About Burlington Studio of Electrolysis

<br />Michelle O'Brien, LE, CPE

Burlington Studio of Electrolysis

Michelle O'Brien, LE, CPE

Michelle purchased the Burlington Studio of Electrolysis in 2000 and expanded the business in 2006. Michelle has a great passion for their profession and takes pride in helping her clients improve their self-image and esteem.

The Burlington Studio of Electrolysis is run by 2008 Gold Probe Award winner Michelle O'Brien, CPE! The Gold Probe Award is a prestigious award given to an electrologist exhibiting a strong dedication to the profession on both a state and national level through volunteerism.

Michelle is the first electrologist in Vermont to utilize the newest technology for permanent hair removal on the market- the Apilus 27.12 MHz xCell Pure epilator.  This is by far the most comfortable epilator a client can experience! The skin also heals faster as well with this machine. Come and experience the difference for yourself! Michelle felt the Apilus Platinum Pure was a wonderful machine, but the xCell Pure is even better.  The feedback from  clients who had experienced both machines is the xCell Pure is a more comfortable experience.   

Michelle is a member of the American Electrology Association (AEA), as well as the Association of Vermont Electrologists (AVE), the state affiliate of the AEA.

The state of Vermont does require all electrologists to be licensed in order to practice but does not require one to become a Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE). However, Michelle believes in achieving the highest level of education and has therefore obtained the CPE credential because it is important for clients to know that their electrologist has achieved the highest level of education possible in the field of electrology.

Michelle's devotion to her clients, her commitment to industry associations, achievements in obtaining and maintaining her CPE credential and her passion for the profession  make her an expert in the field of electrology!

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Michelle O'Brien - Electrologist

About Michelle O'Brien, LE, CPE

Michelle graduated from the University of Vermont in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Unable to find full-time work in Vermont at that time as a therapist, Michelle headed down a different career path after an electrologist friend, Sandy, suggested Michelle purchase Sandy's business because Sandy wished to retire. Michelle decided to take the plunge and pursue a new career as an electrologist and has never looked back. Michelle graduated from the Electrology Institute of New England in Tewksbury, MA, in December of 1999, and in January of 2000, Michelle purchased the Burlington Studio of Electrolysis from Sandy Smith. Michelle practiced both electrolysis and physical therapy for many years until 2008 when she decided to "retire" from physical therapy. Michelle has chosen to keep her PT license active despite no longer working in that profession.

Michelle served as 3rd Vice President of the American Electrology Association (AEA) from 2008 to 2013 and managed the AEA's continuing education database from 2007-2016. Michelle has served on the board of the Association of Vermont Electrologists (AVE) as both President (2007-2011) and Secretary (2011-2015). In 2008, Michelle was the proud recipient of the Gold Probe Award.

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Locations and Contact Information

Contact information, office locations, and appointment hours are available on our Contact page.


  • Shortwave (Thermolysis)
  • Galvanic
  • Blend


American Electrology Association Member badgeMember of the American Electrology Association
The American Electrology Association (AEA), established in 1958, is the largest international nonprofit membership organization for permanent hair removal professionals. The AEA promotes the highest standards in Electrology education, practice and ethics and champions state licensing and regulation of the profession to protect the public interest. The American Electrology Association plays a key role in providing reliable and scientifically accurate information to its membership, the public, the medical community and government agencies.

Certified Professional Electrologist badgeCertified Professional Electrologist
The Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) credential signifies that an electrologist's knowledge has been tested and measured against a national standard of excellence. A Certified Professional Electrologist goes above and beyond their initial training. The credential is voluntary and requires continuing education pursuits. Board certification keeps the electrologist aware of changes in the profession and gives them the tools to respond.

Association of Vermont Electrologists Current Members and Past Board Members of Association of Vermont Electrologists
The Association of Vermont Electrologists is an affiliate of the American Electrology Association (AEA).

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Apilus 27 MHz X-Cell Pure


Burlington Studio of Electrolysis invests in quality equipment, including the Apilus 27 MHz X-Cell Pure, to ensure that your treatment is comfortable, safe, and effective.

Additional Equipment

  • Pro-Tec Disposable Probes
  • Ballet Disposable Probes
  • Laurier Insulated Bulbous Probes

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

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.

Electrolysis Tip

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

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

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

Never tweeze between treatments.

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.

Did you Know?

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

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 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

<br />Michelle O'Brien, LE, CPE - Electrologist

Burlington Studio of Electrolysis

Michelle O'Brien, LE, CPE


Essex Junction Office

6 Market Place #1
Essex Junction, VT 05452

Professional Memberships

American Electrology Association
Association of Vermont Electrologists
Nerium International


Shortwave (Thermolysis)

Areas Served

Essex Junction, VT
And Surrounding Areas

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