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Electrolysis vs. Laser Hair Removal 

When it comes to getting rid of hair permanently, there are two options available: laser hair removal and electrolysis.

What’s the difference between the two?

Laser hair removal targets unwanted hair growth, sending a pulse of light into the skin’s pores. The light energy traveling through the skin targets the melanin in the hair follicle. This increases the follicle’s temperature to destroy hair follicles and limit future hair growth.

The laser targets only hair with dark-colored roots, so blonde or gray hair cannot be removed. This is where electrolysis comes in!

Electrolysis is a treatment that uses a thin needle (probe) to send an electric current into a hair shaft. The probe is inserted into the individual hair follicle, causing damage that prevents new hair growth. This can be done on even blonde or gray hair.

The main difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis is essentially the techniques and instruments used to perform each treatment. Also, as we mentioned before, laser hair removal targets multiple sections of hair follicles at once, while electrolysis targets individual hair shafts. Eliminating every hair in this phase takes multiple sessions. As a result, both methods require several sessions to reach maximum hair removal. However, laser hair removal sessions are shorter, and fewer are needed. Meanwhile, electrolysis takes up to a year of sessions to achieve permanent hair removal, and the sessions last much longer. These sessions are typically scheduled a week or two apart. Finally, follow-up maintenance sessions are needed once or twice a year with the laser method, while electrolysis doesn’t require touch-up treatments.

Contact us for a consultation and we’ll discuss which method is best for your needs. No matter what, both of these methods are an effective way of saying good bye to tweezing, threading, shaving, waxing, and hair removal creams for forever!

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