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Where electrolysis prevails over other hair removal techniques, namely laser hair removal, is because it attacks the hair follicle rather than the pigment, electrolysis can remove practically any color of hair. Contrary to popular belief, unlike many other methods of hair removal, both ones that deem to be permanent and other temporary treatments, electrolysis is ‘virtually painless’.
Although a topical anaesthetic is offered to particularly nervous or squeamish clients, the technology used today produces a mere tingling sensation rather than any pain or even discomfort.
Except a slight reddening of the skin that is temporary and usually fades several hours after the treatment has finished, there are no permanent side effects caused by electrolysis. This method of hair removal, if carried out by a professional, is extremely safe and because it involves no harsh chemicals or abrasive manners, like many bleaches and waxes do, electrolysis causes minimal negative inferences with the skin.
The Disadvantages of Electrolysis Hair Removal
It is extremely rare that one session of electrolysis will remove unwanted body hair permanently. Whilst the normal duration of each session only lasts between 15 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area being targeted, although it varies from each individual and the particular area of the body being treated, an average of 15 to 30 sessions are usually required to accomplish optimum results.
Because it can take weeks and sometimes even months for the hair to be effectively killed at the root, electrolysis is a relatively slow method of hair removal, unlike lasers which have the advantage of being faster. Because of this, laser technology is usually preferable over electrolysis for removing the hair from larger areas, such as the back and electrolysis is usually confined to removing hair from smaller areas, such as the upper lip or the chin.
As money is one of the leading contenders when deliberating the pros and the cons of a purchase, then this is definitely one of electrolysis’s weaknesses, as it can take many sessions of electrolysis to completely eradicate the unwanted hair, it can easily cost over $3,000.
When a qualified technician performs electrolysis the potential side effects are almost non-existent. Used in the wrong hands however, and possible side effects can range from scabs, swelling, blisters, dryness and even ingrown hairs. Whilst the majority of these electrolysis ailments are usually temporary and disappear in a few days, if they are severe enough, they can lead to permanent tissue damage and scarring.
Do It Yourself Electrolysis Hair Removal
Although there are electrolysis kits available so that people can perform the procedure themselves, doctors advise that a professional always completes the treatment. These home made electrolysis devises can be difficult to use, messy and even dangerous if used by people who are untrained in the field of electrolysis.
For the same reasons it is of paramount importance that research is carried to find a qualified, reputable and experienced electrologist before undergoing any treatment. As being treated by an inexperienced and untrained electrologist may result in additional sessions and money required before an effective result is achieved. In the United States, regulation of electrolysis centers is routinely practiced, although it does vary from state to state. Finding a reputable electrologist in the United States is therefore a relatively straightforward task.
In an increasingly aesthetically conscious world, both men and women are searching for the best methods to achieve perfectly soft, smooth and flawless skin, which is not fraught by hordes of hairs. As technology becomes progressively more sophisticated and innovative our plight to have hairless bodies is becoming more easily attainable, and electrolysis, as always, is at the forefront in the art of hair removal.
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