Laser Hair Removal Vs. Electrolysis – What Should I Go For?

Laser hair removal or electrolysis it is one of the most commonly asked questions from every patients who wants to remove excess body hair permanently. The truth is both procedure provides effective result and both are affordable. So it depends on you and your skin expert which treatment will be suitable for you according to your body, skin and hair condition. Go for a free consultation before choosing any treatment. Here is some valuable information that you will need to know about both techniques.


Laser Hair Removal:

  • One of the main things is that laser hair removal is not permanent hair removal, its permanent hair reduction. The laser can treat several hairs at the same time. It is clinically proven that applying laser beams for hair removal, reduces hair growth and destroys ingrown hairs. Thus unwanted hair will be gone for 2 to 3 years. Treatment sessions will continue until the hair growth is stopped.
  • This procedure works well only on dark, thick hair. If you have white, grey, red, blond, light brown or thin hair, the laser beam will not be able to see the pigment in your hair colour and won’t be able to trim it.
  • Depending on the type of the technique and equipment that is used for soprano ice laser hair removal, people with dark olive skin can also get treated and can get effective results.
  • Your clinician will schedule treatment sessions every four to six weeks and generally need total six to eight sessions to complete the whole procedure. But it will take a few more sessions extra if you have a dark skin tone. Because it is recommended to apply low energy on dark skin, but you will never require more than ten in one series.
  • It is completely a non-invasive procedure, though laser beams can slightly burn your skin if it will not be able to see the pigment in your hair color. There are two variations of burns that you may be exposed to: light and dark. Light burns are very difficult to get your skin back to normal but dark burns usually take few weeks to be normal. So here the light burn is a matter that you need to really worry about. You can apply different creams and lotions to help each burn type.


  • For more than 100 years, Electrolysis is the most effective form of permanent hair removal in the world.
  • This procedure works well for every person, regardless of their hair color and thickness and their skin tone.
  • It eliminates one hair at the same time because the clinician has to use a probe to electrify, weaken and destroys one root at a time.
  • There is no ways to assume that how many sessions you will need to complete the procedure. It varies for every individual depending on the type and techniques that is used for your treatment. If you want to reduce the time it takes to be hair-free, try to visit your electrologist every one to two weeks because the longer the strands grow, the stronger they will become.
  • Applying electrolysis may cause little brown dots resembling scabs for a few days or weeks. So ask your electrologist to use a gold probe instead of a silver one and to immediately apply an ice pack or cool lotion after the session. Also notice that your clinician doesn’t use old or dirty probe as it may cause spots on their skin that look like scars.



In the battle of electrolysis vs laser hair removal, how do you know which procedure is right for you? It is recommended to use laser hair removal on larger areas or areas that have a lot of thick, dark hairs and then ask for electrolysis to your clinician to get rid of whatever is justify over. Electrolysis is better for the eye area and areas where you have thin, sparse hairs. But using electrolysis on the legs, bikini and underarms will be very expensive and time consuming, so for these areas, laser hair removal is the best option.


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