Trans-Owned and Operated
Welcome to Trans-cend Electrolysis
Isabella Nicole is a transgender woman and the owner and operator of Transcend Electrolysis. She has extensive education in the fields of cosmetology, aesthetics and electrolysis. Receiving an A.A.S. degree in the field of Cosmetology. She is state licensed in Pennsylvania to practice cosmetology, aesthetics and electrolysis under her license.
Trans-cend Electrolysis has a private office in the heart of Center City Philadelphia on the 7th floor of the Philadelphia Building. The building has quickly become the destination for entrepreneurs, arts and cultural groups, for profits and not for profits, and startups to work side by side.
Our Private Location
1315 Walnut St #717
Free Consultations available
Electrolysis rates $80 an hour
30 minute $40 and 15 minute $25 sessions available
Private office in Center City
All modalities available
All services performed by a state licensed and trained professional
What is electrolysis?
Why should I choose electrolysis over other hair removal methods?
Electrolysis is the only true permanent hair removal method and the only treatment recognized as permanent by the FDA.
Why should I choose electrolysis over other temporary methods like laser and waxing?
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), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
How many treatments are required?
How much will treatments cost?
Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment or is regrowth to be expected?
Excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism can range from fine, vellus hair to dark, coarse hair on the face and body. Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated with one treatment; thus, breaking down the hair growth cells may require additional treatments. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.
What is the normal growth cycle of a hair?
Hairs have differing cycles of growth, many of which are not visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. The follicle produces the hair from the blood supply, and discards it eventually through shedding. The process of growth, rest and replacement are known as the hair growth cycle. The sequence of events is repeated constantly until a hair ceases to be formed.
What does electrolysis feel like?
Electrolysis treatments sting, but individual tolerances vary greatly. Even the most sensitive person should be able to tolerate the treatments. The sting from treatment is quick, and then it's over.
Does electrolysis have any side effects on the skin?
Immediately following treatment, there may be slight redness, which varies with each individual. The latest technology has made electrolysis more comfortable and effective than ever before. Your electrologist will provide you with post treatment instructions and the personal attention you need. You are assured of the best care from a skilled hair removal professional.
Can unwanted hair be removed from anywhere on the body?
Electrolysis works on all skin and hair types It can be applied to most facial and body parts, including: eyebrows, chin, upper & lower lip, jaw line & sides of the face, breast & underarms, abdomen, bikini line, legs and back. Based on a personal and confidential consultation, your electrologist will design a treatment plan that addresses your specific hair removal needs.
Can women begin or have electrolysis treatments during pregnancy?
Unwanted hair can be caused by hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy. Electrolysis can be performed on any normal skin. This includes pregnant women. We suggest that you seek the advice of your physician before beginning treatment.
Can hairs be removed from moles?
Electrolysis can be performed in most moles where licensing regulations allow it. Your electrologist may require written approval from your physician.
My grandmother used to get electrolysis treatments. Has the technology changed much?
Permanent hair removal using electrolysis has come a long way since its beginnings in 1875. Today's computer technology enables the electrologist to work with more speed and comfort. Epilators are much quicker, utilizing current timings of thousandths of a second over the longer current applications of the past, plus, intensity settings can now be modulated to varying proportions. The instruments and equipment used in a contemporary electrologist's office are just part of the changes that have occurred in the electrolysis industry.
How does electrolysis work these days?
All three original modalities used in electrolysis treatments have evolved. The galvanic (true electrolysis) modality still causes a chemical decomposition of the hair follicle cells; the thermolysis (high frequency, shortwave) still destroys the hair growing cells with heat; and the blend (or sequential) still combines galvanic and high frequency to disable the hair follicle.
I heard electrolysis was painful. Is that true?
What about pre-GRS Electrolysis for transgender women?
Anyone considering sex reassignment surgery is strongly urged to consult with their surgeon about genital electrolysis prior to SRS. In many cases, genital electrolysis can help eliminate the need for skin grafts taken from the abdomen or hips, and it can help prevent the problem of hair growth inside the vagina post-surgically.
I have been going to Isabella for electrolysis on my face weekly for 2 hour sessions. We are making great progress. The facility is very easy to get to in center city and is also very clean. She is always on time for appointments and is very knowledgable in her craft. I highly recommend her.
Isabella was wonderful, very knowledgeable about post-menopausal hair growth, something that is not talked about and embarrassing, but she made me feel very comfortable about the entire process.
Isabella is a consummate professional. From the moment we met and throughout our sessions, I felt completely at ease, and always looked forward to our next meetings.
1315 Walnut St, Ste 717, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Flexible Hours By Appointment, Including Evenings and Weekends