FACT Versus FICTION
Usually the first or second question I encounter after I tell someone that I perform electrolysis: What’s the difference between laser and electrolysis? Can you get permanent results with laser treatments? With big business hair removal lasers in our day, many times laser spas neglect to mention in their radio advertisements and on their websites that laser is still currently not FDA approved for permanent hair removal. Laser assisted hair removal is considered a temporary method.
Lasers work by pigment targeting the chromophore, which is the melanin in the hair shaft in attempts to kill the dermal papillae. Subsequent laser treatments result in weaker, smaller, and decreased density and thickness of hair. Modern laser technology claims to deliver customized results on all skin types. However, those clients with fine vellus, gray, white, blonde, and red hair or those with light hair on light skin or dark hair on dark skin may not see as much of a benefit when compared to those clients that have dark course hair on lighter skin.
Granted, electrolysis treatments are not as quickly administered as laser hair removal treatments, yet the electrolysis method and technique is what has proven successful to permanently eliminate hair removal regrowth. For some areas such as legs, underarms, and Brazilians that cover a large surface area of the body or that have a dense area of hair growth, prior or concurrent laser treatments with electrolysis is a great way to speed up the permanent hair removal process. Personally, I have used both laser and electrolysis in order to gain the advantages of each to achieve quicker hair removal with permanent results.
Laser is a great tool that we can use in our progressive efforts in assisting us to achieve our overall goal of becoming clear in the areas desired. Laser treatments help to reduce hair density and thickness. When they are followed by electrolysis treatments, it can guarantee permanent hair removal results. Laser is FDA approved for hair reduction only and is not permanent, so remember, if we are seeking long-term permanent hair removal, we must always seal the permanent hair free deal with electrolysis.