Please, let me introduce myself. My name is Robin Harris, and I am the California State Board Certified Examiner of Electrology in Southern California and a Professional Electrologist at Charlotte-James Skin Clinic with over 18 years experience. I am a former Electrolysis instructor at the American Institute of Education in Southern California. Dedicated in training new students in art of permanent hair removal. with 13 years as a teacher, but now mentoring new practitioners in the field of hair removal.
I am aware that the choices in hair removal can be confusing. Whether it is from the face, the back or any other part of the body, most women and men want hair removal to be fast, painless and permanent. The usual choice is between laser treatments or electrolysis. It is essential to understand that laser is only for the reduction of hair where as electrolysis insures permanent removal.
Electrolysis has been in use for more than 100 years, and is the only permanent hair removal procedure recognized and approved by the FDA. It works efficiently on any type of hair and skin color because it targets individual hairs. (Alternately, laser only works well for those who have very dark hair on very fair skin. In addition, there are possible risks of injuries if the technician is not aware or experienced).
I use only the latest equipment, with microchip technology and increased megahertz for faster, more comfortable delivery. Thus, I remove with ease ingrown hairs, curved hair follicles (common to most of us, in the bikini-line and found in ethnic skin types), as well as ultra fine colorless hair. My modern equipment gives me a choice of several techniques (Thermolysis, Galvanic, and Blend) for even greater efficiency.
Although it is true that you will experience a quick sensation, it is not a feeling of discomfort, and this is why I cordially invite you to make an appointment (310-478-5100) for a free consultation, and a 15 minutes trial.
The Charlotte-James Skin Clinic is conveniently located at 2211 Cornith Ave, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90064. In addition to Electrolysis, our clinic also offers the finest in clinical facial treatments, anti-ageing services, and specialized custom skin care product lines. Our professional facility is within the dermatology clinic headed by Dr. James H. Sternberg, MD and his associates. Convenient parking is available in the building.
I hope to have the honor and the pleasure of your visit in the near future.
Electrologist, R.E., C.P.E.
California State Certified Electrolysis Instructor
October 29th, 2012
Electrologist ROBIN HARRIS has been named
“The State of California Board Examiner of Electrology in Southern California”
I am pleased to announce that I have been invited as a guest speaker at the American Electrolysis Association Conference held in October 2011. The topic is: “How to treat and understand ethnic skin and techniques on the removal of ingrown hairs”.
RuPaul’s Endorsement of Electrolysis
Season 2 of one of our favorite shows, RuPaul’s Drag Race. premieres tonight at 9 PM on Logo. This year, it’s has been picked up in 12 countries, practically making Ru the Tyra Banks of the drag word. We asked the glamazon, who’s been perfecting her makeup technique since childhood, what she loves.
What’s your must have beauty tool?
“An eyelash curler! I’ve loving the Vanity Mark one right now. I don’t put on any makeup when I’m not in drag, but I always use this to really open up my eyes. When I’m in drag, the curler keeps my false lashes symmetrical.”
What’s your favorite:
Lip gloss? “M.A.C. Pink Lemonade Lipglass looks good on every skin tone.”
Hair product? “I like to wear ornaments and flowers in my wigs to keep my hair exciting.”
Skin-care product? “I love Jergens Natural Glow. I learned this trick from a stripper: Put lotion on your hands before you apply self-tanner. It will act as a barrier so your hands won’t absorb all of the self-tanner’s color.”
Method of hair removal? “Old-fashioned electrolysis is the only way to go; it lasts. We can put a man on the moon, but unfortunately science has really dropped the ball on laser hair removal—I think it hurts, and I have a very high tolerance for pain.”
What are some common beauty mistakes women make?
“Too much foundation—you don’t need a lot for a daytime look. Dilute it with a little moisturizer and then use powder. Another mistake is dark or red lipstick on a small mouth. I was watching the Celine Dion concert on television and she has learned that if she does a nude mouth and plays up her eyes, she looks prettier. The dark lipstick she did in the early ’90s just emphasized her tiny mouth. Beauty is trial and error, but you can reduce error by taking a digital picture of yourself in a new look and really examining it.”
Electrolysis is the removal of unwanted facial and/or body hair by use of a tiny needle or probe that conducts electric current. In California, only state-licensed electrologists in state-licensed salons or barbershops may legally perform Electrology services. Cosmetologists and estheticians may not remove unwanted body/facial hair by electrolysis, but they may remove superfluous hair from clients by several other means. (This does not include laser hair removal devices or any other device labeled by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a “medical device.”)
ARE THERE DIFFERENT METHODS OF ELECTROLYSIS?
There are three modalities (methods) of electrolysis:
California state law allows a licensed electrolysis to provide in-home services ONLY in cases where illness or other physical or mental incapacitation prevents the customer from visiting an office setting. If you are in need of in-home services, please call my secretary for an appointment and explain the nature of your physical care. My available days are Tuesday or Thursday for treatment in home.
HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE A GOOD ELECTROLOGIST
The establishment and electrologists must have on display a currently issued license issued by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. All operators must display their licenses in plain view at their workstations. The license must be an original, not a copy. Check that the name on the license matches your electrologist. If you do not see it and the license has not shown to you when you ask, walk out and find someone else.
For more consumer information, please visit the website for the Department of Consumer Affairs Barbering and Cosmetology Program at www.dca.ca.gov/barber
After electrolysis, the skin will usually be slightly red and irritated for up to several hours. If you have more severe symptoms, like large scabs or blistering, or if symptoms last for several weeks, check with your doctor. Be sure that the service you are paying for is actually electrolysis and not simply electronic tweezing, which may not permanently remove the hair. Licensed electrologists may not administer any type of medication for pain control.
To check on a license, call the Department of Consumer Affairs at 800-952-5210.