Client Testimonials

All Testimonials were received from clients of their own free will, without compensation.

The whole process is fantastic...

Rating: ★★★★★
I have nothing but positive things to say about About You Permanent Hair Removal. From the moment you enter the office to the moment you leave, I was treated with respect and courtesy. Furthermore, Belle and her fellow electrologist, Irina, are sweet and care about your comfort. Having your hair removal done in a doctor's office allows for consistent attention to your situation and 'top-ups' for your painkillers are always just minutes away. The whole process is fantastic and I will continue to exclusively utilize About You for my hair removal. And one last thing—it's worth the flight from my home in Tampa, FL.

Client Summary:
Cosette, Age 30
Female
Tampa, Florida
Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face, Neck, Chest, Stomach


There is no comparison...

Rating: ★★★★★
Very, very, very satisfied! I've been to another place that does the full clearing and there is no comparison, the experience with Belle is soooooo much better. The work is excellent, the sedation really helps, and I was treated like a person, not a credit card number. In my opinion, Belle is the best! I will refer all my friends to Belle.

Client Summary:
Sarah, Age 59
Female
Honolulu, Hawaii
Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face, Chest, South Pole


I am excited to see the results...

I have only had one treatment, but am definitely seeing a reduction in growth. These appointments are very personal in nature, and Belle and her staff make you feel very welcome. In her consultations Belle is very up front about what you should expect, so there are no surprises that come up after the treatment to make you feel remorse.

As a transgender woman over thirty, I have an unfortunately thick beard area. This means that in order to see results, I opted for the large volume clearing with sedation and nerve blocks. Unfortunately, we discovered that I absorb lidocaine very quickly and need to be re-stuck a bit more often than the average patient. Dr. Zukowski and his nurses were very friendly and treated me with a lot of respect.

Belle and her partner Electrologist have a very soft touch, and do what they can to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Because of the nature of the treatment, it is difficult to avoid pain or discomfort completely, but I want results and I want them as soon as possible. I understand what I'm in for.

The experience was very positive, and I am excited to see the results so far and ready to get back in the chair to keep things moving.

Client Summary:
Devlin, Age 31
Female
Central Illinois
Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face, Neck


Excellent results after first time...

Rating: ★★★★★
Just completed my second session of full facial removal. Excellent results after first time, and looking forward to results when I go back. Staff is excellent and caring, even down to the dear Dr. who gives you the injections (which do hurt Dr.) to take the pain away. Just all around excellence.

Client Summary:
Barbara, Age 68
Female
Central Illinois
Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face, Neck


Faster results then I ever imagined...

Rating: ★★★★★
My experience with About You Hair Removal has been nothing short of fabulous. After countless visits to my local electrologist, it became clear to me that the process was owning me rather than me owning my process. Never to be one with great patience, I decided to research whether there would be a quicker, more effective way to attain the results I was looking for. After great consideration, I decided to travel to Chicago, only a quick and inexpensive flight away. The fact that you are sedated was totally appealing to me. I DON'T like pain. After moving into my twilight sleep, I awoke noticing I wasn't feeling any pain. As for results, simply incredible. With each clearing I noticed I had traveled significantly closer to my goal. The price, it was totally in line with what I had already been paying. My end result has been total satisfaction and much faster results then I ever imagined. I can't thank Belle enough for what has been a completely pleasurable experience.

Client Summary:
Erica, Age 59
Female
Boston, Massachusetts
Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face


50% reduction from one clearing...

Rating: ★★★★★
Let me start by saying I LOVE Belle! I am so glad that I went to her. When I first started going to Belle, my face was a mess, hair was going crazy, and I had hair growing on my face,It had to go. Of course before I went to Belle, I was plucking the hair which is a no-no because that triggers more hair and faster growth. So, you have to stop plucking when you get electrolysis. I have been going to Belle for more than a year, and here is my breakdown of my experiences with her.

Pros:
  1. Belle is very knowledgeable and smart. She explains everything in great detail - even the pain factor and side effects. (everyone has a different pain threshold).
  2. Convenience in scheduling an appointment. I can call or text Belle and usually get an appointment very quickly.
  3. Office is clean. I have personally witnessed Belle cleaning the office after my appt.
  4. Belle is very professional. Sometimes I get hair removed from the most intimate places. Have never felt any discomfort about this.
  5. Belle's office is very private.
  6. Belle has a wonderful bedside manner. We have the best "hair" conversations! She genuinely cares about her clients. Extremely easy to talk to, listens, and provides insight as well. I enjoy our talks.
  7. She is never late.
  8. Her treatments are very effective. I am running out of hair to treat!
  9. I have made a great friend who TRULY understands what I am going through.
  10. She goes so far above and beyond for her clients, way more then anyone I know. You are not just a name or a check, you are treated like a person.
Cons:
  1. Electrolysis is pricey- so if your wallet is looking thin you may need to save because for the hair removal to be effective you should have multiple treatments within a short amount of time. To me the expense is worth it, because this hair removal is permanent. If I don't have to shave or tweeze again, I am all for it.
  2. I am running out of hair...so eventually there won't be a need for me to see Belle anymore.
First clearing took 30 hours, second clearing took 15 hours. Thats a 50% reduction from one clearing.

Bottom line: I highly recommend Belle! Electrolysis is slightly painful for me, but I don't even notice because Belle is that good. She is so effective. I noticed the improvement after the first treatment. Besides, the talks that you have with Belle are so wonderful and comforting, you will not even notice the discomfort. Try her, and you will not be sorry, nor will you want to try anyone else.

Client Summary:
Kathryn, Age 30
MtF
Laguna Beach, California
Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face, Neck


Feeling confident of my appearance...

Rating: ★★★★★
As a transitioning MTF transsexual living full-time as a woman, I found About You Permanent Hair Removal to be the perfect solution for me to eliminate my facial hair both affordably and in the least amount of time. Rather than having to grow out sections of my beard each week in preparation for a painful one or two hour electrolysis session, I do it once every six weeks and have my entire beard cleared in a single, nearly painless marathon session.

Of course, large volume face and neck hair removal by electrolysis is an inherently painful and traumatic procedure, and to be honest, I worried about that in the beginning. The experience turned out to be much better than I feared. The pain management and control procedures that are integrated into their whole hair removal process in association with the Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Surgery were very effective from start to finish. My electrologists, Belle working on my left, and Irina on my right, constantly monitored my comfort level throughout the procedure, and took immediate steps to make me as comfortable as possible. I really appreciated the topical numbing and sedation that's given to take the sting out of those initial nerve block injections. Through most of the electrolysis procedure, I felt no pain at all. I even drifted off to sleep at times.

I have completed two clearings to date. In both sessions, my skin reacted well to the procedures and techniques that Belle uses, including state-of-the-art epilator technology. I had moderate swelling, but no skin lesions or blistering, and only minor redness in the denser areas of my beard. After my first session, I was back using makeup and feeling confident of my appearance just five days into my recovery. Following my second clearing, I was out in public (without makeup) after just 48 hours. Of course, everyone is unique in their reaction and recovery time, but I attribute my rapid recoveries in large part to the skill and experience of my electrologists to minimize trauma to the skin.

One can't kill off facial hair by being too conservative, however. There are many factors influencing the effectiveness of electrolysis. All I can say is that I'm so pleased with the results I've gotten so far. I experienced a nearly 50% 'kill rate' on my first clearing. That's remarkable for flash thermolysis where a 25% kill is common. If these results continue, it means reduced overall time and expense to my becoming permanently free of facial hair. That's really important to me.

Finally, I have to highlight the exceptional personal attention that I've gotten from Belle beginning with my first consultation at the Southern Comfort Conference to my latest recovery follow-up interactions. I've always felt so comfortable around her. She understands my feelings and needs so well, and goes beyond what I ever expected in making sure I have as pleasant an experience as possible. She dedicates herself to doing the best for every client. Would I recommend About You Permanent Hair Removal to a friend? Absolutely.

Client Summary:
Clara Kay, Age 68
MtF
Chicago, Illinois
Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face, Neck


I will stay a loyal customer...

Rating: ★★★★★
Highly recommended, with all the services provided and friendly staff I will stay a loyal customer!

Client Summary:
Natasha, Age 42
MtF
Dexter, Missouri
Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face, Neck, Chest, South Pole


Belle has consistently been devoted to the pursuit of excellence...

I've had a professional relationship with Belle over the past 4-5 years, both as a client and as a colleague seeking basic electrology information. Belle has consistently been devoted to the pursuit of excellence in seeking PERMANENT hair removal. Belle meets the standards necessary for practice in Illinois and her credentials as a CPE exceeds the norm.

Suzanne Anderer
Illinois School of Electrology


The results were amazing...

Rating: ★★★★★
Belle explained everything unbelievably accurately. The experience she shared prior to the procedure was spot on, down to the smallest of details. For example, she used an oversized model to show me what the procedure would entail exactly. She then described the two currents and then she told me about two other clients in similar situations. Both of these young ladies ultimately chose the less intense technique. I was thinking oh no, I'm tough I can do it, but sure enough given the option I chose the less intense for my first treatment. The results were amazing. I did not achieve complete resolution of my problem, but I would estimate 95%. After about a week the problem slowly started to return but it is reduced about 40-50%. I am looking forward to my next session and I am confident I have not only found the solution to my problem, but the absolute best provider to deliver it.

Client Summary:
Dr. Jessica, Age 33
Female
Bloomington, Illinois
Traditional Electrolysis
Areas Treated: Face, Chin, Upper Lip, Navel


A virtually pain-free experience...

Rating: ★★★★★
My experiences at About You Permanent Hair Removal in Champaign (at the Church Street Square) have been most gratifying: Belle is very knowledgeable and caring when it comes to permanent hair removal, having several years of experience under her belt; she offers a clean and sanitary facility, using the latest tools and technology; her prices are lower than other leading electrologists; her results have been most effective; and she provides a relaxing and virtually pain-free environment. I would highly recommend her. A virtually pain-free experience(s) from a professional electrologist, who has my best interest and concern for the removal of my unwanted hair.

Client Summary:
Sophie, Age 47
MtF
Central Illinois
Traditional Electrolysis & Large Volume Hair Removal
Areas Treated: Face, Neck


Quick but accurate...

Rating: ★★★★★
Belle is very knowledgeable and experienced, and she is very good at what she does. I've had several treatments with her and only good experiences. She's quick but accurate, and I've been very happy with the results.

Client Summary:
Jessica, Age 25
Female
Bloomington, Illinois
Traditional Electrolysis
Areas Treated: Chin, Bikini


Get the best treatment and results...

Rating: ★★★★★
My experience at About You in Champaign was a good one. Belle creates a warm inviting environment and is easy to talk to. Dealing with a true professional, I am able to ask the questions I want to and get the best treatment and results for my unique needs. There is also a discount for new customers. The process is efficient and never leaves marks on my skin.

Client Summary:
Kristin, Age 23
Female
Champaign, Illinois
Traditional Electrolysis
Areas Treated: Face, Belly, Bikini


Well worth the long drive...

I have now been to two 4 hour sessions with Belle at her Champaign office, and the problem areas on my neck have been considerably reduced (Thick hairs growing in at very odd angles). Belle has been very professional, and kept me comfortable, engaged and distracted with interesting conversation throughout the procedures. I look forward to continuing the process of removing the rest of the unwanted hair. Her technique is well worth the long drive, Thanks Belle!

Client Summary:
Kathryn, Age 56
Female
St. Louis, Missouri
Traditional Electrolysis
Areas Treated: Lower Neck