When choosing to get unwanted body or facial hair removed, it is important to know which method works best. For most patients, the choices for permanent hair removal comes down to electrolysis and laser hair removal. But which works better?
Is electrolysis more effective than laser hair removal for permanent hair removal? Both treatments target and destroy the hair follicles beneath the skin. While electrolysis is the only solution that the US FDA calls permanent, the downside to this treatment is that it has difficulty covering larger areas at once, requiring quite a few sessions for similar results to laser hair removal.
Both procedures achieve laser hair removal through hair follicle elimination, but they use different means of doing this. Laser hair removal uses high-heat lasers to send mild radiation beneath the skin. This radiation comes in the form of laser heat energy, which travels down the individual hair strands and into the hair follicle from which they grow, thus destroying the hair follicle.
Electrolysis also disrupts hair growth by destroying or damaging the hair follicles. Instead of using lasers, electrolysis uses shortwave radio frequencies. During the electrolysis treatment, an epilator device is inserted into the skin which sends out shortwave radio frequencies, causing damage to the hair follicles that permanently disrupts hair growth.
When done by a trained, professional team, laser removal is a completely safe and risk-free procedure. In some cases, patients may expect the following:
Other disadvantages of laser hair removal include:
Like laser hair removal, electrolysis does have some minor side effects such as skin irritation, swelling, pain, and redness, although these typically go away after a day or two. In some severe cases, patients can experience scars and infection, particularly when the procedure is done with unsterile needles.
Other disadvantages of electrolysis include:
If your only concern is the permanence of your treatment, then electrolysis is a better procedure. However, the advantages of electrolysis seem to end there.
At Ethos Spa, we recommend laser hair removal for the following reasons:
For ease, cost, personal safety, and time, laser hair removal is a more convenient hair removal solution than electrolysis, despite the permanent results that electrolysis can boast. Be sure to discuss with your chosen doctor on which procedure would work best for you.
To learn more about laser hair removal, schedule your consultation at Ethos Spa today. Located in Summit, New Jersey, we are the premier destination for laser hair removal and other skin and laser treatments in New Jersey. Put a stop to unwanted hair growth today.
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