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Electrolysis or laser hair removal?

Misconceptions often arise between electrolysis and laser hair removal, leading some to confuse the methods. So, what sets them apart and how do you choose?


Electrolysis hair removal

First, electrolysis stands alone as the only method FDA-approved for permanent hair removal. Unlike laser hair removal, which offers reduction rather than complete removal, electrolysis can eliminate unwanted hair entirely. The key lies in precision: electrolysis targets each hair individually, destroying its growth structure consistently. Laser's effectiveness varies due to skin and hair tones, growth phases, and pigment reliance. In contrast, electrolysis isn't influenced by these factors.

Laser hair removal can be beneficial for larger body areas like the back, arms, chest, and legs. However, it's essential to note the risk of paradoxical hirsutism, a side effect where treated areas may experience thicker or darker hair growth. This effect, more common on the face, can occur in individuals with hormonal imbalances.

Electrolysis, when done correctly, carries no lasting side effects, leaving the treated skin looking normal and hair-free within hours or days.



To book your permanent hair removal session

If you want to get your electrolysis session in Vancouver, WA, book your appointment here, and get ready to become a new you!

If you have any questions, please contact us using this form.


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