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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.

By gentletouch93934006, Mar 20 2018 05:53PM

Laser hair removal has been around for awhile now, but there are still a lot of myths surrounding the practice. Below are a few common myths regarding laser hair removal, as well as an explanation providing you the facts.

Myth #1 Laser Hair Removal Actually Increases Hair Growth

This myth is usually propagated by those who are confusing laser hair removal with some of the hair loss treatments that use lasers. The lasers used in the treatment for hair loss are extremely low level when compared to the lasers used in laser hair removal. The lasers associated with hair loss will, according to treatment centers, is supposed to stimulate blood flow to the hair follicle and end up growing more hair. Laser hair removal uses an entirely different laser that is much more powerful. Rather than stimulate hair follicles, the laser used in laser hair removal will stop blood flow to the follicle by cauterizing the ends of blood vessels.

Myth #2 Laser Hair Removal Won't Work for Certain Skin Colors

This may have been the case in the past, but technology has evolved since then. Now, no matter what skin color a client possesses, there's a laser designed to remove their unwanted hair.

Myth #3 You Can Remove All Unwanted Hair in One Long Session

No matter what you've heard, it takes more than one session to permanently remove all unwanted hair. Hair grows in cycles, and individual hairs may or may not be in the same cycle. For effective laser hair removal, the hairs need to be treated in all of their cycles, often more than once. Ultimately, it will take several sessions to completely remove unwanted hair growth.

We hope that these facts have helped disprove some of the myths you may have heard. If you have any additional questions about laser hair removal in the Grand Rapids area, please feel free to give us a call at 616-447-9393 or stop by

By gentletouch93934006, Feb 27 2018 05:14PM

Those who are new to the world of laser hair removal often experience confusion regarding the difference between laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). The similarity between the two are that they're both used to disrupt hair growth cycles by generating energy, but that's about it. Laser and IPL both use different types of technology to generate different types of light.


You may not be aware, but L.A.S.E.R. is an acronym that stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The machines produce a single wavelength of light (meaning the light has one color and form), allowing for a very concentrated beam that is able to target one specific thing; in this case, the melanin in a hair follicle. The machine can be tuned to emit a specific wavelength that will work best to target a client's hair, depending on their hair color. As a result, laser systems tend to create more heat in the targeted area and often provide better results than IPL treatments. Additionally, the laser targets only the melanin in hair and leaves the surrounding tissue untouched.


IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a useful tool when it comes to treating surface pigmentation spots and blood vessels. An IPL, though, isn't a laser. The light produced by an IPL device includes a broad spectrum of wavelengths and colors. In fact, it's a lot like a light bulb! Each wavelength can only penetrate so far into the skin, meaning that the light that reaches a hair follicle won't be as concentrated or powerful with an IPL as opposed to a laser. Since the light doesn't go as deep, thicker, deeper hairs are often difficult to treat.

Ultimately, the choice between laser and IPL will depend on what you want done. If you'd like to even out your skin tone, an IPL machine should do the trick. For hair removal, lasers are much more effective.

If you have any additional questions about laser hair removal in the Grand Rapids area, give us a call at 616-447-9393 or stop by

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