Over the years we have gotten many calls asking what the difference is between electrolysis and laser hair removal. So what are the differences between electrolysis vs laser hair removal?
Electrolysis is an individual needle therapy. This means that a technician inserts a needle into each and every unwanted hair follicle. The main problem with this method is that it takes a very long time to treat even the smallest area as well as being a slow and painful process.
Laser hair removal uses several different “spot” sizes to scan an area and send a specific wavelength of light into the skin to destroy the hair. This means that the laser can treat small or large areas quickly and effectively.
Electrolysis can only uses a needle to treat one hair at a time makes for a slow and often painful hair removal process.
Laser hair removal uses cold air technology to gently cool the areas before and during the treatment which makes the procedure quick and comfortable.
Electrolysis uses an older, outdated form of technology that sends an electric current of energy into the hair follicles.
Laser hair removal utilizes a specific wavelength of light that is attracted to the melanin or the color of the root of the hair to destroy it.
Electrolysis treatments require you to grow out your hair to be able to see and treat it.
Laser hair removal treatments do not require you to grow out your hair, in fact you can shave in-between treatments as much as you would like while undergoing treatments.
The fact is that for most people, laser hair removal is a faster, more comfortable and affordable option. That said, for persons that have blond, gray or white hair electrolysis may be a better option if the root of those hairs are not dark.
The best way to find out if laser hair removal is right for you is to come in for a complimentary consultation and meet with our Registered Nurse Charlene, who performs all of our laser treatments and has been doing so since 2005.