Tsambika Pelardis, owner of ANTHISI for over 20 years in Millburn, is a state-licensed electrologist, using state-of-the art equipment and the most advanced electrolysis methods: Galvanic, Thermolysis and Blend. Tsambika uses only the finest microscopic equipment and follows 'Universal Precautions for Infection Control' established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most importantly, Tsambika utilizes only pre-sterilized, single-use disposable probes to provide the safest, and highest quality treatment.
Tsambika received her license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Electrologist and the State of New Jersey Electrologist Advisory Committee, and is registered with the American Electrology Association. She earned a BA from Montclair State University.
At ANTHISI, we deliver clean, safe and permanent results. Tsambika's passion for beauty and art and her focus on health and comfort assure a spa-like client experience marked by integrity, care and professionalism.
ANTHISI is committed to bringing out the beauty and youth that lies within. Schedule a free consultation by calling us at 973-921-9000.
Electrology has existed for over 100 years! An ophthalmologist named Charles E. Michel in 1875 invented this technique. By using galvanic current, he was able to solve the problem of ingrown eyelashes, which caused severe irritations.
Today, the three different methods used in Electrology are Galvanic or Electrolysis, Thermolysis and Blend. Electrolysis uses an electric current to create a chemical decomposition of the salt waters in the hair follicle. Thermolysis is an oscillating current that produces heat in the hair follicle, and causes coagulation of the meiotic cells that cause the hair growth. The third method, Blend, combines Electrolysis and Thermolysis. These methods can be effective for permanent hair removal. Your electrologist will determine the most effective method for your hair removal.
An electrolysis treatment involves the insertion of a sterile probe, equivalent to the size of a strand of hair, into the hair follicle opening to the dermal papilla. The dermal papilla is the part of the follicle containing blood and nerves that feeds the growing hair. If the papilla and the regenerative cells surrounding the hair are destroyed, the hair will die. When the probe is in place, the application of a low-level electric current destroys the papilla and the surrounding cells, loosening the hair from the follicle, after the hair has been loosened, it is epilated from the follicle.
Some hair will be permanently eliminated with only one treatment; however, other hairs will require several treatments. Electrolysis involves a series of treatments over a period of time. The number of treatments depends on the hair's coarseness, the cause of the excess hairs, and many other factors, such as tweezing, waxing and/or hormonal or glandular imbalances. However, once the derma papilla is destroyed, the hair will not grow back.
What are the risks of Electrolysis?
Under normal conditions, no harmful effects exist. By following the post-op instructions carefully, patients will prevent any potential harmful effects.
Does Electrolysis treatment hurt?
The sensation felt is less than a tweezing. Most patients are very relaxed during treatments. After the probe is inserted in the hair follicle, a low level electric current destroys the papilla and the surrounding cells, loosening the hair from the follicle. Since a network of nerve endings surrounds each hair follicle, the patient feels tingling sensation from the procedure. This sensation lasts only a second. Since some parts of the body are more sensitive than others, adjustments can be made which will help to make the treatment more comfortable. After a treatment session, the treated area will be red for about a half hour. This inflammation will vary from person to person; the more sensitive the skin, the longer it will last.
What areas can be treated?
Most areas of the can body can be treated. Some areas may need physician approval. Some of the most commonly treated areas are the face, bikini area, underarms, legs, forearms, feet, toes, buttocks, ears and backs. Both men and women can be treated.
Is Electrology safe?
Electrology is safe and effective if it is done correctly. Always ask your Electrologist about what his/her credentials are. Be sure that they have been properly trained. Do not be afraid to ask what sterilization procedures have been taken.
Should I do anything to the area before a treatment?
The hairs that need to be treated should be approximately 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch long, or as soon as the hair is visible. The area should be clean and free of make-up before treatments. By taking an analgesic before the treatment and avoiding caffeine, most patients feel more comfortable during the treatment. Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetic (EMLA) is a topical anesthetic used in procedures like electrolysis. Properly applied before treatment, it reduces discomfort. A prescription is needed and can be obtained by calling your physician.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments depends on the size and the density of the hair, the presence of unknown tweezed and dormant follicles, and hormone changes due to puberty.
How should I choose an Electrologist?
Many people look to the Yellow Pages of local directories to find and Electrologist or on the Internet. Many states regulate the practice of Electrology and require a practitioner to hold a valid license; however, regulations vary from state to state. Make sure the Electrologist you choose has proper credentials.
Society places great significance on appearance, and many women feel this social pressure when excess hair growth appears. Many women feel that the appearance of hair growth is abnormal; however, researchers report that most women experience excess hair growth during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Unfortunately, many women still define their own femininity through this hair problem.
Electrolysis is the permanent choice for women with hair problems. In fact, some of the most commonly treated areas are the face, breasts, bikini area, underarms, legs, feet, toes, back and forearms. Electrolysis can be undertaken at any time during a women's life, except on the breasts during pregnancy when the areola and the nipple are changing due to milk production.
Electrolysis involves are series of treatments over a period of time. The number of treatments depends on the hair coarseness, the cause of excess hair, and many other factors, such as tweezing, waxing and/or hormonal or glandular imbalances. However, once the derma papilla is destroyed, the hair will not grow back.
Recently, many men are being referred to Electrolysis for their hair problems. Ingrown hairs are common with the constant daily shaving by men. Permanently removing problematic hair is the answer. In addition, many men have Electrolysis for the shaping of their beards, mustaches, or eyebrows, and/or removal of unwanted hair in the ears, or on their arms, necks or backs.
Electrolysis involves a series of treatments over a period of time. The number of treatments depends on the hair coarseness, the cause of excess hair, and many other factors, such as tweezing, waxing and/or hormonal or glandular imbalances. However, once the derma papilla is destroyed, the hair will not grow back.
Both girls and boys go through many changes during their teens, and puberty is one of those major changes. During puberty, girls' adrenal glands or ovaries produce hormones, sometimes causing the development of facial and chest hair. These changes can affect girls' feelings or self-esteem and self-worth.
If needed, most Electrologists suggest beginning treatments at least a year after girls begin their menses. Waiting allows girls' bodies to complete the cycle of hormonal change. In addition, it is always wise to consult a physician while undergoing Electrolysis. ANTHISI will work hand-in-hand with your doctor to remove unwanted hair.
Dark-skinned or olive-colored skinned individuals have melanin-rich skin and usually have curly or coarse hair. Many dark- or olive-colored individuals, who have their hair problems, experience different facets to trying to remove unwanted hairs. Before receiving Electrolysis, some patients may have experienced, from tweezing or waxing, hyperpigmentation or the darkening of the skin, pseudofolliculitis or ingrown hairs, and/or keloids or raised-hard scars. After consecutive treatments, these hair problems subside and eventually hair growth does not return. However, care and precision must be taken due to the sensitivity of these types of skin.
Transgenders can use the three hair removal methods used for women if they are undergoing hormone treatment. It is important to remember that the technique for permanent removal is based on the idea that the relative androgen and estrogen levels in the person being treated is female. ANTHISI and your doctor can work together with you through your transgender transition.
Most women experience excess hair growth during puberty, pregnancy and menopause; therefore, any hair growth that does not occur during these periods may point to hormonal imbalance. Unfortunately, this diagnosis is difficult to make, and your physician or endocrinologist should be helping you to understand your physical needs. Your doctor or endocrinologist should consider many factors in your diagnosis. The first two areas to consider are the quality of the hair, and the irregularity or lack of the menstrual cycle. In addition, doctors must examine you for glandular or hormonal disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, pineal and pancreas glands, or of the ovaries. Androgenital Syndrome, Cushings Syndrome, Archard-Thiers Syndrome, Stein Leventhal Syndrome, and Acromegaly are syndromes also to be checked for. Hormonal Imbalance is a serious medical condition that should not be taken lightly. Your physician can point you in the right direction while you are seeing your Electrologist.
Laser vs. Electrology:
Laser assisted hair removal is a temporary method of hair removal. Laser promoters may tell you otherwise, however, we advice to turn to non bias professionals for the facts. Additionally, laser hair removal is fairly new and has not been evaluated for long-term safety of the patient's skin and health. This is why ANTHISI will not provide this service to its customers.
Waxing vs. Threading vs. Electrology:
Waxing and threading will removal all the visible hair, but can result in skin problems including ingrown hairs. To keep your skin clear, waxing must be done frequently forever.
Tweezing vs. Electrology:
Tweezing is easy and inexpensive. However, hair can become coarser from the repeated tweezing and skin problems can occur such as ingrown hair.
Depilatories vs. Electrology:
Depilatories will remove the hair by dissolving it with a chemical. This can result in a chemical burning of the skin.
Electrology is The Permanent Choice
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