Throughout women's lives, hormones fluctuate and can cause hair to grow unexpectedly. Hormonal changes and conditions account for many problems besides unwanted hair. The cause can be related to puberty, menopause, pregnancy, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), an underlying medical condition, your genetic makeup and even some medications. You may want to see an endocrinologist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. For the “unwanted” facial hair, the solution is electrolysis.
The two most popular methods for hair removal are laser and electrolysis, while both methods work on facial hairs there are certainly differences between the two.
Laser is not permanent; it is just a reduction of hair. It can only be used only on those with light skin and dark hair, so it will not work on fine, blonde or light hair. It is also hard to have treatments during the summer because you need to stay out of the sun for two weeks before and after the treatment.
Electrolysis is the only Permanent Method of hair removal. It can be used on anyone regardless of skin or hair color, because it attacks cells within the hair follicle instead of pigment. This is especially good news for people who have dark skin and hair and aren’t seeing the results they want with laser hair removal, or people with light skin and light hair. Electrolysis doesn’t have this limitation. It works on every area large or small, on women and men equally. Electrolysis is always effective for ridding fine facial hair, whatever the color may be. Electrolysis is safe during summer months too, because you only need to avoid the sun for 2 days after the treatment. If you want the best chances of Permanent Hair removal in general, but especially for facial hairs, then Electrolysis is the answer. Electrolysis is the answer for excess hair on the face (due to hormonal changes, menopause, PCOS etc) and to eliminate permanently any unsightly ingrown hairs.
Electrolysis works for random hairs left behind after your laser hair reduction treatments…
How does electrolysis compare to other hair removal methods?
Unlike other hair removal options, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates unwanted hair, permanently, with unsurpassed results. Moreover, it does so for the largest variety of skin and hair types. Other methods may appear to be less expensive or more convenient, but these seeming advantages fade quickly when you consider the need for long term use and lifetime maintenance. Electrolysis works on most areas of the body to give you permanently smooth, sleek, healthy-looking skin. No other solution can claim such universal acceptability and success.
The best hair removal is permanent hair removal.
What's the best hair removal treatment for you? The answer depends on whether you're searching for permanent hair removal or just a temporary solution. Electrolysis is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Does that make electrolysis the best hair removal method? Millions of people think it does.
Laser Hair Reduction
Melanin in the hair absorbs energy from the laser, creating heat which damages the hair follicle. Light hair, blond hair, red hair, white hair, gray hair, and dark skin are more challenging for laser treatment.
Electrolysis is very effective for permanently removing hair which was untreated after laser hair reduction treatments. Electrolysis works on all hair types and color unlike lasers which are not very effective for blond or light hairs since it needs pigment as a chromophore. Laser may lead to 75%-90% hair reduction. The remaining hair may be effectively treated with electrolysis permanent hair removal..
A lot of people ask, “Well, isn’t laser permanent? They often advertise that it is permanent.” Laser is considered by the FDA to be permanent hair reduction. It cannot completely destroy the follicle, nor is it painless. Laser treatments only cripple the follicles, allowing for a period of decreased growth, thus reducing the size and thickness of the hair in the treated area. Additionally, laser hair removal has not been evaluated for long-term safety of the skin. Lasers are not ideal for all skin or hair colors nor are they capable of selectively targeting individual hairs. The only method of permanent hair removal, as stated by the FDA, is electrolysis. For additional information on laser hair removal, please visit the FDA’s site which clearly explains the permanence of electrolysis over the temporary and occasionally permanent ‘reduction’ of laser hair removal:
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