KB Electrolysis

Welcome to KB Electrolysis!

“She did an amazing job…” – Angela            “So glad I did it!!” – Fred

“…a true professional electrologist!” – Mary


Electrolysis has been around since 1875 when Dr. Charles Michel, Ophthalmologist, first used it to successfully remove ingrown eyelashes from a patient.

With a track record of over 135 years, Electrolysis is the longest established method of permanent hair removal and has the most effective results!

Electrolysis is the ONLY method of PERMANENT hair removal and is approved by the FDA as such.

The success of electrolysis is largely due to the skill and knowledge of the electrologist. As an unregulated field of expertise in the State of New York, you can rest assured I have the training and skill to help rid you of unwanted hair. Massachusetts Registered Electrologists receive the most in depth training in the nation.

See more about Kathryn’s credentials here – About Kathryn.

My Promise to You

To help build your self-esteem and a positive self-image by successfully and permanently relieving you of unwanted body and facial hair.

Your Promise to Me

To cooperate with recommendations and treatment schedule made by your electrologist.

Call Today for a Free Consultation or Make an Appointment!
(212) 655-5771


Why Electrolysis Should Be Your Hair Removal Choice

Electrolysis is PERMANENT! Tweezing, waxing, shaving, bleaching and threading are all temporary methods of hair removal that require time and (sometimes daily) maintenance. Some methods even contribute to an increase in hair growth, and cause distorted hair follicles which contribute to ingrown hairs and acne.

Laser hair removal systems are also considered “temporary” because in some cases the hair grows back, although, the hair that grows in is usually lighter and finer. In recent years, laser clinics, medical spas, and plastic surgeons’ offices have been quite loose with their use of the term “permanent hair removal.” The question is what do they mean by permanent? While lasers are FDA approved, the FDA does not allow for the marketing of technologies and services that state permanent hair removal. This means that you shouldn’t expect to permanently remove every single hair from the targeted area; however, you can expect to remove the vast majority of it. Hence, the FDA’s use of the term “permanent hair reduction” rather than permanent hair removal.

Electrolysis is EFFECTIVE! The beauty of electrolysis is that it is effective on anyone and any hair variety. Other methods, in particular laser hair removal, have very distinctive specifications about who’s able to receive the procedure based on the coloration of their skin and the color of the hairs. Electrolysis does not possess these limitations. The treatment plan can be utilized on the darkest of skins as well as the lightest of hairs – even quite fine hairs which can be barely observable to the eye. Learn more here – About Electrolysis.

Electrolysis is FDA APPROVED! Electrolysis is the only hair removal system which is regarded as permanent by the FDA of the United States. (Excerpt from FDA resource: Removing Hair Safely)

Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method, since it destroys the hair follicle.

As indicated above, laser hair removal systems reduce the amount of hair and is approved by the FDA as reduction only and not for permanent hair removal. (Excerpt from FDA resource: Laser Facts)

Several manufacturers received FDA permission to claim, “permanent reduction,” NOT “permanent removal” for their lasers. This means that although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair. The specific claim granted is “intended to effect stable, long-term, or permanent reduction” through selective targeting of melanin in hair follicles.

Electrolysis hair removal WORKS on the toughest of cases. Regardless of the cause of your unwanted hair, whether it is purely cosmetic or a symptom of a medical condition such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing’s disease or a hormonal change causing an increase in testosterone, Electrolysis can work for you.

Why Kathryn Butters, Licensed & Registered Electrologist in NYC

You won’t find many, if any, Licensed and Registered Electrologists in NYC. This is because New York does not require its electrologists to be licensed. Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia license electrolysis as a profession. New York is not one of them. In licensed states, the required training ranges from 300 to 1500 hours. Keep in mind that in an unlicensed state no training is required. Schools of electrology usually require a minimum of 120 hours, designed for those in unlicensed states. Kathryn was licensed in the state of Massachusetts, requiring 1100 hours and continuing education. With that in mind, look for an electrologist who has a diploma of training. The licensed electrologist will often use the credentials “LE” or “RE” (registered electrologist) after their name. Learn more here about Kathryn’s Credentials.

At KB Electrolysis, we use only pre-sterilized, disposable electrolysis needles and follow proper sanitation, sterilization and safety precautions. KB Electrolysis also uses the latest state-of-the-art computerized equipment. However, the best equipment is no substitute for skill. Skill and equipment together will provide the client with a more comfortable and effective treatment.

The 21st Century has brought us to an age of information that exceeds anything known before. Consumers should be aware that there are practitioners from all walks of life who lack the skills needed for their chosen profession. The electrology profession began in the late 1800′s, and the 20th Century provided us with technology and information about the body’s physiology that amaze us still. Education and technology won’t override skills, but they indicate an investment in the profession. Kathryn has made such an investment in her chosen profession and has the skill to help rid you of undesirable hair growth. There is nothing wrong with consulting with several electrologists in your area before choosing one. The savvy consumer will be knowledgeable about the procedure, will communicate openly with the electrologist, will follow treatment recommendations, and will get results.

We’re confident that once you’ve done the research, you will call KB Electrolysis.

Call Today for a Free Consultation or Make an Appointment!
(212) 655-5771