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The North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners takes all complaints seriously and investigates according to the statutes and rules set forth in N.C.G.S. 88A and 21 NCAC 19 respectively.


All complaints must be in writing, be signed, and contain the complainant’s name, address, and telephone number, together with the name, address and telephone number of the person against whom the complaint is made. The complaint should provide a specific and detailed summary of the incident, including all evidence in support of the allegation.


Click the links below for the complete procedure and the complaint submission form. 


Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


The Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates electrolysis equipment and lasers. The FDA website provides information on the various forms of hair removal including electrolysis and laser hair reduction. 





What is electrolysis? 

Electrolysis is a safe and effective method of hair removal. During the procedure a fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a small electric current destroys the growth center of the follicle. This prevents hair from regrowing.

What areas can be treated with electrolysis?

Electrolysis can be used on most facial and body parts - face, back, breasts, arms, legs, bikini lines, underarms, abdomen, eyebrows, and more. Electrolysis works on all skin types and hair types.

What is laser hair reduction? 

Laser hair reduction uses laser technology to remove hair. Light emitting devices (using various wavelengths, pulse widths, and energy outputs) target the melanin in the hair and destroy it. Laser hair removal is not permanent and may not be effective on all skin and hair types. 

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