Question: What Are the Biggest Differences Between Laser and Electrolysis?
Electrology treatments have been available since the late 1800’s. Electrology practitioners have many educational opportunities available that have allowed knowledge of the factors that cause the excess hair growth, to see the action of current in the skin, and to keep up on new products and equipment that help us provide better treatments than was available in the early days of electrolysis. Electrology treatments will treat only the offending hair follicle, and can be performed on any color of skin and any size and color of hair.
Laser for hair removal is still in its infancy. Treatment with laser results in exposing the skin to unknown long term risks. Known risks include hyper-pigmentation and laser induced hair growth.
One of the biggest questions to ask before choosing laser hair removal is, “How many times can a single area be exposed to the laser without causing cellular damage?” Remember, the “R” is laser stands for “radiation.” As with electrology treatments, laser practitioner skill is essential.