I have been performing laser and electrolysis hair removal in New York for seven years and just moved my practice to VS1 which in my opinion is one of the top Long Island hair salons. Most of the people who are interested in hair removal generally ask the same questions and Christina has been kind enough to give me the opportunity to answer some of them for you.
What’s the difference between laser and electrolysis?
There are a few big differences between the two:
First and foremost, electrolysis is permanent hair removal while laser is permanent hair reduction. At first laser was marketed as permanent but once it was proved that this is not the case, they changed the name.
Laser only works on people who have thick, black hair. It doesn’t work on people with blond, red, grey, brown or white hair. Electrolysis works on all hair colors and thicknesses.
When done on a regular basis, electrolysis is guaranteed to give results. Laser companies on the other hand guarantee to remove 30 to 70% of the hairs.
How does electrolysis work?
The technician inserts a tool called a probe that looks like a needle into your hair follicle until the tip of the probe touches the root of the hair. Then she hits the peddle with her foot and enough electricity hits the root to weaken and eventually kill the hair. Over time, you will see the hairs get thinner, sparser and finally disappear. The process is time consuming because each hair has to be treated individually, but since the results are guaranteed and permanent they’re well worth the time.