Electrolysis in Oswego



Unwanted Facial Hair? No Problem!

Though we love our laser technology & its exceptional results, there are limitations to laser hair removal as only pigmented hair can be effectively treated and destroyed.

This poses a problem when treating clients with gray, white, or blonde colored hair. In some cases, clients that have dark pigmented hair but underwent ineffective laser/IPL treatments, may have inadvertently stimulated more hair grown on the face. This condition is known as paradoxical hypertrichosis. At SMooth Solutions Medspa, we pair laser and electrolysis when required, or prefer to use electrolysis only when and if the need presents.

Your Electrolysis in Oswego

Treatment information

What Electrolysis Treats

  • Dark facial hair
  • Black, gray, white, red, and blonde hair
  • Finer accelerated vellus hair
  • PCOS unwanted facial growth
  • Transgender facial hair

Treatment Areas

Most commonly, Electolysis treats facial areas. At our clinic, we recommend laser treatments for body hair unless it lacks pigment.

Treatment Length

15-60 minutes, depending on the amount of hair growth.

Recovery Time

0-1 days. The treated area may present some mild swelling and bumps caused by the heat from the treatment. This usually subsides in a couple of hours but the Dermalux phototherapy is recommended for faster healing.

Frequency of Maintenance

Clients may require multiple treatments to completely destroy all the unwanted facial growth as hair growth cycles will very depending on past methods used to epilate/remove the hair from the face. Regular treatments will destroy all the active follicles that may present in the anagen phase.


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When you schedule an electrolysis consultation with us, we will assess your hair growth to determine if you would be a good candidate for electrolysis treatments.

We recommend not shaving prior to your electrolysis consultation so that we can assess the amount of growth you have and formulate a treatment plan for you.


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During the electrolysis treatment, a fine probe (filament) that is made of either insulated stainless steel or gold  is inserted directly into the hair follicle and a small amount of RF energy (radio frequency) is applied to the follicular region inside the skin. This heat leads to the  permanent destruction of germ cells which grow hair. The skin surface is protected from the heat during the treatment

It is advised not to wax, thread, pluck or tweeze the hair before your electrolysis treatment. These temporary epilation methods can stimulate fine vellus hair to grow into terminal hair and also increase the amount of existing hair growth cycles you have. An introduction of any inflammation to the area will stimulate the dormant hairs to enter anagen phase (become thick, coarse and dsense).


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During your electrolysis treatment in Oswego, the electrologist will first disinfect and clean your skin with either alcohol or witch hazel. A fine probe will be inserted parallel to the hair shaft and small amount of RF energy is applied to destroy the follicular tissue.

The heat created from the vibration and friction of the electron flow is responsible for the destruction of the hair growth cells and other parts of the hair inside the dermis.


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In order to get the best treatment outcome from your electrolysis session, we recommend that you keep the area clean and away from germs that may introduce infection and breakouts. It is advised to use a calming balm which is used for post-epilation care paired with a gentle cleanser.

Ice may be applied to the area(s) treated with electrolysis to help calm down any long-term inflammation resulting from the electrolysis procedure.

Schedule your electrolysis treatments with us at our Oswego location

2685 Walter Payton Memorial Drive
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 381-8952

true Permanent Hair Removal.

We have paired the two best technologies for the most effective permanent hair removal results.

Electrolysis in Oswego is the only method FDA approved to be 100% permanent. Electrolysis in Oswego yields permanent hair removal and clients may expect to see results immediately following just a couple of treatments, and permanence will vary based on how frequently the treatment is repeated as well as the amount of hair.

Our difference? advanced technology, unmatched precision.

Advanced research has introduced newer techniques and modalities in electrolysis.

We use the Apilus Platinum & Apilus Excel Pur devices which function at an ultra rapid 27 MHz frequency to permanently destroy all hair types. With optimized energy concentration in the follicle, the growth cells coagulate quicker for a more comfortable and effective treatment.



Frequently Asked Questions

Does electrolysis hurt?

How long of a session should I book when making an appointment online?

What is the difference between electrolysis & laser, which one is truly permanent?

What is the best method to treat unwanted facial hair?


I have been a longtime waxer and finally got tired of the inconsistency. I’ve been going here for Laser Hair Removal and it has been the best decision I could have made. They are all so efficient, friendly, and very knowledgeable. At my consultation everything was explained to me, and even during my appointments I was given more knowledge in regards to the hair and skin. I HIGHLY recommend SMooth Solutions to everybody!! It is one of the best investments you can make on yourself!!


The results are AMAZING! I have tried various laser hair removal places throughout the years and this by far has given me the best results. Miriam is very welcoming, patient, and makes you feel very comfortable. I highly recommend this place!


Beth is so warm and professional. She makes me feel so comfortable and that allows me to relax for my appointment. She really goes above and beyond and is so gifted at what she does!:) 10/10 recommend this business!


After one laser appointment which was over 2 months ago I haven’t had any hair growth. Great facility, great owner, and most of all, tremendous results!!

So, there are so many things I love about Smooth Solutions I don't know where to start! Firstly, the staff is amazing. They're attentive, timely, professional and skilled. Laser - I have dense, thick hair pretty much everywhere. After ONE treatment on my legs with their laser I haven't seen any growth in almost 8 weeks. Amazing. Electrolysis- Mariam cares and takes pride in her results. I have already seen incredible improvement over the course of about 6 sessions. If you're debating where to go for hair removal, Smooth Solutions is the place!

Mariam is amazing! She is very well informed with what she does and shares that information to her clients. She is upfront with cost and has great quality of work. She checks in with her clients and supports them throughout their treatments. She is great at working with clients with PCOS, like myself. She personalizes each treatment to fit your need. You can see that she loves what she does and is the best option for hair removal.

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Combinable Treatments

Electrolysis treatments in Oswego pair really well with laser hair removal to give permanent and lasting results.


At the time of your consultation, we shall assess your hair growth and concerns to determine the best treatment plan for you.



Remove Hair Permanently

Give us a call or book your electrolysis consultation or treatment following our link. Laser does not work on non-pigmented hair, but fortunately there is an answer: Electrolysis.