Have you had the principles and practice of permanent hair removal properly explained?

Hair is becoming a more noticeable problem in today’s society. It has been found that people under stress often develop heavier growths of hair than they might under normal conditions.
A few probable causes of hair growth include:
• Distortion due to heredity, a glandular defect inherited from either parent.
• Distortion due to temporary methods such as tweezing, waxing, bleach and depilatories.
• Glandular imbalances: if hair appears abnormal we advise our clients to see their doctor before returning.
• Medications: some medicines or pills may cause a chemical imbalance.
• Menopause may cause a change in the estrogen level.

A disposable filament will be issued to the client before each treatment to ensure protection from contagious diseases.
At Fairview Electrolysis Clinic, safety, discretion, and client before and after care is our top priority. We believe in giving our clients a clean conscience.

How Electrolysis works

Electrolysis involves the use of a thin filament that directs an electrical current to a single hair follicle at a time. The electrologist uses a sterilized, disposable probe (filament) to actually penetrate the hair follicle. After the electrical current is applied to the hair follicle, the hair shaft can be removed from the follicle. Over time, hair does not grow back because the hair’s root (dermal papilla) is permanently destroyed.
At Fairview Electrolysis Clinic, we use the “thermolysis” method of electrolysis. Thermolysis, also known as high frequency or short wave, is the most modern method used by electrologists today.
It is an alternating current that causes a heat process which is known to destroy the vital parts of the hair follicle and is very effective.

Electrolysis or laser?

The choice is yours. We prefer to empower and educate our clients, and let you choose what treatment is right for you. Here are some links to important information about both treatment options:


Excessive Facial Regrowth After Laser Hair Removal

Seek a doctor’s office who does laser, laser is not regulated. It is not recommended to visit a spa or esthetician. It is best to find an experienced & qualified cosmetic dermatologist in your area.

Light, Laser Therapy May Stimulate Hair Growth

And although laser hair removal is touted as permanent hair reduction, it’s not guaranteed. There are risks of potential damage with laser hair removal occurring when the skin surrounding the hair follicles absorb the laser.

Dangers of laser hair removal

Breaking: The Hidden Dangers of Laser Hair Removal

I’m considering laser hair removal – is it safe?

HEALTH CANADA REPORT Based on these standards, all lasers currently used for hair removal in Canada operate with high emission levels and are therefore designated in the highest hazard classes (Class 3B & Class 4). These classifications indicate that direct exposure to the laser radiation emitted from these devices is a hazard to unprotected eyes or skin. In addition, the direct beam may be a fire hazard if it strikes combustible materials or even release toxic gases, vapours and viruses. In some cases, exposure to the reflected or scattered beam can also be hazardous. Laser safety features and specific operator training are essential for the safe use of Class 3B and 4 laser hair removal devices.

Health Canada link

W5 Investigates laser hair removal and its downside.


Fairview Electrolysis also works with plastic and cosmetic surgeons’ patients pre- and post-surgery.
We’re proud to help you live your best life, and will work with you to achieve your goals and any special requirements from your doctor or surgeon.

“Our patients have been universally happy with the care and consideration they have been given by Evelyn. She has always conducted herself in a friendly and professional manner and we have appreciated the schedule flexibility that allows us to coordinate office visits and surgery.”

~Dr. Verchere
Plastic Surgery Clinic
BC Children’s Hospital

All new clients, please find more helpful information and guidelines here that applies to everyone seeking permanent hair removal.