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Electrolysis Versus Laser Hair Removal - Which is Better?
One of the most common questions asked of hair removal experts is "Which is better - electrolysis or laser?" In this section we will attempt to provide a definitive answer to this question. It's no mystery that being an electrologist I favor electrolysis as a treatment option, but I also have good information to support this position.
Laser Hair Removal: Many laser hair removal services have opened in the past several years promising great results. However, these services rarely mention that laser hair removal is severely limited in its ability to remove hair and is simply not a good option for many people. They will typically charge a large fee up front for a package or a high price on a per treatment basis.
The device commonly used in laser hair removal treatments works by targeting a dark colored hair pigment called melanin. For this reason people with light colored hair generally see poor results from laser treatments and those with both dark hair and dark skin often can not be treated because of the risk being burned by the laser. While generally safe for those who are good candidates for treatment (dark hair, light skin) it is still possible that scarring or skin pigmentation problems can result from laser hair removal treatment. This side effect is not a concern with electrolysis done by a properly trained and licensed electroligist.
Last but most significant is the fact that Laser treatment is not a permanent solution to remove all unwanted hair. This is why the FDA only allows it be be called permanent hair REDUCTION. The Mayo Clinic estimates that laser treatment generally reduces hair counts by only 40% - 80%, but electrolysis has been proven to completely remove ALL hair.
The Bottom Line: Laser hair removal should really be referred to as laser hair reduction. It's a viable option to reduce problematic hair for people with certain skin and hair types but is unlikely to permanently remove all unwanted hair.
Electrolysis Hair Removal: Electrolysis has been studied and recognized as a permanent hair removal solution since 1875. Since then the nature of treatments has advanced significantly. Today, electrolysis clinics such as A1 Electrolisys use (formerly Kim's Electrolysis) sophisticated equipment to permanently remove all unwanted hair from any location on the patient's body. Treatments will consistently yield excellent results since the hair follicle is permanently rendered incapable of growing hair.
Electrolysis works very differently from laser treatments. It uses an electrical current to heat and destroy the cells that actually generate and grow the hair. Unlike laser, which targets the pigment of hair, electrolysis targets the hair follicle itself. In plain terms, it will destroy hair at the root and prevent regrowth.
Unlike laser, electrolysis is safe and effective for ALL types and colors of skin and hair. Because it works at the follicle level, it is an equal opportunity hair remover. Gray, blond, red, dark, fuzzy, coarse, ingrown, or any other type of hair can be completely and permanently removed with electrolysis treatment.
The Bottom Line: Where science is concerned, there is only one solution that has truly been proven to permanently remove unwanted hair from people of all skin and hair types. That solution is Electrolysis.
Electrolysis is the ONLY treatment option that's Approved by the FDA for Permanent Hair Removal!
Unlike laser treatments, which the FDA has only approved for permanent hair REDUCTION, electrolysis is FDA-approved for Permanent Hair REMOVAL!
Don't take my word for it, here is the exact language used by the FDA in reference to laser hair treatments:
"Manufacturers may not claim that laser hair removal is either painless or permanent unless the FDA determines that there are sufficient data to demonstrate such results."
Several manufacturers received FDA permission to claim permanent hair reduction, not permanent hair removal for their lasers. This means that although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of hairs they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair.