Hair growth results from each person’s hereditary and hormone levels, although some drugs or illnesses can also stimulate it. There are several options to remove unwanted hair, and two of the most popular ones are Electrolysis and LASER hair removal.

It can be confusing to choose between these two methods sometimes, because even though they’re different and are suitable for different people, they can sound very similar to one another. As specialists in aesthetic treatments in Hatch End, we can help you weigh the pros and cons of each method and make that important decision.

Electrolysis

Hair removal by electrolysis means that each facial or body hair follicle is individually targeted with chemical or heat energy. A small and disposable probe is then inserted into each hair to permanently remove it. This method is appropriate for several parts of the body, including the face, abdomen, thighs, breasts and legs. Although there are no permanent side effects, there can sometimes occur a slight reddening of the skin, which is temporary.

This hair removal method can be performed on anyone, independently of hair colour or type of skin, since the treatment attacks the follicle, not the pigment. Although it can take more sessions to get the best results, as compared to LASER, electrolysis tends to be permanent.

LASER

Hair removal by LASER is a method that covers large areas of skin by using energy derived from LASER or light-based devices to reduce hair growth. The sessions are faster than with electrolysis and, even though it’s subjective and depends on the person, LASER treatment can be less painful, often cheaper and less time consuming as well.

However, to obtain the best results, LASER is best suited for people with dark hair and fair skin, as the light attacks the pigment. It also doesn’t remove the hair permanently, so a more appropriate term is ‘hair reduction’ instead of removal and ‘hair management’. Once the hair grows back, another session is needed but the pace of growth can vary from one person to next.

Which One is Better?

If performed by trained professionals, side effects like scarring, are rare with either of them. If you have dark skin or light hair, LASER hair removal might not be the best choice for you. If you have strong contrast between your skin and your hair, however, you can choose either one of these methods. LASER can have steeper prices, but the number of sessions is comparatively small so, even though each electrolysis session is less expensive, the need for several treatments makes it costlier in the long run.

Both treatments offer benefits and drawbacks, so the choice will depend on the characteristics of the hair and the skin.

Jeunesse MediSpa Clinic offers both LASER and electrolysis hair removal treatments, and can advise on the best choice for you. If you want to know more about these two methods, or if you require information on any of our other services, don’t hesitate to contact us or call us on 020 8428 1138. Alternatively, you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.