Hair removal is a widely known process even in the past. Both men and women practice hair removal for its aesthetic value: they pluck, shave, or wax unwanted hair as it reveals the skin, making the person look and feel smoother.
However, people are discontented with the conventional hair removing processes because their effects are only temporary; the hair would grow back sooner. People want something that can give them permanent solution, which paved the way for the development of electrolysis and laser hair removal.
Hair Removal Treatments
Electrolysis and laser treatment are two processes which permanently eliminates unwanted hair from human skin surfaces. Though they have a common goal, they differ in procedure and degree of effect.
The first one has been around since 1800; but electrolysis in the past was time consuming. In its early years the procedure can only be done one hair strand at a time, with each hair costing the surgeon about two to three minutes. Imagine how long the patient has to suffer, considering that the process was still ill-developed and too painful back in those days.
It took several years before the treatment was refined to become what it is today. Now, there are different variations of electrolysis procedure and most of them can show permanent hair removal result of about 80% when done properly. The process can be completed within a few hours depending on the treatment chosen and the person’s hair volume. Unlike before, the treatment is no longer painful and can be done for up to twelve hair strands at a time.
Laser hair removal, the other hair removal procedure, is more expensive compared to electrolysis. Although the process offers 90% result, it leaves more swelling and redness on the skin surface because it uses intense heat.
Choosing the right procedure
Keep in mind that there is no absolute hair removal treatment for everyone. A specific treatment may be right for one person, but may prove to be insufficient for another. For example, a person with fine hair texture and smaller hair volume will much likely need a lighter type of treatment compared to someone with thick-textured hair. The type and number of electrolysis and hair removal treatment will vary depending on the person’s hair type, hair volume, skin type (such as tone and sensitivity), and budget.
Hair removal is a delicate process. It causes the skin to break, which in turn causes the pores to weep. Because the skin pores are open, bacteria and other pollutants can permeate the broken skin easily which can lead to infection and scarring.
That’s why it is very important for people to receive electrolysis or laser treatment only from reputable facilities. Although a lot of facilities offer permanent hair removal in New York, there are only a handful of qualified professionals that can deliver safe hair removal treatments.
Make sure to find a Board Certified Electrologist (CPE) as they are the only qualified people to do hair removal procedures.