Selecting a qualified technician is vital—always choose a professionally trained and licensed electrologist. You should receive a consultation prior to the first treatment which will consist of a brief medical history, explanation of the procedure and an estimate of how long it will take to complete the area. You will have a treatment to see how the procedure feels, how the skin reacts, and how much hair can be removed in the time of the session. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially when it concerns your time and money—not to mention your skin!



Hair grows in cycles and goes through three stages of growth: anagen (active) growing, catagen (transitional) quick change and telogen (dormant) resting. Treatment is only effective when the hair is in the active, growing stage. An active hair treated with thermolysis is gone forever, it will not grow back.


Because of the natural cycling of hair, treatment is done in two phases: clearing and maintenance. Clearing is one or more closely spaced appointments to remove all the active hair on the area. When the area is clear you will go on to maintenance, which are further spaced appointments, spread out over a longer period of time to allow the dormant hair to cycle into the active stage. It is a process of elimination— it takes different lengths of time for different areas of the body.



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.