Scheduling & Electrolysis FAQs

    The skincare and room (where you can get electrolysis) at Tranquility Spa Salon in Brooklyn Park, MN,



    To schedule with our certified electrologist Rosie Teas, you can call the salon:


    (763) 315-3767


    Or email Rosie directly:


  • Electrolysis FAQs

    Who does electrolysis at Tranquility Spa Salon?

    Certified electrologist Rosie Teas is our resident expert. Learn more about Rosie.


    What’s the best place for electrolysis in Brooklyn Park?

    Tranquility Spa Salon, of course! Personally, we think it’s the best place for electrolysis in the Twin Cities’ northwestern suburbs (Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and Osseo).


    Speaking of electrolysis, what is it?

    It’s the removal of unwanted hair from your face and/or body.


    How does electrolysis work?

    With a tiny metal probe inserted into the hair follicle (alongside the actual hair), an epilator sends a small amount of electrical current to kill the root either by chemical action, heat, or both.


    Are there different kinds of electrolysis?

    Yes, there are three different kinds (or modalities):


    1. Galvanic (direct current) electrolysis uses chemical action.

    2. Thermolysis (high frequency) electrolysis uses heat production.

    3. Blend electrolysis combines both chemical action AND heat.


    You don’t need to worry about choosing one, though. Your electrologist will pick the right method for you!


    Is electrolysis really permanent?

    Yes, it’s proven itself to be permanent after a series of treatments over a period of time.


    How many treatments before the effects are permanent?

    It depends on a few things like the hair’s density and coarseness, the total area being treated, how well you tolerate the treatments, and how consistent they are. Many hairs will be permanently removed after the first time, while others will require additional visits. The end result is worth it, though!


    Are other methods of hair removal as effective?

    Electrolysis seems to be the most effective and permanent method of hair removal.


    How does laser hair removal compare to electrolysis?

    Electrolysis is more effective on a broader range of hair, for a broader range of people.


    Lasers, on the other hand:

    • Work well only on hair in the growing phase (on some parts of the body, that’s less than 50% of the hair).
    • Don’t work well on gray, blond or red hair.
    • Are awkward and impractical for eyebrows and other critical areas.
    • Are less effective on darker and tanned skin.

    Does electrolysis hurt?

    You can feel it, but whether it actually “hurts” depends on a few things like your tolerance, the machine settings and the modality used: galvanic (chemical) vs. thermolysis (heat) or blend (both chemical and heat). The most common sensations are slight heat, tingling or stinging.


    Any side effects?

    During a short healing phase, you might experience some redness, swelling and pinpoint scabbing.


    What parts of the body can be treated with electrolysis?

    Women and men can have hair removed from almost anywhere. Common areas include the hairline, eyebrows, top of the nose, cheeks, sideburns, upper and lower lip, chin, throat, neck, shoulders, back, chest, arms, legs, bikini line, hands and feet. If you ever want to treat hair on your eyelids or inside your nose or ears, that’s done under a doctor’s supervision. For hairy moles, you need a doctor’s written permission.


    Why choose electrolysis?

    It saves you so much time and trouble!


    Can I do my own electrolysis at home?

    At-home electrolysis isn’t recommended because of all the significant training required (not to mention all the equipment).


    How long has it been around?

    Since 1869, if you can believe it! An ophthalmologist in St, Louis, MO started working with it to remove ingrown eyelashes that led to blindness. The technique worked then, but it’s definitely been improved and modernized in the last century and a half. Yay, progress!


    Where did these answers come from?

    Big thanks to a brochure by James E. Shuster, M.D. (dermatologist and medical researcher) for most of this info!