Electrolysis Tip

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

Electrolysis Tip

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

Never tweeze between treatments.

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?

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?

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.

Did you Know?

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

Electrolysis Tip

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

Electrolysis Tip

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

Electrolysis Tip

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.

Electrolysis Tip

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

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


About Electrolysis Clinic of Portland

The Electrolysis Clinic has been established in downtown Portland since 1940.

In this professional environment, we can permanently remove your unwanted hair in a caring and comfortable setting.

As part of our commitment to giving the best possible treatment to our clientele, we regularly attend continuing education seminars and upgrade equipment and techniques.

We are latex free, use sterile disposable probes and can customize your Electrolysis treatments with Blend, Galvanic or Thermolysis and modality combinations available today with newer computerized epilation that is comfortable and effective. We have Dectro/Apilus, Fischer, and Clareblend epilators at our office.

Our office, in the Selling Building, is convenient to the bus mall, light rail, and parking. The clinic is located on Alder Street between Broadway and 6th Street. On the first floor is Moonstruck Chocolates. We are on the ninth floor in Suite 920. Directly across from us is the Star Park Alder Street Parking Garage.


About Sheila Ahern, LE, CPE

Sheila Ahern - Electrologist

"Electrolysis solved my hair growth problem and I never tire of seeing the change it makes for others."

Sheila is a Licensed and Board Certified Electrologist. She has been an active member and either an elected or appointed participant in the Oregon Association of Licensed Electrologists and its national affiliate, the American Electrology Association. She has aided the state licensing program in various capacities. Sheila is a graduate of the Wilshire School of Electrolgy in Los Angeles and has been in practice since 1978.


About Irina McGaughey LE

Irina McGaughey - Electrologist

"Electrolysis makes you look and feel better - more beautiful or handsome. I look forward to helping you by being your Electrologist."

Irina studied electrolysis at The Portland Aesthetic Institute. She moved to Portland from Russia in 2001. Irina graduated from medical school in Vladivostok, Russia in 1992 and practiced medicine for over 6 years as an Ob/Gyn. Irina cares about people and provides excellent service with knowledge and dignity. She speaks English and Russian.


Choose a job you love, and you will
never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

Locations and Contact Information

Contact information, office locations, and appointment hours are available on our Contact page.


  • Shortwave (Thermolysis)
  • Galvanic
  • Blend


Oregon Association of Licensed Electrologists Member of Oregon Association of Licensed Electrologists
The Oregon Association of Licensed Electrologists, Inc. (OALE) was founded in 1972 to further the continuing education of electrologists. It provides interaction and communication through member newsletters and seminars for all electrologists. On a national level, OALE is an affiliate of the American Electrology Association (AEA), participating in its meetings and sharing its information with our members.

Other Credentials

  • Licensed Electrologists
  • Graduate of Wilshire School of Electrolgy (Sheila)
  • Graduate of Portland Aesthetic Institute (Irina)

Dectro Apilus 3G & Platinum


Electrolysis Clinic of Portland invests in quality equipment, including the Dectro Apilus 3G & Platinum, to ensure that your treatment is comfortable, safe, and effective.

Additional Equipment

  • Clareblend Ultrablend
  • Fischer CBX
  • Autoclave Sterilization
  • Sterile, disposable probes