Did you know?

If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't zap the hairs. Plucking, waxing, threading, or tweezing before your hair removal appointment reduces the number of hairs your electrologist can remove.

Electrolysis Tip

It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!

Never tweeze between treatments.

Electrolysis Tip

Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, Remove makeup prior to your electrolysis appointment.so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.

Did you Know?

Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.

Electrolysis Tip

HydrateHydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.

Electrolysis Tip

Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.

Electrolysis Tip

For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.

Did you know?

The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.

Electrolysis Tip

Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.

Did you know?

Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.

Electrolysis Solutions

For Athletes
For Breasts & Sensitive Areas
For Coarse, Wavy Hair
For Darker Skin
For Hormonal Changes/PCOS
For Men
For Teenagers
For Transgender People

Consultations & Appointments

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Irina Cardos, LE, CPE, CE - Electrologist

Precision Hair Removal and Skin Care
Irina Cardos, LE, CPE, CE

Locations

Wilmette, IL Office

773-654-1132
3612 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091

Chicago, IL Office

773-654-1132
1834 West Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Professional Memberships

American Electrology Association
Electrology Association of Illinois
Laura's Playground

Professional Credentials
& Accomplishments

Certified Professional Electrologist
IL State Licensed Electrologist
Certified Clinical Esthetician
Graduate of Accurate Academy of Electrology
Graduate of Estelle Skin Care and Spa Institute

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Links and Resources

American Electrology Association
Electrology Association of Illinois
Laura's Playground
Transgender MTF Electrolysis from About You Hair Removal in Wilmette, IL
Traditional Electrolysis from About You Hair Removal in Champaign, IL
Salon Elan Vital

Hotel Accommodations

Residence Inn Chicago Wilmette rating 4 Stars
Residence Inn - Wilmette
3205 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, Il 60091
Do not book online, call directly and mention you are patient of The Zukowski Center for a 15% room discount 847-251-6600

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-North Shore rating 4 Stars
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-North Shore - Skokie
9500 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Il 60077
Do not book online, call directly and mention you are patient of The Zukowski Center 847-679-7000

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-North Shore/Skokie rating 5 Stars
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-North Shore - Skokie
5201 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il 60077
Do not book online, call directly 847-583-1111

Staybridge Suites - Glenview rating 4 Stars
Staybridge Suites - Glenview
2600 Lehigh Ave. Glenview Illinois 60026
Do not book online, call directly and mention you are patient of The Zukowski Center for a room discount
847-657-0002

Extended Stay Chicago - Skokie rating 2 Stars
Extended Stay Chicago - Skokie
5211 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il 60077
Do not book online, call directly and mention you are patient of The Zukowski Center for a room discount
847-663-9031

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