Laser Hair Removal vs. Electrolysis
At Advanced Laser Spa we specialize in state-of-the-art laser technologies, including laser hair removal. We have helped hundreds of men and women in the Warren, MI area get the hair free legs, faces, chests, backs and bodies they love – with no more tweezing, waxing or shaving.
In this article we explain the primary differences between state-of-the-art laser hair removal and traditional electrolysis. We compare the cost, the process and the benefits of both types of hair removal, so you can see why we prefer laser hair removal at our Warren, MI Medical Spa.
Laser Hair Removal vs. Electrolysis: Pain
Laser hair removal is considerably less painful than electrolysis. Laser hair removal uses pulsed light which has been described as feeling similar to a rubber band snapping the skin. By comparison, electrolysis feels more like a stinging needle-stick sensation.
During electrolysis each hair follicle has to be individually destroyed one-by-one with a needle. However, during laser hair removal, several hair follicles are treated at one time. So for every single laser hair removal “snap” electrolysis requires 20 individual needle pricks.
Simply taking Advil or Ibuprofen an hour before laser hair removal is typically enough to offset any minor discomfort.
Laser Hair Removal vs. Electrolysis: Treatments
Depending upon the size of the area treated, laser hair removal only takes about 20 to 30 minutes per session. And since hair follicles produce hair at intermittent intervals, five to eight laser hair removal treatments may be needed for complete hair elimination.
Electrolysis treatments only takes about 20 minutes. However, because only one follicle at a time is targeted, but it can take up to a full year of weekly electrolysis sessions to eliminate all the unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal vs. Electrolysis: Cost
When you consider total costs of all treatments, laser hair removal is much more affordable than electrolysis.
Electrolysis and laser hair removal are approximately the same cost “per treatment” – however when you compare the the cost of five to eight laser hair removal treatments with dozens of electrolysis treatments, laser hair removal ends up being far less expensive than electrolysis.
In fact most people end up spending several thousand dollars for electrolysis.
Laser Hair Removal vs. Electrolysis: Results
Laser hair removal uses light energy to penetrate the hair shaft, where the pigment in the hair root absorbs light. The resulting absorbed heat energy actually kills the hair root. After laser hair removal, the hair falls out within 10-14 days.
Electrolysis, on the other hand, kills the hair follicle itself not just the root. While laser treatments do not kill the follicles, killing the root makes it difficult or impossible for another hair to grow in its place. So laser hair removal is nearly as permanent as electrolysis.
Best Laser Hair Removal – Warren, MI
Advanced Laser Med Spa offers state-of-the-art Elos laser hair removal treatments. In addition to permanent laser hair removal we also offer waxing in our Warren, Mi area Med Spa.
Each laser hair removal treatment begins with a professional skin consultation. For optimal results at the most affordable prices, we also offer custom packages of laser hair removal treatments.
Schedule a laser hair removal treatment, and then relax in our Warren, MI area Med Spa, while we make your skin look and feel smooth and hair free!
Laser Hair Removal – Warren, MI: 586.286.4508