the perfect blend of them and have been self-conscious of my facial hair since I hit puberty. My chin was a whole different story. I had a lot of coarse, dark hair that I would pluck every day and would occasionally wax the entire area, which left me with a huge bare spot and peach fuzz on the sides of my face. Another concern for me was that my leg hair is very coarse and for the last few years had started to give me really bad rashes on my inner legs. I had a lot of ingrown hairs and had experienced a serious disaster waxing my legs. However, I was used to the waxing and it was free! What Cheryl did sounded amazing, but I didn’t feel I had a real need for it yet.

Over the next couple of years, as I approach my 30’s, I started to notice the texture of my skin, as well as others around me. My mother has barely a wrinkle on her face at 52, but my paternal grandmother was a sweet little bag of wrinkles, and my father is following in her footsteps. I started to wonder about the effects of putting hot wax and ripping skin and hair off my face. I thought—this can’t be good for me!!! I was used to the waxing, it never bothered me, but I was worried about the long term effects it could possibly cause.

I decided to come in to Cheryl and see what she was all about. It made perfect sense and the more she explained to me, the more excited I became, so I decided to give it a try. The fact that I could truly never have to deal with embarrassing, unfeminine facial and body hair again was becoming a reality!

A few sessions after I started, I found out I was pregnant. Cheryl was literally the first person besides my husband to know—I wanted to make sure it was safe. She assured me that it was, and I had my last session a week before I gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby girl and then came in 3 weeks after! She went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable during all of my appointments. I thought I would be especially sensitive during my pregnancy but was surprised to find that it seemed to be no different.

Cheryl is almost done with the treatments on my face and I could not think of a better use of my money and time. With two children under three, I am in a rush to get mascara on—I simply don’t have time to stress over whether or not I have embarrassing hair in places that it shouldn’t be. She also fixed my eyebrows and I look even younger than I did before! She is an artist, and I still laugh to myself when I see old pictures of my skinny angled eyebrows. I am currently doing treatments on my legs and have noticed a huge improvement in my skin—no more uncomfortable itching, stinging, red and infected in-grown hairs. I cannot stress enough how much more time I have in my day because I don’t have to deal with the hair, I am more confident in myself and feel that my skin is healthier and more beautiful than ever. I will forever be grateful to Cheryl for providing me with this amazing service.

Kelly Rex
Camarillo, CA


Cheryl has advanced training and years of experience with Thermolysis. Understanding growth cycles of hair and pre-treatment preparation are key elements for permanent results. She maintains strict sanitation and sterilization of instruments and environment. Cheryl also gives each patient her complete attention during the treatment session. I myself have had permanent hair removal with Thermolysis along with many of my staff and patients. Martha Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.