- State of California Licensed
- 22+ years and over 30,000 hours of working experience with all types of hair cases
- Former “victim” of 400 hours of electrolysis in all modalities: Galvanic, Thermolysis, Blend.
- Ardent supporter LGBT community since 1987. Past official of Transgender San Francisco.
State of California Licensed
In order to meet the requirements of the State of California Board of Cosmetology, I completed 600 hours of training. Areas of Study included skin, skin disorders, as well skin trauma and recovery. Study of the origins and structure of the hair, from the hair shaft and substructures of the follicle are part of the curriculum. Course work in electricity, electronics and their interaction with the skin during the process was also covered. This training also involved extensive practical hands-on techniques with various clients who appear for work. Following the school, I then returned and held group discussions on techniques and machine settings as well as informational presentations on dealing with clients. I spent a great deal of time researching various sources in preparation for writing text for hairzapper.com’s first website.
I have had many opportunities to use any one of a number of types of power in the process of killing hair. By the time I had finished school, I had worked on some of the most difficult and challenging cases that I could find. In school I experimented on myself exhaustively with every type of machine and setting that I could use. As a client who had approximately 400 hours of work done on me, I learned a great deal from both ends of that needle that has helped me to this day. I no longer do “FLASH THERMOLYSIS” on clients, but, in fact, I had worked with the process extensively. I found that this process was not capable of permanence as well as the Blend and Galvanic methodologies. I also found that repeated trials on deep facial hair yielded dismal and potentially damaging results.
I left school a firm believer in multi-needle galvanic, but it only took about 2 months to realize that while the 16 channel concept was good, the design left a lot to be desired at the needle end where the tangle of wires and the movement of the patient were a constant annoyance. I found that claims of 900 hairs per hour were difficult to substantiate.
From 1994 until 2000, I favored high galvanic low thermolysis, single needle style of blend electrolysis. It worked well. Since 2000, I have undertaken to improve various aspects of galvanic operation. Galvanic continued to prove far superior to any other method and in 2000, I dropped thermolysis from my practice. Please read my section on Galvanic Electrolysis for more information. About 2003-2004, I had the good fortune to work with a laser physicist who was an engineer for a company in Silicon Valley building lasers for surgical use. *sigh* and laser electrolysis. I had over 40 hours of one-on-one amidst dinner napkins with formulas and wave sketches. I learned more than most schools teach laser electrologists.
22+ years and over 30,000 hours of working experience with particularly difficult hair cases
In over 30,000 hours of working experience with difficult hair, I have cleared numerous faces without any marks, scars or premature aging. Not one client who ever started with me has had the need for dermabrasion or laser-peel. In fact, they generally appear 10 – 15 years younger than actual age. I think it is worth noting here that my work has even drawn rave reviews from well-known plastic surgeons who formerly referred clients to a flash thermolysis operator. Needless to say, my genital clearings have also drawn kudos from almost every major SRS surgeon in the business.
Today, my clientele possesses a wide variety of hair problems and literally, there is no place that hair can grow that I have not gone. My reputation is growing nicely with people from all nationalities and backgrounds seeking treatments.
25 years experience in electrical, power, and communications fields
College trained plus 5 years experience in the machine tooling fields