The Difference Between Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal

Posted by brainjmedia03 on Monday, February 26, 2018

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It’s not uncommon to wonder what the differences between electrolysis and laser hair removal are, considering both modes of hair removal work by targeting hair follicles located under the skin’s surface. Both are safe, permanent methods of hair removal, but the procedures are vastly different.

Electrolysis works by inserting an epilator device into the skin and producing shortwave radio frequencies in hair follicles to stop new hair from growing. These frequencies damage hair follicles to prevent growth and cause existing hairs to fall out.

Laser hair removal uses a process called selective photothermalysis or target destruction. This involves raising the temperature of the target high enough to damage the viable hair cells without damaging the epidermis and the surrounding tissues.

Each of these options for hair removal is best achieved over a period of 4-6 weeks with several treatments spaced throughout. Each has minimal side effects and can be a permanent solution to the issue of unwanted hair. Electrolysis, however, can’t cover large areas at once like laser hair removal can. Your choice between laser hair removal and electrolysis may depend on how quickly you want to achieve hair removal and the size of the area to be treated.

Laser Smooth Company is proud to perform hair removal for all individuals, in all areas of the body. Our clinic features the LightSheer Duet, the newest and most innovative laser hair removal system. Call Laser Smooth Company Today for a Free Consultation! Visit our Services page to learn more about our laser hair removal treatments.

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