There is a great variety of occupations in different fields of industry, starting from yard-keeper, cook and finishing with that of a body piercer and dietician. Another is an Electrologist. Perhaps, not many people know what it is. Electrologist is a medical occupation which uses the skills of the electrolysis process and electrical pulse use with the purpose of removing hair roots, warts or moles (this is under Manitoba's Electrologist Trade Regulation). Before becoming certified, an electrologist should firstly take technical training, then complete on the job apprenticeship during one year.
An Eletrologist is trained for several special duties according to Apprenticeship Branch and industry standards. A list of those duties include: performing pre-depilation treatments; discussing problems with clients and defining physical conditions which make the electrolysis process reasonable; providing thermolysis or electrolysis service or alloy method with the help of short wave or galvanic electrical currents; execute treatment after depilation; maintaining medicine equipment and work areas, sterilize equipment; execute various salon functions such as reception duties and others.
If you are thinking of becoming electrologist in the near future, you should know that there are some special skills you need to have. First of all, good service and customer relations are indispensable, and you should enjoy working in collective environment assisting people. Also you should have attention to detail, a good understanding of client privacy; because of keeping electronic and hard copies of clients` personal records (preference and needs) you should have strong organizational skills. Also you should know technical process and electrolysis process.
For starting your professional occupation, you must have completed High school or higher education. People younger than 19 years old who don't have the required standings can only qualify as Mature Student, which is based on previous training and skills.
You should complete technical training before becoming an apprentice and learning advanced techniques. This technical training should be provincially accredited. Even if you are taking a full time course as an electrologist, you can work at the same time (but part-time) in other field. The minimum of requirements of an electrologist course is: 500 hours and 12 months including 1000 hours of practical training.
Operation of hair removing by electrolysis process is not so complex. Before an electrolysis session the electrologist on free-of-charge internal consultation collects information of patient's health, his specific features (reception of medical products, presence of diseases and many other things), defines type of a skin, color of hair. The computer photo epilator selects the optimum mode consisting of set of various parameters.
Then the patient lies down on a convenient armchair, puts on dark glasses. The doctor renders transparent cooling gel which will take up thermal energy allocated at light flash on skin, and will exclude an opportunity of negative influence on a skin. After that skin processing by light is carried out, with the help of manipulator (device with a tip from rock crystal), periodic flashes of light destroy a hair bulb. After a procedure on the processed skin render softening an aerosol or a cream. After such operation 30% of hair is removed.