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Laser hair removal vs. electrolysis

Laser hair removal and electrolysis are two of the most expensive options for removing unwanted hair from the body, and they are not right for everyone. Results are not always perfect, even when the procedures are performed by professionals. Laser hair removal is a procedure in which a laser is beamed through the skin and into the underlying structure of unwanted hair to destroy the hair follicles. Usually this requires several laser hair removal treatments. Not everyone is a candidate. For it to work, your hair must be darker than the surrounding skin. On the other hand, unlike laser hair removal, electrolysis is an option for virtually everyone.

Better results with laser hair removal or electrolysis?

The technology for laser hair removal is always getting better. Many professionals even use pulsed light instead of a laser for the treatments. Electrolysis works in the same fashion, by damaging local hair follicles so they stop growing hair. However, it uses thin metal probes that send minute amounts of electricity to destroy each hair follicle.

Testimonials from clients of both laser hair removal and electrolysis say that the results are not 100%, and also that many required multiple treatments to get the promised results. This is not the fault of the laser hair removal or electrolysis technologies, per se.

Hair must be treated multiple times during laser hair removal and electrolysis because it grows in different timed stages. Hair follicles must be treated at each of these stages of its growth process in order to yield permanent hair removal results. Even then, between 7% and 10% of consumers do not have satisfactory results with laser hair removal, so buyer beware!

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