Why is Laser Hair Removal treatment more popular than Electrolysis?


Laser hair removal treatment at Advanced Laser Clinic in Regina and Saskatoon covers larger surface areas because our laser hand piece come in larger head size and emit pulses of light every second. Hence it is a quick, fast, and efficient method as compared to electrolysis.


Another benefit of laser hair removal treatment is that one can shave in-between the treatments, and it also works well for short hair. Laser hair treatment targets the melanin of the hair roots. The treatment also targets the ingrown hair and also effective against variety of skin and hair types. The Laser equipment has a different wavelength and light frequency to treat dark skin and very fine hair.


Laser hair removal procedure does not cause any pain as a cooling gel is applied to the targeted surface before the treatment. It feels like a rubber band hitting the skin with a heat sensation, and the pain is minimal. The electrolysis method works by inserting an epilator device into the skin. It is a painful treatment as compared to laser hair removal treatment. Electrolysis treatment removes individual hair from the body that causes a lot of pain. In this process, a fine probe is inserted into the body, and then hair follicles are removed through tweezers. This procedure takes more time compared to laser hair removal treatment.


Electrolysis treatment may take 30-60 minutes, whereas laser hair removal treatment is a quick procedure for hair removal and will need only 10-15 minutes. Electrolysis sessions are longer and time-consuming. After the electrolysis procedure, an individual has to apply antibacterial cream. The targeted area must not be touched or scratched.


The side effects of electrolysis treatment are swelling, redness, more ingrown hair, scabbing, skin drying, and inflammation. The side effects of laser hair removal treatment include pink skin, swelling, and redness. Another major drawback of the electrolysis method is that it can’t be done for a large body surface area, and it also sometimes leads to scar formation.


Laser hair removal requires fewer sessions than electrolysis. Laser hair removal usually takes about 4 to 8 sessions for best results. For electrolysis, an individual must undergo 30 sessions on the target area where the hair is coarse. Laser hair removal treatment requires a follow-up session once a year.

Laser hair removal is very accurate in the target areas, and it only targets the hair without damaging the surrounding area. The laser hair removal device is adjusted according to the thickness, skin color, hair color, and location of the hair. To observe the optimum results, an individual must follow a proper aftercare treatment routine. Individuals must limit sun exposure for a few weeks and wear loose clothes for some days after the treatment.


The electrolysis method is only effective for removing small hair–like around the eye region. But the laser hair removal method can be performed on any parts of the body like the face, chin, upper lips, forehead, chest, back, underarms, thighs, etc.


Book your free consultation with Advanced Laser Clinic at Regina or Saskatoon clinic to find out if laser hair removal treatment is right for you.

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