From a general look, dermatology treatments just get better and better enlarging treatment options for an alluring skin. Today, we have decided to take a closer look at the main hair removal procedures in dermatology, which are Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal Approach.
Electrolysis & Unwanted Body Hair
According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Electrolysis is the only technique that brings about permanent results. This hair removal approach is one of the oldest techniques and generally works on the entire body, including the eyebrows, breasts, and the face.
How Does Electrolysis Work?
This hair removal approach works by applying a current to the intended region, that will penetrate to the root of the hair follicle. An electrical probe in the form of the needle is inserted into the hair follicles, thereby destroying the unwanted hair.
The technique works on all skin types and color.
Myths, Side Effects & Facts
It is one of the oldest hair removal techniques.
There are no permanent side effects.
Modern Electrolysis approaches are more friendly than the traditional ones to reduce discomfort, pain, and side effects.
You will have to undergo various electrolysis sessions depending on the amount of hair to be removed and the region to be treated.
Side effects include redness, tenderness, slight pain during the procedure, and swelling.
Laser Hair Removal & Unwanted Hair
It is the latest hair removal technique that utilizes a specified wavelength of concentrated light to destroy hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the hair follicles due to the melanin in them, thereby destroying and interrupting their growth cycle.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
It is a precise procedure with great efficacy performed by highly trained dermatologists. A cooling agent is basically applied to your skin to prevent the laser effects from damaging your skin, after which a laser is directed to your skin to destroy the hair follicles.
Myths, Side Effects, & Facts
Laser hair removal procedures don’t offer permanent results, but rather, their results can be enjoyed for a long period of time.
You will also require a number of treatment procedures to eliminate all unwanted body hair.
The procedure is of greater efficacy, but quite expensive than electrolysis.
Side effects include; redness, itching, skin irritation, swelling, hyperpigmentation, Skin Burns, pain and tingling.
Fact- laser hair removal success depends on one’s skin type and body hair color.
Multiple sessions are necessary to obtain maximum results.
Different types of lasers are used, basically depending on the skin type. These lasers include; Ruby Laser, YAG Laser, and IPL.
Which Option is Better?
Current studies depict a major increase in laser hair removal procedures worldwide. However, both hair removal procedures serve as excellent approaches to removing body hair after a thorough skin examination.
Some patients are ideally helped through Electrolysis with the fact that it accommodates various skin types and it is also less costly. With the laser hair removal approach, the procedure is known for its speed, efficacy, but extremely costly to some patients.
Undergoing any hair removal procedure requires following a dermatologist’s guidelines prior and after treatment.