Transgender-recommended electrologists: Illinois

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Kelly Inc. Electrolysis Kelly Morrissy, CPE. Cassandra McCabe, LE/CPE. 137 N Oak Park Ave , suite 129, oak park , IL 60301 Phone: 708-386-GONE (4663) E-mail: Hours: by appointment only. Closed Wednesday, Sunday. Modality: Thermolysis: 90% , Blend 10%. Probes: disposable, insulated, straight. Chosen through: TG referral. Certification displayed, Wears gloves and mask.

Respondent comments: Kelly is the owner. Her business card states, "We specialize in female impersonators and the transgender community." Kelly's clients are almost all CDs and TSs, and she does the majority of MTFs in the Chicago area, including everyone from Chicago's famous Baton Show Lounge. Kelly also has very strong ties to Chicago's transgender resources and is a great source of information.

Respondent Comments: Wonderfully personable and pleasant, along with being a very caring person, helps make the otherwise painful experience much more bearable.  [4 TG ref., 99-01-12]

Suzanne Anderer Suzanne Anderer 28 East Lincoln Highway Frankfort, Illinois (815) 469-0050 (708) 429-5800 A.E.A. Board Certified. Teacher/Lecturer Electrologist.  Methods : 1). Blend; 2). Flash; 3). Multiple Needle Galvanic; 4). Magna Flash; 5). Manual High Frequency. Number of electrologists: 3. Hours: By appointment only, closed Sunday. Rate: $20.00 or $60.00. Chosen through advertisement, and dissatisfaction with previous one. Wears gloves. Respondent Comments: She is very informed, runs a school. Her treatment method is very effective. She has tg/ts clients. She offers student rates--her students work on you. [98-08-05, 2 TG refs]

Bodyworks Electrolysis 2618 W. Peterson Ave. Chicago IL 60659 (773) 508-1500 Anesthesia available, free parking, private appointments. Specialize in the T.G. community. Member of the American Electrology Association, Electrology Association of Illinois, and the International Guild of Professional Electrology. Hours 11am-11pm.  (97-10-06, aol)

1. Electrologist contact information
Electrologist name(s) Roxie and Prience
Company name Bodyworks
Address 2618 W. Peterson Ave
City, State, Zip Chicago, IL, 60659
Phone: 773 508 1500 or 773 505 1500
e-mail: n/a
website: n/a
2. Days open (put an X by applicable days)
Monday x
Tuesday x
Wednesday x
Thursday x
Friday x
Saturday x
3. Hours __ to ___ til 9pm, but often stay later or arrange late appointments
By appointment only? yes
4. Electrologist treatment information
Number of electrologists in office: 2
Treatment with two electrologists simultaneously available? unknown
Modality used (%)
Thermolysis x
Type of probes available:
disposable x--always show you the sealed needle before starting
multi-needle galvanic
Electrologist wears a mask. no
Electrologist wears gloves. yes

5. How you chose your electrologist:
TG referral
Internet x (TG resources by state)
Non-TG referral
Was consultation free? yes, but immediately followed by 2 hour session
Were hairs treated?
Were certification/training documents displayed. yes
6. Please state your opinion about this electrologist:
Roxie and Prience are fantastic. They are very good about security, privacy, and
after-treatment care. They also have incredibly flexible hours; my third session with
them was an all-nighter 10 hour marathon! I am extremely pleased with the results so
far. R&P are very understanding, and I felt very much at ease from the first session.
Their rates seem a bit high to me ($100/hr), but they have been worth every penny.

Sandy Carbone Sandy Carbone South Side Electrologist. Alsip, IL (708) 448-1605 Appointments only. Good and reasonable. Works out of a Doctors office and uses sterilized equipment.  (97-10-06, aol)

Dermal Arts Studio Sheila  8319 N. Kimball Avenue Skokie, IL 60076 (847) 676-4687. Web page: In practice serving the transgender community since 1986. RF Thermolysis, Galvanic Electrolysis, Blend, Unique 'Gentle-Touch' technique for improved comfort. Only $30/hr! Free consultation. Run by an actual member (post-op) of the transgender community.  (98-05-02, aol)

Electrolysis by Berta Ltd Berta Geber 325 W.Prospect Ave. Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (847) 394-8670. Number of electrologists: 2. By appointment only, closed Wed. and Sun. $68.00/hr. disposable probes. Chosen through: advertisement. Free consultation with hairs treated for free. Certification displayed, wears mask. Respondent Comments: Berta and Felicia are very helpful with answering about makeup clothes and any you might want know about transformation. Things that a mother would teach their daughters. [1 TG ref., 98-09-24] Respondent ratings: (0 = low, 10 = high)

Bodyworks Roxie & Prience 2618 W. Peterson Chicago, IL 60659 773-508-1500 Number of electrologists: 2. Closed Sunday. Hours: By appointment only. Hourly rate: $60.00.Types of probes available: disposable. Chosen through: TG referral. Free consultation with hairs treated for free. Certification displayed. Wears gloves and mask

Respondent Comments: Roxie & Prince are the most frendly and willing people that want to help you in any way they can. (1 TG ref, 98-11-07)

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Michele I Cronin CPE 109 W. Main Street Rockton, IL 20min from Rockford, IL. 61072 Phone: 815-624-2155 (Res: 815.629-2684)

E-mail: Hours: Su,M,T,Th,Sa 10:30-??:?? By appt only  Hourly rate: 80.00 Blocks: $600 for 10 hours. Modality used on respondent: Thermolysis: 100% Galvanic: 10% Blend: 10%. Chosen through: Advertisement

Respondent Comments:

Michele is freindly and open to the TG community and is considering doing Genital Electrolysis.- Her hours are flexible, and she is 20 minuets from the Cherry Valley Mall at Route 90 and Bypass 20.

Certified Professional Electrologist. Guest host of "The Electrolysis Corner" Radio Talk show, Editor of "The Electrolysis Corner" in print, and "The Electrolysis Minute" on the air, Member: AEA, EAI, and The International Board of Electrologist. Referred Exclusively by Rockford's most renowned physician's. "In order to ensure that a treatment is permanent, as periodically that you be show the follicle (The clear waxy substance surronding the root) after it has been epilated".

She has a 'free initial consultation and treatment', Free treatment per referal, Credit Cards accepted. She is the Editor of "The Electrolysis Minute" on the air in Rockford. She is a member of AEA, EAI, and the International Board. She has done a radio broadcast show on the air. [1 TG ref. 99-01-23]

Received December 2003:

The information below is no longer accurate and should be removed from the web page.

Michele moved to Ireland from the last information that I received and left no forwarding informtion.

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Joanne Laroca

Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: (815) 222-6766

2. Days open (put an X by applicable days)
Monday ?
Tuesday ?
Wednesday ?
Thursday ?
Friday ?
Saturday x

3. Hours Joanne takes clients by Appointment only.
4. Electrologist treatment information
Number of electrologists in office: 1 (one) Joanne
Thermolysis --- Yes
Galvanic --- Available
Blend --- Available
Type of probes available:
disposable --- x

Electrologist wears a mask. --- no
Electrologist wears gloves. --- Yes

5. How you chose your electrologist:
TG referral --- x
Advertisement --- x
Internet --- x
Was consultation free? --- Yes
Were hairs treated? --- Yes
Were certification/training documents displayed.

6. Please state your opinion about this electrologist:
Joanne is a very open and honest woman who has started doing electrolysis in the Rockford, Illinois area. Her rates are 65.00/hr and she is in a quiet and private area. She is open to transgender clients and when you talk with her please let her know that you are transgender. She does not have special hours for her TG cliental. Her address was left off intentially because I have not asked her if I can post it here, but If she allows the address to be posted I will post it in the future as well as an updated. Her skill is reasonable and she is interested in removing the hair the first time. Note: She has been trained by Suzanne Anderer and is using current equipment that is new and not something that is 10 or 15 years old. [December 2003]

Electrolysis by Trina

Trina Guggerty            

1500 N. Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
• 312-944-6747

110 E. Margaret ST. , Thornton, IL • 60476 708-431-6331


2. Days open (put an X by applicable days)
3. Hours:  By Appointment

Number of electrologists in office: 1
Treatment with two electrologists simultaneously available?   NO
Modality used (%)      
Thermolysis -Yes
Galvanic        Yes
Blend             Yes
Type of probes available:
disposable X
insulated X
tapered X

Electrologist wears a mask. X
Electrologist wears gloves.   X       
Was consultation  free?  Yes
Were certification/training documents displayed. Yes


2. Days open (put an X by applicable days)

Sunday Monday X Tuesday X Wednesday Thursday X Friday X Saturday X

3. Hours 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

By appointment only? Yes (Deposit required for appointment confirmation)

4. Electrologist treatment information: Primary service is large volume hair removal

The Center SHE CHICAGO 30 hr Package Details:

     We work with two technicians over a 2 day period to remove the largest amount of hair over 30 hours (15 hours per technician)

 including lymphatic recovery treatments to reduce swelling.  Your procedure will be performed under the both topical numbing creams, 

local nerve and field blocks with light narcotic twilight sleep, utilizing anti-swelling therapy. We use our proprietary progressive epilation

 coupled with insulated probes for further effectiveness and comfort.  All clients will receive post-epilatory iontophoresis and vibro-massage

 to reduce post-epilation trauma. We treat the face, body, breast and genital areas for pre-op and post-op FFS and GRS surgeries.

Three packages are listed on the site, 2 day 30 hr, 1 day 15 hr or a 1 day 7.5 hr. 

Number of electrologists in office: Between 1 and 4 LE's state licensed electrologists 2 have CPE's

Treatment with two electrologists simultaneously available? YES ( normal full beard removal,first clearing usually takes two days)

Equipment used: Apilus Platinum uses an ultra-rapid 27 MHz frequency that is twice as fast as any other epilator.  Thanks to its new modes

performed with this 27 MHz frequency ( PicoFlash, Synchro, PicoBlend, and EvoluBlend), it is able to specifically target and coagulate the cells

responsible for hair growth, thereby providing effectiveness and comfort never before seen in permanent hair removal.

Modality used (%)

Thermolysis 90% Galvanic 0% Blend 10%

Type of probes available:

disposable...........YES non-disposable.....No insulated.............YES non-insulated.......No straight...............YES tapered...............YES bulbous gold-plated..........1% of the time multi-needle galvanic..No

Electrologist wears a mask.....not always Electrologist wears gloves......YES ALWAYS

5. How you choose your electrologist:

TG referral..............................YES Advertisement..........................YES Internet....................................YES Non-TG referral........................YES Other: Doctor referral................YES

Was consultation free?...............YES Just fill out the pdf CLIENT MEDICAL/CASE HISTORY/INFORMATION AND EVALUATION FORM on the package page of the site and submit with photos

Were hairs treated?.....................YES lip chin sides neck chest south pole

Were certification/training documents displayed..........YES both State License (LE) and Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE)

6. Please state your opinion about this electrologist: 

I'm not just a client, I'm a sister, I'm not just a sister, 

I'm the owner of  About You Permanent Hair Removal I just want to make sure my sisters know of these services.

 Belle A. Brine was harnessing the power of electricity in a much larger form long before she became an electrologist.  

By the end of her 30-year career working as a Lead Operating Engineer at the University of Illinois, she had developed a deep understanding of electrical current.  She now uses that knowledge to help better utilize the power of the milliampere for permanent hair removal through electrolysis with the Apilus Platinum Systems.  

    Over the last 25 years, Belle has reached out to many electrologists nation-wide for assistance with her own hair removal needs.  Through this process, she was able to establish the strengths and weaknesses of certain hair removal modalities and techniques. After retiring from the University of Illinois, Belle has pursued her passion to give back to the community by sharing what she has learned to be effective and comfortable.  Whether your need is for traditional or large volume hair removal, you have found the place. We treat unwanted hair in all body areas and also aid in preparation for FFS and SRS/GRS surgeries.

    By creating ABOUT YOU PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL Belle can now connect those in need of large-volume hair removal with professional, licensed electrologists who can provide it. She has developed skills to maintain the highest sanitation and sterilization standards and provide the most professional care by becoming Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) at Parkland College.  She then studied at both the Illinois School of Electrology and Accurate Academy of Electrology to become a State Licensed Electrologist (LE).  She has also been tested through IBEC (The International Board of Electrologist Certification) and holds the title of Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE).  She uses the most advanced technology known to date and is able to provide client-specific care.


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