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Laser vs. Electrolysis

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While laser hair removal is performed to treat a large area of the  body at one time, electrolysis is performed on individual hair follicles. Electrolysis is also the only method that is permanent. Laser hair removal may reduce the hairs but will not completely remove them. Lastly, laser often works best for people with light skin and dark hair; there are no such restrictions with electrolysis. 

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  • How does Electrolysis work?
    An electrologist inserts a tiny probe into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft . A minute amount of current is then applied to destroy the hair growth cells at the root. The information above is provided courtesy of American Electrology Association.
  • Who can benefit?
    Electrolysis is for anyone in need of hair removal, no matter your skin type, hair texture, or hair color.
  • What areas can be treated?
    The most common areas to treat are the face, neck, underarms, stomach, bikini, chest. Just about any area can be treated on the body.
  • How long does this process take?
    After discussing your goals in a proper consultation we can give you the best estimate to determine what your treatment plan will look like. Everyone’s journey is different.
  • Will this process affect my skin?
    Removing hair is not the most fun thing to do, just like with any form of hair removal your skin will respond similarly with electrolysis. You can expect redness, swelling, and possibly agitation following your first few sessions. No scarring is associated with the results of electrolysis.
  • What does it feel like?
    In our experience, we have found that everyone is very different when it comes to this question. Theres is a heated sensation you may feel during this process. Depending on the area sensitivity may vary, although most people get through their sessions just fine.

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