It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.
For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.
Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.
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.
Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.
Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.
Did you Know?
Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.
Did you know?
Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.
Washington State Electrologists Association presents meaningful seminars and programs covering a variety of topics.
Join automatically when you join the American Electrology Association
The Washington State Electrologists Association (WSEA) was established in 1970 by a group of electrologists who were dedicated to the profession. Their goals were to promote the highest standards of professional education and ethics while providing skilled professionals for the protection and safety of the public. WSEA continues to provide members with these same high educational standards offering semiannual seminars and meetings, inviting Non-Members, as well as Members, to attend and participate.
WSEA is affiliated with the American Electrology Association, Inc. (AEA), the largest international electrology membership organization. The AEA has provided many programs that benefit the electrologist, the profession and the consumer. Many of our members assumed the added commitment of International Board Certification, by passing a voluntary certification examination. They became Certified Professional Electrologists (CPEs) and are challenged to improving their knowledge and practice through the AEA's Continuing Education and Recertification programs, which require 75 hours of approved continuing education every five years to recertify.
While Washington does not license electrologists, the State Legislature enacted a Sterilization Bill in May, 2002, requiring electrologists to follow the Department of Health's Infection Control and Sterilization procedures based on the AEA's Infection Control Standards and approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
For information about joining WSEA, please contact our Membership Chairperson:
Carla Schmidt CPE
13415 Old Highway 99 SE
Tenino, WA 98589
You can also join us automatically by joining the American Electrology Association.
Affiliate of the American Electrology Association
The American Electrology Association (AEA), established in 1958, is the largest international nonprofit membership organization for permanent hair removal professionals. The AEA promotes the highest standards in Electrology education, practice and ethics and champions state licensing and regulation of the profession to protect the public interest. The American Electrology Association plays a key role in providing reliable and scientifically accurate information to its membership, the public, the medical community and government agencies.