Meet Kim Rimmer, CPE
Certified Professional Electrologist
My name is Kim Rimmer and I am a Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) with two locations; one located in beautiful Upper Bucks County, PA, and our newest location in Elkland, PA. I am a member of the American Electrolysis Association. I received my electrolysis training at the American Institute of Education located in Santa Ana, CA. and the Atlanta School of Electrolysis, Atlanta, GA.
Being the owner and operator of Electrolysis by Kim, LLC, I am committed to excellence in the service I provide to my clients. I am also committed to maintaining professional competence through continuing education. It is important to me that my clients are served well and are provided a comfortable, confidential, and relaxing environment. You will find that here.
HIGH QUALITY STANDARDS
I exclusively use thermolysis; an electrolysis modality in which I have obtained successful results over the course of my career. Your comfort, safety, and successful treatments are my top priorities.
I adhere to the standards of sterilization set forth by the American Electrolysis Association in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control.
I attended AIE (American Institute of Education) located in Santa Ana, CA for my electrolysis education and training as well as the Atlanta School of Electrolysis located in Atlanta, GA.
Attended Aesthetics System Training Institute, Santa Ana, CA for training in Thermocoagulation.
I continue to learn the latest techniques, advancements, and information regarding hair growth/removal through continuing education.
I am a Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) through the International Board of Certified Electrologist Certification. The CPE credential signifies that my knowledge has been tested and measured against a national standard of excellence.
My commitment to keeping this credential, through ongoing continuing education, exemplifies my dedication to my profession.
Member of American Electrology Association
I specialize in just one thing: hair removal through electrolysis - the ONLY FDA approved method for permanent hair removal.
You can be assured that when you come in for your treatments you are getting your permanent hair removal services from an experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable professional who is committed to providing clients with accurate information and quality service.
I've worked with clients with PCOS, hirsutism, paradoxical hypertrichosis (increased hair growth after laser) hormonal/health issues, all of which have resulted in the need or desire to have hair removed permanently.
Electrolysis is the only
permanent solution to hair removal.
Clients new to Electrolysis by Kim, LLC must schedule a consultation. This FREE consultation will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes.
15 minute treatment ................ $45
20 minute treatment .............. $50
30 minute treatment .............. $65
45 minute treatment .............. $80
60 minute treatment .............. $95
75 minute treatment .............. $120
90 minute treatment ............. $140
Treatments and consultations are available by appointment only.
24-hour notice required for cancellations
Please be on time for your appointment. Late arrivals will be charged according to the scheduled appointment and extended time may not be available due to scheduled clients. Should you arrive early for your appointment, please come to the door at the SCHEDULED time of your appointment. I am unable to attend to early arrivals.
Available for appointments between 8 am through 8 pm.
Payment is due at time of treatment. Currently accepting cash, check and Venmo payments.
What is electrolysis?Electrology is the science of permanent hair removal. The term electrolysis is used to describe all methods of PERMANENT hair removal. There are three modalities used today that fall under the heading of electrolysis. Galvanic uses a direct current to produce a chemical reaction in the hair follicle. Thermolysis uses an alternating current to produce heat in the follicle. The blend method combines galvanic current with a thermolysis current resulting in a combination of heat and a chemical reaction. All three modalities destroy hair germ cells. Electrolysis is a safe, time-tested method of permanent hair removal. A sterile disposable probe is inserted into each hair follicle followed by a brief application of one of the three modalities listed above. The hair hair detaches from the follicle and is extracted. Electrolysis is safe, efficient and permanent!
Which modality does Electrolysis by Kim, LLC use?The modality used by Electrolysis by Kim, LLC is thermolysis. Using state-of-the-art technology, a minute amount of electricity is applied to the hair follicle. This small amount of electrical current causes atoms in the tissue to become excited. The agitated atoms vibrate against each other and generate heat by friction. Surprisingly, the probe itself does not get hot. The tissue around the needle, however, becomes hot because of this agitation taking place brought on by the current. This heating is more intense in electrically conductive substances such as saltwater. Human tissue and blood contain abundant saltwater. So it is the moisture in the tissue surrounding the probe which becomes heated - not the probe. This process destroys the hair growth cells. Therefore, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is permanently eliminated.
Why should I choose electrolysis over other hair removal methods?Electrolysis is the only true permanent hair removal method and the only permanent treatment recognized by the FDA. Electrolysis is a time-tested method that was invented over 100 years ago to remove irritating, ingrown eyelash hairs. Over the course of this time there have been no serious side effects recorded. It is safe and it is permanent. Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results. Moreover, it does so for the largest variety of skin and hair types. Laser hair removal and IPL can work for reducing the hair in large areas, but the skin and hair conditions must be perfect for the specific method chosen. Laser and IPL will not remove lighter hair. Some people also experience paradoxical hypertrichosis after these treatments. Instead of removing hair, laser treatment can actually promote hair growth. Waxing, threading and tweezing are TEMPORARY methods. Additionally, they may cause an increase in hair growth activity. Depilatories and shaving can cause an irritation to the skin while the hair regrows quickly. These methods can require a lifetime of maintenance. Many can appear inexpensive but cost more due to long term use and are found to be inconvenient. Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method for permanent hair removal. No other hair removal solution claims such universal acceptability and success.
Do electrologists follow appropriate infection control procedures?The American Electrology Association has written Standards for Infection Control following the most recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Electrolysis by Kim, LLC adheres to these standards.
How many treatments are required?The number of treatments necessary varies with each client. Each treatment session can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour depending on the area being treated as well as the quantity of hair present. Electrolysis takes an AVERAGE time-frame of 12-24 months to reach completion. It can also take an AVERAGE of 4-6 months of prescribed treatments before the permanent elimination of hair growth becomes noticeable. In the beginning, treatments are longer in duration and more frequent. Over time, treatment sessions will become shorter and be spaced further and further apart. Clients dealing with hormonal imbalances, medical disorders (Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, thyroid disorders, etc.) and certain medications may need additional maintenance treatments after the original hair problem has been resolved.
Are hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?All hairs treated can be eliminated permanently with one treatment. It's important to keep in mind that "undergrowth" (hair that has not yet hit the surface of the skin) always exists. Often times these hairs (undergrowth) are percieved as "regrowth" when they do hit the surface of the skin when in fact they are new hairs which have not been treated yet. All hairs are not visible at the same time due to the individual growth cycle of each follicle. Sometimes, very deep and course hair cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus, successful removal of these hairs may require additional treatments.
What does electrolysis feel like?Electrolysis usually does not cause any significant discomfort. Some individuals notice a brief sensation with each pulse while others do not detect anything. External variables can influence individual responses to a pulse. Modern electrolysis methods have reduced any discomfort to a mere tingling. Settings can be modified to increase comfort or tolerance and if necessary, a topical anesthetic can be used.
Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?Immediately following treatment, it is normal for the skin to sometimes look red and irritated, There can also be slight swelling. Darker skinned clients may experience hiperpigmentation. Scabbing is possible on the body. Some of these skin reactions can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. The most important thing to remember is that ALL of these side effects are TEMPORARY and part of the healing process. You will be be provided with post treatment instructions that will help in the healing of your skin and will also help to reduce the temporary side effects.
Can unwanted hair be removed from anywhere on the body?Electrolysis works on all skin and hair types and on all areas of the body. These areas include eyebrows, chin, upper & lower lip, jaw line & sides of the face, nape of neck, breasts, underarms, abdomen, bikini line, legs, toes, and back. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.
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(NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS LOCATION.) 4225 Durham Road
Ottsville, PA 18942
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208 Oak Avenue
Elkland, PA 16920