Meet the Team

Meet the Electrolysis and Laser Center Team

Since our company's founding in 1984, Carol and Ralph Dixon have cultivated a team of exceptionally trained professionals who provide Central Wisconsin's premier electrolysis and laser therapies, as well as a wide variety of aesthetician and other cosmetic services.

Carol Dixon, Electrolysis and Laser Center

Carol Dixon, RE/CLT

Carol began her career as an electrologist in 1978, in Charleston, South Carolina. Carol co-owned the Bissettron Treatment Center, specializing in hair removal and skin care. She co-founded the South Carolina Electrologist's Association, and was active in the American Electrology Association, and the International Guild of Professional Electrologists. In 1985, Carol and her family relocated to Wausau, Wisconsin. She served as Vice-President of the Wisconsin Electrologists Association for two years and obtained her national certification. She served as an instructor for four years, with the Electrolysis Research Institute School of Electrolysis, located in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Desiring to provide the highest level of service and knowledge to her clientele, Carol expanded into laser hair removal. She is certified in laser hair removal, and aesthetic laser procedures. She participates in continuing education, which includes regular attendance of seminars and workshops.

Liana Dixon Franklin, RE/CLT at Electrolysis and Laser Center

Liana Dixon Franklin, RE/CLT

Carol and Ralph's daughter, Liana, is an essential member of our team. In 2010 she earned her cosmetology license at the Academy of Hair Technology in Greenville, SC. She attended the Eau Claire Institute of Electrology and began her career as an electrologist in January of 2015.

Liana is certified in cosmetic lasers including laser hair removal, laser facials, body contouring, and benign lesions. She also provides various skin resurfacing treatments. Her specialties also include micro-needling, hydrafacials, spa facials and chemical peels. She is certified through The Laser Training Institute based in Ohio.

Vanessa Steege, RE/CLT at Electrolysis and Laser Center

Vanessa Steege, RE/CLT

Vanessa joined our team in May 2018. She graduated from the Eau Claire Institute of Electrology in 2014. Vanessa is a perfectionist when it comes to permanent hair removal and provides excellent service and results to her clientele.

Vanessa is certified in laser hair removal and tattoo removal through The Laser Training Institute based in Ohio.

Before becoming an electrologist, she was an Early Childhood Educator for 10 years and was also a valued employee at Northcentral Healthcare Center.

Ralph Dixon Jr., CLO/A at Electrolysis and Laser Center

Ralph Dixon Jr., CLO/A

Ralph came to the Electrolysis & Laser Center in 2003, with a background in engineering. He is a member of the ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery). In addition to training with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) devices, he is certified in operating multiple modalities of lasers. Ralph has continued participation in workshops and seminars. His primary focus is performing Aesthetic Laser Procedures, which include laser facials, acne treatments, the elimination of superficial facial and leg veins, and skin damage from sun exposure. He specializes in the treatment of vascular lesions and benign pigmented lesions.

Sandi Malone

Sandi Malone

Sandi graduated from the Electrolysis Research Institute of Electrolysis in 1988. She and Carol worked together for seven years in Wausau before venturing out and opening her own location called Body Image. She went on a hiatus from electrology and achieved one of her goals by receiving her Bachelor's Degree in psychology and human services. ELC is privileged to have her come back providing permanent hair removal. Sandi is certified in laser hair removal through The Laser Training Institue of Ohio.

Valerie Orlikowski PharmD., MBA at Electrolysis and Laser Center

Valerie Orlikowski PharmD., MBA

Aesthetic Injector

Valerie Orlikowsi graduated from Doctor of Pharmacy School in 2014. She currently serves in a management role for multiple pharmacies across the state of Wisconsin. She has achieved aesthetic instruction, skills, and knowledge from Master Injector, Denise Winek, RN. Her clients will receive a unique experience with the utmost regard to personal attention and a conservative approach to their cosmetic needs.

Valerie is providing injectables on Wednesdays in Wausau and Fridays in our Stevens Point location.