Joyce Osborne Electrolysis Clinic

Reveal Your Natural Beauty

Joyce Osborne, LE

Willoughby, OH

440-951-3534


Mayfield Heights, OH

440-449-7747


Electrolysis for teenagers

As teens are coming into their own, physical changes such as unsightly hair can negatively impact body image and self-esteem. For teenage girls, it could be the growth of superfluous hair on the side of the face. For teenage boys, it may be the emergence of thick, bulky eyebrows. Some teenagers feel too embarrassed to speak about their hair concerns, while others go to a parent for advice.

If you're a teen or the parent of a teen, rest assured that there is a permanent solution for removing excess hair safely, comfortably and conveniently: electrolysis.

What is the youngest age for electrology treatments?

The earliest age for treatment depends upon the motivation of the young person. Most electrologists want to make sure that it's the young person, and not a parent, who is deciding that it's time for electrology treatments. Girls as young as 12 seek treatments to remove hair on their upper lip. Teens and even pre-teens of both genders receive treatments to define or separate eyebrows.

Can young people tolerate the treatments?

Yes, new techniques, equipment and topical anesthetics help reduce the sensation of electrology treatments. A tolerance for the treatments will also come with maturity. If the young person decides not to have treatments, the electrologist will discuss options to hide the hair until he or she is less sensitive.

If the young person is too sensitive, what other options are there?

Cutting, clipping, or shaving are the best ways to hide the hair (it will not result in coarsening or increased density). Bleach will hide scattered hairs, to a degree. Depilatories remove the hair with chemicals, although they can cause irritation, possibly resulting in skin pigmentation problems.

Teen and pre-teen girls often get treatments on their upper lip, chin and sides of face. Young women and men will also have their eyebrows defined or separated, as well as hairline, neckline and body areas treated.

Why do young girls grow hair on their upper lip?

Genetics, hormones, and medications can cause hair growth at any age. Most people never learn the cause of their excess hair growth and accept the fact that electrology treatments are the solution to this universal problem.

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.

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?

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.

Electrolysis Tip

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

Never tweeze between treatments.

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 Tip

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

Electrolysis Tip

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

Did you Know?

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

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

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.

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