Which Is The Right Treatment Option……..Electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal?

An initial consultation is required before any hair removal treatments can begin. Medical history, condition of the skin, as well as the density and type of hair to be removed must be obtained. Advice regarding suitable treatments based on the information obtained are provided to each client. For example, electrolysis is more effective than laser for those with blond, red or gray hair and those with sparse, fine hair. Conversely, laser would be recommended for a fair skinned individual with dark hairs and/or a large area to be treated. In many cases, it is very effective to combine both methods of hair removal.


Laser Hair Removal

Suitable Client Type

  • Fair-skinned individual with dark hair
  • Coarse hair
  • Large size area to be treated

Anticipated Results

  • Permanent reduction in the density of hair
  • results may vary per individual


  • Covers large areas rapidly
  • Easy procedure


  • Less effective on fair haired individuals


Suitable Client Type

  • Suitable for every hair color and skin type
  • All areas of the body including face and eyebrows

Anticipated results

  • Complete and permanent hair removal


  • Effective treatment suitable for all client types, regardless of skin color or hair color
  • Complete and permanent hair removal


  • Longer and more intense treatment program



Electrolysis – A Safe Method Of Permanent Hair Removal

In electrolysis , a fine wire needle (probe or filament) is inserted into the hair follicle opening in the skin’s surface and an electric current is passed down the the needle, destroying the hair root. The loosened hair may then be removed with forceps (tweezers).

The goal of electrolysis is to destroy the hair root (the germinative growing cells of the hair follicle) in order that the hair does not grow back. The electrolysis energy delivered must be sufficient to destroy the hair root below the skin, but the destructive energy must not reach the surface of the skin where it could produce unwanted skin surface damage.

The Pros

  1. It has the best track record. Electrolysis has the best overall results, versus any other method, in ridding hair for long periods of time- or even permanently.
  2. Many different hair and skin types can benefit.Because it doesn’t target hair pigment (color) like laser, but attacks the follicle itself. People that aren’t good candidates for laser can still get electrolysis.

The Cons

  1. Bent follicles can make electrolysis hair removal harder. Previous waxing or tweezing can make hair follicles bent or misshapen, and getting the needle to the root more difficult to destroy the follicle.
  2. Multiple treatments are needed. You have to truly be committed to electrolysis because you will need anywhere from 15 – 30 sessions, which will take up a considerable amount of your time.