Certified laser technician Elizabeth Silva relies on lasers and electrology to rid clients of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal targets follicles with photons that turn into heat energy once they hit the root of the hair. Electrolysis is a more detailed approach: Elizabeth inserts a hair-thin probe into the pore that applies heat directly to the papilla—the part that nourishes the hair—or simply flips the follicle’s off switch when possible. In every case, she begins the course of treatment with a detailed assessment and consultation so that clients know what to expect. Her clinic welcomes women, men, teens, and speakers of both English and Portuguese.