Did you Know?

Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.

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Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.

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HydrateHydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.

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Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, Remove makeup prior to your electrolysis appointment.so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.

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Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.

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For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.

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It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!

Never tweeze between treatments.

Did you know?

The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.

Did you know?

Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.

Did you know?

If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't zap the hairs. Plucking, waxing, threading, or tweezing before your hair removal appointment reduces the number of hairs your electrologist can remove.

Electrolysis Solutions

For Athletes
For Breasts & Sensitive Areas
For Coarse, Wavy Hair
For Darker Skin
For Hormonal Changes/PCOS
For Men
For Teenagers
For Transgender People

Sheila Ahern LE, CPE<br />Irina McGaughey, LE - Electrologist

Electrolysis Clinic of Portland
Sheila Ahern LE, CPE
Irina McGaughey, LE


Portland Office

610 SW Alder St, Ste 920
Portland, OR 97205
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Sat: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Closed Wed and Sun


Click here to view our Rates and Policies

Professional Memberships

American Electrology Association
Oregon Association of Licensed Electrologists


Certified Professional Electrologist
Licensed Electrologists
Graduate of Wilshire School of Electrolgy (Sheila)
Graduate of Portland Aesthetic Institute (Irina)

Areas Served

Portland, OR
And Surrounding Areas


Electrolysis is the intelligent choice before you ever tweeze or after temporary methods have made hair heavier or did not fulfill your expectations. Electrolysis results are progressive and predictable during the course of treatment.

Whether you just want to have a cleaner appearance, or have unwanted hair due to hormone changes/conditions such as menopause or PCOS, thyroid problems or stress related hair growth, we can help you. Our clients are women, men, in transition, and teens. Most everyone has some hair they can do without. Those who need post-laser follow up are welcome, too.

Not many people know that Electrolysis has been in use for permanent hair removal since 1875.

Due to a lack of information, many people have used temporary methods such as tweezing, waxing, sanding, lasering, or shaving. Tweezing and waxing have been shown to actually increase the coarseness and density of hair growth. Laser hair removal has shown inconsistent results and cannot treat all the colors, types and stages of hair that Electrolysis can.

Electrolysisi Hair Removal TreatmentElectrolysis works by treating each individual hair and follicle. The target of destruction is the hair papilla. The papilla provides blood flow for hair and follicle growth. That is where our current is directed. Be patient. It takes awhile to treat all the hair and hair cycles. It is easiest to treat hair that has never been tweezed or waxed, but Electrolysis will successfully eliminate your unwanted hair regardless of what you have used in the past.

Before you come in let the facial or body hair grow a bit - 1/8-1/4" will do. If your hair is in a mole or birthmark, or if you have certain implanted devices we will need your Dr.'s ok before beginning. Otherwise, after we answer your questions and tell you more about the process we can begin. The length of an appointment and the time between appointments is determined by each individual client's needs, growth rate and tolerance. As the hair goes away you will have fewer and shorter treatments until there is no more to do.

Schedule your complimentary permanent hair removal consultation today!

What is


The term electrolysis is used to describe all methods of permanent hair removal. The electrolysis modality was the first method used to remove hair permanently back in 1875. The term electrolysis branded the process of permanent hair removal.

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Electrolysis offers FDA approved permanence for all skin and hair types

Whatever your hair removal needs may be, electrolysis has a solution.
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