A Light Touch Hair Removal

The only option for permanent hair removal.

Debbie Malacina, LE, CPE

Palos Hills, IL

708-233-5999


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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

Never tweeze between treatments.

Electrolysis Tip

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

If you feel that excess facial or body hair is concealing your potential, there is a way to get the hair-free look you deserve. Electrolysis - safe, permanent hair removal - can reveal the full extent of your natural beauty. You will love the smooth, healthy look you can achieve with electrology.

A Light Touch Hair Removal is dedicated to helping you maintain the smooth-skinned, perfectly groomed look you deserve. When you look your best, you get the best out of life. With professional electrology treatments, you can take control of unwanted hair and let your beautiful skin shine through.

My personal mission is to bring each client the best in electrolysis technology, utilizing state of the art equipment and tailoring treatments to individual needs. I am always fine tuning my skills with the most recent education to ensure that my services are on the forefront of the industry. By working together to enhance each client's true beauty through eliminating unwanted hair, we facilitate increased self-esteem and a sense of personal well being.

Schedule your complimentary permanent hair removal consultation today!

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

Debbie Malacina, LE, CPE - Electrologist

A Light Touch Hair Removal
Debbie Malacina, LE, CPE

Locations

In Aspire Salon - Palos Hills, IL

708-233-5999
10016 S. Roberts Rd
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Professional Memberships, Credentials, and Accomplishments

American Electrology Association
Electrology Association of Illinois
Certified Professional Electrologist
Licensed Electrologist
Past Continuing Education Director of American Electrology Association

Modalities & Techniques

Shortwave (Thermolysis)
Galvanic
Blend

Areas Served

Palos Hills, IL*
Palos Heights, IL
Hickory Hills, IL
Palos Park, IL
Burbank, IL
Chicago, IL
and surrounding areas

* Indicates that an office is located at this location