ABOUT THE COMMITTEE
Maryland is one of several states that regulates electrologists. The
practice of Electrology has been regulated since 1978.
of the Electrology Practice Committee include advising the Board on regulatory
changes, recommending approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and
consulting on disciplinary cases, if requested.
committee has three (3) members: two (2) must be licensed electrologists, with
at least five years of experience immediately prior to appointment to the
committee and one (1) member must be a consumer with no financial affiliation
to any person regulated by the committee.
Electrology Practice Committee members serve four years and may serve no
more than two terms, though all are required to serve until a successor is
Larson, LE – Chair; Margaret Carnathan, LE, Member, and Michele Sperato -
Board Room at the Maryland Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215.
Individuals seeking to present matters before the committee
should contact them at the above address. Please submit a brief
statement explaining the reason for appearing before the
committee and include any supporting documents. You will be
notified of a hearing date.
Scheduled meeting dates for 2017 are:
The Electrology Practice Committee is located at the Maryland
Board of Nursing. Click here for directions.
CONTACT BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEFINITION OF ELECTROLOGY
Electrology, the science of permanent hair removal utilizing only solid needle
or probe devices, has been practiced since 1869. A fine sterile needle or
probe is inserted into the hair follicle and a small amount of electrical energy
is discharged and destroys hair growth tissue. The hair is then removed
with sterile forceps and the area is left to heal. When competently and
skillfully accomplished, the regenerative ability of the hair follicle is
Three basic methods are used in the practice of electrology:
electrolysis, thermolysis, and the blend. Electrolysis uses direct
current (DC) to achieve chemical destruction of the hair follicle. One or
more sterile needles or probes are used with electrolysis, Thermolysis
uses alternating current (AC), sometimes referred to as high frequency or
short-wave, to create heat which destroys the hair follicle. One sterile
needle or probe is used for thermolysis. The blend (also referred to as
dual modality) uses both of the above currents simultaneously or sequentially
to achieve dual action destruction of the hair follicle. Most often, a
single sterile needle or probe is used for this procedure.
4140 Patterson Avenue,