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Laser Hair Removal vs Electrolysis

Laser Hair Removal is a safe and effective method of hair removal for most people, especially for people with light skin and natural dark hair. Inherently Laser Hair Removal treatment is more effective with thick dark hair than it is with thin light hair. If you have natural dark hair and dark skin you can still be benefit from laser hair removal treatment, however additional treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results. Laser Hair Removal treatment is generally not effective on naturally Grey, Red or Blonde hair, but electrolysis may be able to provide satisfactory results for these natural hair colours

How hair removal by electrolysis works:

Electrolysis works by running an electric current into each hair follicle heating and destroying the follicle.  The process involves the therapist inserting a sterile needle into each hair follicle in the area being treated, and then triggering a low-level electrical current destroying the follicle. Electrolysis is directed at one hair at a time, and is time consuming, tedious and dependant on the therapist identifying each follicle. Please Note: Not all the hair will be removed after every treatment; you will be required to return up to 4 to 8 times in order to complete one small area per treatment. You may require repeating full treatments up to 4 times.

Approximate Time for treatments using Electrolysis:

Area

Session

Time Per Session

Bikini Line Up to 24 Sessions 8 to 16 hours
Under Arms Up to 18 Sessions 4 to 8 hours
Chin About 10 Sessions 4 to 8 hours
Upper Lip Up to 8 Sessions 2 to 8 hours

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Lasers used for Laser Hair Removal work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. City Laser Clinic uses CANDELA GentleLase, the most trusted name in the industry that includes a patented skin-cooling device assuring more comfort and safety; and better results for you.

Approximate Time for treatments using Laser Hair Removal

Area

Session

Time Per Session

Bikini Line 8 to 10 Sessions Less than 10 min
Under Arms 6 to 8 Sessions Less than 5 min
Chin 8 to 10 Sessions Less than 3 min
Upper Lip 10 to 12 Sessions Less than 2 min

Laser Hair Removal is effective on hairs in the growth (Anagen) phase; this represents more than 75% of the hair at any particular time. The follow up sessions are to target the remaining hairs as they enter the growth (Anagen) phase. Every Laser Hair Removal treatment, like every person, is unique. Individual treatments will vary according to skin and hair colour, the lighter your skin and the darker your hair, the better the results achieved.

Conclusion

Laser Hair removal is non-invasive and a safer more effective solution for hair removal for most persons.  Other solutions, including electrolysis may be appropriate for persons with naturally Grey, Red or Blonde hair. Please contact City Laser Clinic to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, qualified and experienced laser hair removal staff.

(02) 9232 8090