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By gentletouch93934006, Mar 17 2020 03:41PM

March 17, 2020

Dear Clients, March 17, 2020

The state of Michigan has informed us that unless we can perform our services from 6 feet away, we must close. Obviously, this is not at all possible in our business. So we will be canceling all appointments for the rest of this week. This will probably extend to next week as well, but for your and our convenience we would like to just go week by week. We will not be rescheduling right away but we will keep a log and will start to reschedule you as soon as we know the emergency has been lifted. We do not want to have to re-call you next week or the week after if this continues. If we are found to not be in compliance they could take our establishment license and we do not want to risk that.

We are being diligent to protect you as well as ourselves.

Please keep washing your hands and limiting exposure. We are praying that you will stay safe and healthy and we will see you again soon.

Betsy Ludwick, RN, CME

Jill Petter, RE

Ashley Ernsberger, RE

By gentletouch93934006, Mar 14 2020 04:55PM

Gentle Touch Hair Removal & Skin Care


Dear Clients March 14, 2020

We want to tell you how much we appreciate you and care about you. We so appreciate your trust in us and our skills. We are hoping and praying that you are all well and not suffering any illness from Coronavirus or any other sickness.

That being said because of the way we have to be in such close proximity to you while offering our services we want you to honestly assess your health before you keep any appointments:

~ Have you had a temperature over 100.4 in the last month?

~ Do you have any aches in muscles or body?

~ Do you have a cough either wet or dry or any other cold- like symptoms?

~ Have you traveled anywhere internationally or in the US in the last 3 months?

~ Have you been exposed to anyone who could answer yes to any of these questions?

It would not just be our staff who would be exposed to the virus if you are a carrier or already sick. It would also be every client who we see during this time.

With all the cancelations of churches, schools, and any meetings of 100 or more people we feel that it would be prudent to change or cancel any appointments that would be in the next 3-4 week IF you answered yes to ANY of the previous questions or IF you are at risk in any way.

We will be available for your appointments but would like to have the liberty to change them if we have a lot of cancelations so that we can consolidate and limit days that we come in. Also, we will be wearing a mask, gloves, and wiping everything down with bleach wipes after EVERY client.

We are praying that this is contained and the threat is gone in very short order. But we also know that even though it is our livelihood there are risks we should not take to protect you and us.

Thank you for your continued patronage.

Betsy Ludwick, RN, CME,

Jill Petter, RE

Ashley Ernsberger RE

By gentletouch93934006, Sep 25 2018 08:38PM

Electrolysis is a procedure during which unwanted hair can be permanently removed. It works via the insertion of a very fine needle by one of our trained electrologists into the targeted hair follicle. The needle then delivers a very small amount of electrical current that destroys the follicle thereby preventing hair growth.

How Electrolysis Works

The destruction of hair follicles during an electrolysis treatment can occur in one of three ways: Galvanic electrolysis, Thermolysis, or the Blend.

Galvanic Electrolysis - Uses Direct Current (DC) electricity introduced through the needle, causing a chemical reaction that destroys the follicle.

Thermolysis - Using Alternating Current (AC), heat is generated within the follicle that dries it up and destroys it. Thermolysis can be applied via higher intensities to allow for less time with the needle in the follicle, or at lower intensities with a longer timing - whichever you prefer.

The Blend - As you can probably guess, this is a combination of Galvanic Electrolysis and Thermolysis.

Does Electrolysis Hurt?

Everyone has a different pain threshold, so whether something hurts or not is pretty subjective. Most clients report feeling a warming sensation or a small pinch during the procedure. Generally speaking, electrolysis is not an overly-painful experience and most clients report little, if any, discomfort.

How Long Does Electrolysis Take?

The amount of time it takes to treat an area will depend on the size of that area and the density of the hair follicles. Some areas can be treated quickly and easily in as little as 15 minutes while others may take up to an hour to complete.

Does Electrolysis Require More Than One Treatment?

Electrolysis takes more than one treatment to completely and permanently remove any unwanted hair. The number of treatments it takes varies from person to person based on their genetics, hair growth cycles, the quantity and quality of the hair, and even hormone function.

If you have additional questions regarding electrolysis in the Grand Rapids area, please feel free to give us a call at 661-447-9393 or stop by to set up an appointment now!

By gentletouch93934006, May 8 2018 07:18PM

Micro needling is a procedure for people looking to reduce the prominence of scarring, large pores, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, and more. The practice has been around for a little over 20 years, though it's only been gaining popularity fairly recently.

How it Works

Micro needling devices typically take the shape of either a roller or a device that resembles a pen and contains a number of very short, very fine needles that are used to produce numerous shallow punctures in the skin. The length of the needles will vary depending on the type of area being treated, but they typically vary from 0.25 mm to 2.5 mm. These needles are capable of piercing the epidermis, your first layer of skin, and reaching into the dermis, your second layer of skin. In piercing the dermis without going any further, the needles stimulate your skin's natural collagen production and increased blood flow, which has a rejuvenating effect on the area.

What Micro Needling Can Do for You

Micro needling can help fade prominent scars, including stretch marks and acne scars, by promoting the rejuvenation of the skin. Last but not least, in promoting the growth of collagen in the skin, the appearance of wrinkles, vertical lip lines, enlarged pores and sagging skin can be significantly reduced.

If you have additional questions on micro needling in the Grand Rapids area, please feel free to stop by our website at or give us a call at 616-447-9393.

By gentletouch93934006, Apr 9 2018 12:53PM

This year is our 20th anniversary providing laser hair removal and other beauty and skin care services to clients in and around Grand Rapids. It may sound cliche, but time really does fly when you're having fun! Thank you to all of our clients for making the past 20 years a fantastic run! For those of you who are interested in any of our services, here's a little about us!

Betsy G. Ludwick, R.N., R.E., C.M.E.

Betsy earned her nursing degree at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. Her experience spans a variety of areas, including medical, surgical, pediatrics, labor/delivery and dermatology. In 1992, Betsy received her training in electrology from Lisia's Electrology and Training School, and went on to receive her national certification from the Society of Clinical and Medical Hair Removal. Since then, Betsy has continued her education and completed specialized training and certifications in the areas of laser hair removal, permanent makeup, and in the application of glycolic acid for facial exfoliation. She has also helped to write a national laser hair removal certification exam.

Jill M. Petter, R.E., C.M.E.

Following in her mother's footsteps, Jill received her electrology training from Lisia's Electrology and Training School in 1995. She earned significant medical/surgical and dermatology experience during her years as a hospital patient care associate, and in a dermatology office. Like her mother, Jill has extensive training and certifications for laser hair removal as well as the application of glycolic acid for facial exfoliation.

For years, our goals have been to run out business with integrity and compassion, as well as to provide top-notch services to each and every one of our clients. Aside from laser hair removal, our services include:


Micro Needling

Permanent Makeup

Exfoliating Facial Peels

Join us and help make our 20th year the best one yet. If you have any questions regarding laser hair removal or other skin care services in the Grand Rapids area, stop by our website at or call us at 616-447-9393.

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