Joyce Osborne Electrolysis Clinic

Reveal Your Natural Beauty

Joyce Osborne, LE

Willoughby, OH

440-951-3534


Mayfield Heights, OH

440-449-7747


Electrolysis for dark skin

Dark skin is a challenge for some hair removal methods, but not for electrolysis. If you've heard that your skin tone means that you are not a candidate for hair removal treatments, then you need to speak to an electrologist. Electrolysis is effective on all skin colors and types of hair.

Does electrolysis work on dark skin?

Yes. Your electrologist looks for the opening where the hair emerges from the skin. They do not need a significant difference in between the color of the hair and the color of your skin to do this. No matter what color of skin and hair you have, electrolysis works.

Will electrolysis treatment cause dark spots on my skin?

Temporary hyperpigmentation (dark spots) is the darker skin equivalent of the temporary redness sometimes experienced by those with lighter skin. If you have been tweezing the hair, the irritation from that can also cause dark spots. These dark spots are a sign that the skin is doing it's job and healing the irritated area; they will fade over time. Do not use a bleaching cream on these areas as this can cause light spots (hypopigmentation) when the skin returns to normal. Your electrologist can recommend an aftercare product to help speed the return to normal pigmentation.

What if an electrologist says they don't work on dark skin?

Electrologists have specialties and areas of expertise, just like other practitioners. If you speak to an electrologist who does not work on dark skin, ask them for a referral to someone who does.

Why is the electrologist asking me about my pierced ears?

Darker skin is more prone to a special type of scarring called keloids. Your electrologist may ask you about things like piercings or vaccination scars to determine if you are prone to keloids, so that they can make the appropriate adjustments to your treatment plan.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Did you Know?

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

Electrolysis Tip

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

Electrolysis Tip

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

Never tweeze between treatments.

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

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

Electrolysis Tip

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

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

Joyce Osborne, LE - Electrologist

Joyce Osborne Electrolysis Clinic
Joyce Osborne, LE

Locations

Willoughby Office

440-951-3534
35104 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH 44094

Mayfield Heights Office

440-449-7747
1413 Golden Gate Blvd. #215
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

About Us

I have been practicing electrology for the past 35 years, since my graduation from the Ohio College of Limited Medical Practice. As an electrolysis patient...
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Professional Memberships, Credentials, and Accomplishments

American Electrology Association
Licensed Electrologist
Licensed Cosmetic Therapist

Modalities & Techniques

Shortwave (Thermolysis)

Areas Served

Willoughby, OH*
Mayfield Heights, OH*
and surrounding areas

* Indicates that an office is located at this location