Welcome to SF Bay Electrolysis
Permanent Hair Removal
Welcome to SF Bay Electrolysis
Permanent Hair Removal
Permanent Hair Removal
Permanent Hair Removal
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!
Electrolysis is the Only Means of Truly Permanent Hair Removal.
FDA Approved and Effective for Permanent Hair Removal on All Skin Types and Hair Types.
Electrolysis is the technique and science of permanent hair removal. A small amount of electricity or a solution of sodium hydroxide is introduced to the base of the hair follicle (hair papilla) in order to destroy the root of the hair.
1. Thermolysis applies alternating current to the probe at the base of the hair in order to create heat and destroy the hair follicle. This is the most commonly used method because it is very fast and effective.
2. Blend uses a combination of heat and current to speed up the galvanic chemical reaction to destroy the hair follicle. This method is slightly slower than thermolysis but is very effective and often used to treat difficult areas.
3. Galvanic was the first form of electrolysis and is not often performed currently. It uses direct current to cause a chemical reaction within the body in order to destroy the hair follicle. Galvanic has fallen out of favor because it takes a significantly longer time to work.
A very fine probe is inserted into the natural opening in the skin (hair follicle) without piercing the skin. Once the probe is inserted, sodium hydroxide or electricity are delivered to the hair papilla in order to cut off blood supply to the hair follicle and permanently stop hair growth.
This 3D animation shows how a very fine electrolysis filament is inserted into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft. A quick computer-controlled current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells allowing the electrologist to slide out the hair without any resistance.
Misty Stalley Boyle, L.E., Licensed California State Electrologist, practices electrolysis in Redwood City and graduated from the Monterey Bay Institute of Electrology. She is a second generation electrologist with a passion for helping people. Misty has served on the board of directors for the Electrologists’ Association of California and is a member of the American Electrolysis Association.
She has experience working with all genders and all ages. Misty is proficient in all three modalities: low level thermolysis, galvanic, and the blend. She will consult with the client to decide which modality of electrolysis hair removal that will best suit their needs.
Misty personally understands the discomfort of having unwanted hair. She suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a hormone disease, which can cause excess hair growth. After personally seeing the results of electrolysis, she developed a passion for the field and a desire to help others rid themselves of their unwanted hair - once and for all.
Misty is married to the love of her life and is the proud mother of two handsome boys. She is a Bay Area native and attended Menlo College. She competed on the Menlo Women’s Wrestling team, where she qualiflied for the 2004 Olympic Trials and was also a 2 time High School State Champion. She has brought this drive and commitment into her career; utilizing the sports mentality of teamwork, respect, honesty and that hard work yields results.
“You and I are a team working together on your treatment plan. I promise to do everything in my power to permanently rid you of your hair issues while not compromising your skin or safety."
Kelly Young, L.E., Licensed California State Electrologist, practices electrology in Redwood City and San Mateo. She, like Misty, also attended and graduated from the Monterey Bay Institute of Electrology. Kelly is skilled in all of the modalities, but prefers galvanic and the blend.
Kelly has been an electrology client herself and understands the struggle of trying to hide unwanted hair. When she was younger, she made the same mistake many clients have made and tweezed unwanted hairs. Before she knew it, she went from having a few hairs here and there to a much larger hair problem. After experiencing the positive results with electrolysis, Kelly decided to pursue the industry to help others learn about how to best deal with their unwanted hair and to help them finally feel comfortable in their own skin.
Kelly is a Bay Area native with a passion for fitness, the outdoors, traveling, and animals (she has a cat and a dog). She earned her B.A. in Critical Theory and Social Justice at Occidental College and her M.A. in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco. While attending Occidental College, she broke the hammer, javelin, discus, and shot put school records and was inducted into the Occidental Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2017.
“Electrology requires patience and dedication. I know how frustrating it can be in the beginning, but trust me, it is worth it in the end. My goal is to help you reach the point where you are comfortable and confident, while also keeping your skin health and safety as top priority.
1635 Sierra Street,
Redwood City, 94061
Medical Arts Building
(In the Stalley Electrolysis Office)
205 E 3rd Ave., Suite 324
San Mateo, 94401
Hormonal changes and conditions account for many problems besides unwanted hair. The cause can be related to puberty, menopause, pregnancy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), an underlying medical condition, your genetic makeup and even some medications. You may want to see an endocrinologist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. For the hair, the solution is electrolysis.
We personally know the daily struggle with these issues and the emotional toll it can take on your life. Let us help you solve this stubborn hair issue permanently.
The galvanic method is safe on tattoos as it uses no heat. Tattoo hair removal can clear unwanted hair to reveal your beautiful body art.
Let us help you reveal your true self. We are happy to use whichever pronoun you prefer and we would be honored to be apart of your transition. We have experience removing facial and body hair.
Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment. All electrolysis appointments are based on time. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we reserve the right to cancel the appointment and charge for the missed appointment.
We offer text and email confirmations for client convenience. However, the client is ultimately responsible for the appointment, whether or not the client receives a reminder,
MAKE SURE THE HAIR IS LONG ENOUGH TO BE TREATED. HAIR SHOULD BE LONG ENOUGH TO GRAB WITH TWEEZERS
Taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen up to one hour before your appointment can help with discomfort. If you choose, you can apply topical numbing cream at least 45 minutes before treatment.
Avoid stimulants like caffeine, chocolate or sugar on the day of your appointment. It can make any treatment more sensitive.
Avoid sun exposure 48 hours prior to your treatment to avoid dilation of the blood vessels.
Drink plenty of water the day before, the day of and the day after the treatment. Dehydrated follicles are more difficult to treat. Hydration will also help your skin heal more quickly.
DO NOT WASH THE TREATED AREA WITH SOAP FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER TREATMENT!
Bacteria can be transferred easily to the treated area, which can cause breakouts.
Apply an anti-bacterial ointment or cream to the treated area the night of your treatment. This will help your skin heal faster and keep out bacteria. Bacitracin, Polysporin, Neosporin, etc. Apply with clean hands
Your skin produces pigment to defend against harmful UV rays, this can result in hyper-pigmentation (dark spots). Wear sunscreen!
Do not apply makeup to the treated area for 24 hours after treatment.
Do not swim in a chlorinated pool for the first 48 hours following treatment.
Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. Regardless of the cause - heredity, metabolic, or hormonal conditions - electrolysis will permanently remove unwanted hair to reveal a glowing, confident you. An affordable alternative to laser hair removal cost, risks and constrictions.
A small electric current is transmitted by a fine, sterile probe (or needle) directly into the natural opening of the hair follicle, destroying the dermal papilla, the matrix, and an area called "the bulge", all of which cause hair to grow and regenerate.
There are three types, or modalities, of electrolysis used today - galvanic (current produces a chemical reaction), thermolysis (short-wave which produces heat) and a modality that blends the two. They all result in effective permanent hair removal.
Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?
Immediately following treatment, there may be a temporary redness or tenderness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made
Immediately following treatment, there may be a temporary redness or tenderness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and any personal attention you may need.
Absolutely. Electrolysis is the only method approved by the FDA for permanent removal of unwanted hair. As the hair is treated, regrowth is prevented rather than just removed temporarily. Only electrolysis provides both hair removal and hair elimination.
Permanent hair removal using electrolysis has come a long way since its beginnings in 1875. Today's computer technology enables the electrologist to work with more speed and comfort. Epilators are much quicker, utilizing current timings of thousandths of a second over the longer current applications of the past, plus, intensity settings can now be modulated to varying proportions. The instruments and equipment used in a contemporary electrologist's office are just part of the changes that have occurred in the electrolysis industry.