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As an electrologist you’ll use electric technology to damage your clients’ hair follicles, which permanently removes unwanted hair in that area. Electrology may be performed on many parts of the body, including the face, legs, bikini area, and the back.
There are three types of electrolysis, all of which deliver a mild electric current through a thin, needle-like probe to alter follicles under the skin.
The first is galvanic electrolysis, which uses a direct electrical current to cause a chemical reaction that degrades the follicles until they’re incapable of regrowing hair. Proven, reliable, and effective, the galvanic method is also incredibly slow, which is the main reason it has fallen out of favor.
The second method is called thermolysis, which uses a high-frequency current that damages the follicle not with chemistry but with heat. It’s not as reliable, particularly with coarse hair, but it’s incredibly fast in comparison—just one to three seconds per hair compared to three minutes or more with the galvanic method.
The third method is called blend, which combines both heat and a galvanic chemical reaction to prevent hair growth. It takes longer than thermolysis—about seven seconds per hair—but it works well for all skin and hair types.
As an electrologist you’ll perform these treatments and also consult with clients to determine which method, or combination of methods, is right for them. You’ll examine your clients’ progress as they continue through the many sessions that are required for electrolysis to work and make adjustments to your treatment plan along the way. Like all fields in cosmetology, you’ll also maintain, clean, and organize your equipment, tools, and workspace.
Meet Your Recruiter
Director of Staffing Services, Healthcare and Office Services, Springfield Office
Melissa Cartier is an Account Manager in our J. Morrissey Springfield Office. Melissa brings to us several years of career services and counseling experience to the J. Morrissey team. Melissa works with large and small companies in the Springfield area, and is responsible for managing new and current clients as well as recruiting and onboarding temporary candidates for temporary positions.
Prior to joining J. Morrissey, Melissa was the Director of Career Services at Premier Education Group where she performed various career development functions and achieved company benchmark placement rates. Melissa started her career as a Certified Medical Assistant, which has provided her with valuable insights into the healthcare industry and has helped her form strong connections with her clients and candidates.
In addition to her passion for recruiting and building relationships, Melissa volunteers her time public speaking in schools where she delivers presentations on career development and growth. Melissa also belongs to the Chicopee Chamber of Commerce. Her industry knowledge, commitment to quality service, and enthusiasm for people make her an invaluable member of the J. Morrissey team.