This Image Gallery is to showcase images useful in describing concepts related to electrology, in some cases various skin reactions will be shown, electrolysis equipment diagrams useful to particular scenarios. Credit for the first two photographs goes to world renouned electrologist and my friend Josepha Marcias Reina of Malaga Spain. The first image shows the difference in coagulation patterns achieved with varying sizes f2 through f6 achieved during an egg white test. Note that probe size makes a noticeable difference in the resulting energy pattern and thermal effect. In the second photo demonstrates the different depths of hair root in varying stage of growth.
This image will be of interest to those undergoing phalloplasty with Dr Crane in Houston Texas. This is the third surgical preparatory case I have undertaken for one of Dr Cranes patients. This client is scheduled to undergo surgery in mid December 2017. This picture was taken Nov 5 2017 at the conclusion of a 90 minute session.The client began treatment january 16 2017. Dr Crane has advised he may continue to do electrolysis on the skin graft donation site right up to the time of surgery.A previous patient of Dr Cranes was recieving electrolysis within 2 months of his surgery on the neo-phalus without complication. Dr Brossards clinic in Montreal has been advising against electrolysis prior to reassignment surgery . We've heard from several transgender patients for whom the "scrape " method results were unacceptable to them, but now made more complicated and expensive post surgery.The Shiny appearance of the skin is due to aloe used in aftertreatment.
Credit for this diagram goes to Electrologist Michael Bono author of the Blend Method used with his permission. This crude diagram represents the scenario facing post operative transwomen who have undergone the penile inversion method of Gender Reassignment Surgery. The skin of the penis is degloved and inverted into the neovaginal cavity inside out. As a result hairs that used to grow outwards away from the body now grow inwardly into the nevagina. This presents a unique challenge in electrology where the electrolysis probe is inserted in the direction of hair growth. Post surgically the use of a speculum is necessary to access the area and insertions are made with a hooking motion backward into the follicle. Accuracy sufferes under these circumstances and blend is recommended over thermolysis for this reason. From the pure physics standpointof removing the hair post surgically makes electrolysis a challenge to be undertaken by only the most skilled, and necessarily means that progress is very slow post surgically. This is one of the reasons we recommend hair removal be completed, prior to gender reassignment surgery.
Anogen and telogen hair appearance diagram by Josepha Reina
These two Photos are credited to Dee Fahey Electrologist from Ohio ( and Hairtell moderator) and are of her client and work. The client has undergone laser treatments previous to treatment by Dee which caused in conjunction with her hair and skin type paradoxal laser hair stimulation. This commonly happens to women with olive type complexions such as is common in india, pakistan and the middle east. These ethnicities often have fine dark colored hair from the sideburns down the cheeks and neck. When laser is applied, hair coursens and becomes full growth phase hair which can only be removed permanently by electrolysis. The olive skin tone does not provide enough contrast between hair and skin, and burns to the skin or accelerated growth hair like this can be the result. The second picture is some treatments later by Dee showing the success of this client. At the time of this writing i have multiple clients with this issue and I thank Dee and Dee's client for their permission to post this here. Paradoxal Laser Hair Growth can be very overwhelming for the person experiencing it, and the route to the cure, is through a series of electrolysis treatments.
This Video Series By Michael Bono on his youtube channel Electrology Now carefully and thoroughly describes the healing process of the skin post electrolysis and discusses some of the after considerations.Used With Permission.
Next up a video on Ingrown Hair Extraction By Jospha Reina on Ingrown hair extraction. I learned much of what I know of extracting ingrowns as a consequence of Josepha sharing her work on youtube used with permission: