Electrolysis vs. Laser Hair Reduction: Picking Your Best Option

laser hair removalBody hair can be a major inconvenience, especially as summer approaches and you are more likely to spend time lounging by the pool or beach. Rather than dealing with inefficient and painful razors and waxing sessions, you can simplify your hair removal process by using either electrolysis or laser hair reduction to strategically and effectively remove hairs from nearly any place on your body. Electrolysis and laser hair reduction utilize different technologies and offer unique benefits, so which one is right for you?

All About Electrolysis

Electrolysis is actually the only method approved by the FDA for truly permanent hair removal. When you undergo electrolysis, a very fine probe about the size of a hair is inserted into each hair follicle. The electric current applied to the hair follicle destroys the follicle’s ability to produce hair ever again.

In order to achieve permanent hair removal, electrolysis requires a series of treatments to target and effectively disable each and every hair follicle. Depending on the size of the area you are targeting, your treatments could span months or even a few years. However, electrolysis patients feel that their time commitment is worth the ultimate ability to remain hair-free permanently.

All About Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction is a very popular hair removal alternative to shaving and waxing because it is safe, comfortable, and cost-effective for men and women of all skin types. The laser hair reduction process shines beams of highly concentrated light into hair follicles. As pigment in the follicles absorb the light, the follicles are destroyed and unable to continue growing hair.

You can use laser hair reduction to minimize the amount of hair growth in small areas like the upper chin, medium-sized areas such as the face and underarms, or large areas like the legs, back, and arms.  Each laser hair reduction session you undergo will lead to more dramatic hair removal that can last for years.

Which Is Right For You?

Both of these hair removal treatments can help you eliminate unwanted body hair. If you have white, gray, blond, or red body hair, electrolysis will be the most efficient treatment for you, since lasers can’t always target hair that isn’t brown. Similarly, if you want the FDA guarantee of permanent hair removal, opt for electrolysis. Laser hair reduction, on the other hand, is non-invasive and can target any area of the body with minimal discomfort.

To determine which hair removal treatment is best for you, contact Red Bamboo Medi Spa in Clearwater, Florida today at  (727) 726-6100. Red Bamboo’s experts can examine your body hair and help you determine which treatment will deliver the results that you envision.

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