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About Us

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Founded by Dr. Charles Yahr, DC, CPE and Jane Yahr, BS, CPE in 1988, Yahr Electrolysis had been proudly leading the permanent hair removal industry in Pittsburgh. Now owned and operated by Jamie Ober, CPE accompanied by Alyssa Sortino, Julie Pasquella, Jaide Richards, and Lindsay Rusnic. Ober Yahr Electrolysis carries on the Yahr legacy. 


Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Electrolysis treatment will provide permanent hair removal of all hairs of any color or thickness on facial and body areas.

The FDA considers Laser Hair Removal to be hair reduction, not permanent hair removal.  Laser Hair Removal will not be effective on facial hair of any color due to the hormonal nature of facial hair.  This makes Electrolysis the preferred method of permanent hair removal.



Our private, professional offices in Squirrel Hill and Mt. Lebanon offer convenient daytime, evening and Saturday appointments. We do our best to accommodate our clients based on their busy schedules. Click the link below to schedule an appointment today!

Why Yahr

Why Ober Yahr Electrolysis?

Choose a Certified Professional Electrologist

Since Pennsylvania is one of 18 states that does not license electrolysis as a profession, it is critical to seek an electrologist with the appropriate credentials, Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) signifies that the electrologist's knowledge has been tested and measured against a national standard of excellence.  The commitment to keep the credential, through on-going continuing education, exemplifies the highest degree of professionalism. There are currently only 17 Certified Professional Electrologists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


"I've been going to Yahr Electrolysis for over two years now and I can say that Yahr definitely has the friendliest staff of any electrolysis location in the Pittsburgh area. Yahr is easily the best clinic for electrolysis work. I've recommended it to all of my friends."

— Julia V.

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412 - 422 - 4490

5889 Forbes Ave Suite 100

Pittsburgh, PA 15217


2275 Swallow Hill Rd Bldg 900 Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Please note that we do not answer the phone while with clients. Calls received Friday-Sunday will be returned on Monday. Please leave a message.

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