Rebecca, owner of Swanky Sugar, getting electrolysis on her underarms

How Does Electrolysis work? 

A trained electrologist inserts a tiny probe into the hair follicle alongside the hair. A small amount of electrical current is then delivered to the probe by a sensitive electronic device called an epilator. Depending on the technique used, the electric current destroys the hair root either by heat or chemical action, or by both at the same time. A series of treatments is generally required to complete most areas of the body. 

Electrology is the only scientifically proven method of permanent hair removal. Electrolysis has been shown to be permanent in over a century of use. Its permanency has been well recognized by knowledgeable physicians and is testified to by hundreds of scientific articles published in medical literature. Temporary methods such as shaving, tweezing, depilatories, waxing, and threading require frequent time-consuming maintenance. Skin irritations, ingrown hairs, discoloration, andscarring may result. Some of these methods contribute to an increase in hair growth activity. ‚Äč

What about laser treatment?

Laser is considered by the FDA to be permanent hair reduction. It cannot completely destroy the follicle, nor is it painless. Laser treatments only cripple the follicles, allowing for a period of decreased growth, thus reducing the size and thickness of the hair in the treated area. Additionally, laser hair removal has not been evaluated for the long-term safety of the skin. Lasers are not ideal for all skin or hair colors nor are they capable of selectively targeting individual hairs. The only method of permanent hair removal, as stated by the FDA, is electrolysis.

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electrolysis at swanky sugar 


Electrolysis is the only permanent method of hair removal.  The American Medical Association and the Federal Drug Administration recognizes electrolysis as a safe and permanent method of hair removal. Here at Swanky Sugar, we use The Apilus Platinum Pure - the most powerful epilation machine on the market today. It offers the most advanced technology with the fastest and strongest frequency - twice that of any other epilator.  This ensures you get the most comfortable treatment available while obtaining the best possible results.

Given the fact that treatment typically requires a commitment of at least one year of consistent appointments, we are exclusively looking for clients who consider treatment absolutely necessary. Frequency and length of appointments is dependent on the amount of hair being treated. To get started, we will conduct a brief consultation with you over the phone to determine how best to proceed. 

10 minutes $35
25 minutes $60
40 minutes $85
55 minutes $110

Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure that you receive your full appointment.

Late arrivals are charged for full amount of time scheduled.