Laser Hair Removal vs. Electrolysis: Which Is Better

Electrolysis is the process of removing unwanted body parts such as dead skin cells, hair follicles, or even tumors from your body. It’s done with electricity. There are two types of electrolysis machines: Electrodes and Electrothermal Systems (ETS). ETS stands for Electromagnetic Thermoelectric Generator which uses heat to produce electricity instead of electrical current.

Laser Hair Removal vs.

Electrolysis: Which Is Better?

There are many benefits of using electroplasty over laser hair removal. Electrolysis machines use less energy than lasers, so they’re safer and have fewer side effects. They’re also cheaper and faster than lasers. However, there are some downsides to both methods too!

Electrolysis Machines Are More Expensive And Take Longer To Work!

Lasers work very quickly, but they don’t require any special equipment or maintenance. You just need to bring along a power source like a battery pack or solar panel.

LASER HIRING MACHINES ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY!

How Does Electrolysis Work?

First of all, let’s talk about the difference between laser and electrolysis. Electrolysis is a method used to destroy hair roots with electricity. It works by putting a thin metal needle into the skin. Once it’s in place an electric current is passed through the needle, damaging the hair root and preventing regrowth. For this reason, electrolysis is especially good for people with sensitive skin or those who can’t tolerate intense pain.

Lasers, on the other hand, target the melanin in the hair bulbs. The laser energy damages and destroys the hair root without harming the surrounding tissue.

Both methods work pretty well, but it really comes down to personal choice. It’s important to have realistic expectations though! No matter which method you choose, you won’t be able to get rid of all your unwanted hair. That’s just the way it is.

The Trouble With Electrolysis!

Both lasers and electrolysis have their benefits, but they also come with some major downsides. For one, laser hair removal machines are really expensive to buy or rent.

They can also be really difficult to use! Electrolysis machines are cheaper and easier to use. The down side is that they can only target one hair root at a time!

You Have To Pay A Lot To Get Started!

Unfortunately, the initial outlay of cash to get started is very steep. For laser hair removal, you’ll need to buy or rent a laser hair removal machine.

If you decide on electrolysis, you can buy an electrolysis machine pretty cheap.

That’s Why We Recommend Electrolysis!

Both electrolysis and lasers work very well on targeted hair roots, but only lasers can be used all over the body. With electrolysis, you can only remove hair from specific parts of the body.

For this reason, we recommend electrolysis over laser hair removal. It’s perfect for people with sensitive skin or those who can’t deal with the pain of laser hair removal.

Other Ways To Get Rid Of Your Unwanted Hair!

If you can’t afford to get an electrolysis machine or prefer something that has a quicker result, try the cream alternative. These creams are a lot cheaper and can be applied all over your body.

The only catch is they contain harsh chemicals that can severely damage and irritate your skin. So always remember to wear gloves and apply the cream sparingly.

Hair removal creams are a lot quicker and easier to use, but the chemicals can be very harsh on your skin! Always remember to wear gloves and only apply the cream to the area you want to treat.

How To Use An Electrolysis Machine!

Okay let’s get started! This device works by sending a thin metal needle into the hair root.

Once it’s in place a very small electrical current flows through the needle and damages the hair root.

Place The Tip Of The Needle Against The Hair Root!

The first thing you need to do is sanitize the area you’re going to be working on. When cleansing the skin, use a lint-free cloth or paper towel to remove all dirt and oils.

Next, you need to apply a thin layer of gel to the area.

Once the skin and gel are ready, you can start using the machine. Simply hold the tip of the needle against the targeted hair root.

Make sure it’s touching the hair and the skin or else the tool won’t work!

Add More Pressure As You Needle!

You should feel a small prick as the needle goes into the hair root. If you don’t feel anything, that means you’re not applying enough pressure.

If you feel pain or the needle breaks the skin, that means you’re applying too much pressure. It should feel like a tiny mosquito bite.

Wait 30 Seconds Before Moving On!

Once you apply enough pressure, wait for 30 seconds. This will let the tool do its work and destroy the hair root.

Continue this process on all the hair roots you want to destroy and then cleanse the skin and apply aftercare ointment.

The needle can easily break if you apply too much pressure. So try not to do that!

Also remember to always use the applicator gloves that come with it and sanitize your hands before working on a new area.

ADVANCED TIP: Once you finish using the tool, place it back in the carrying case it came in and keep it somewhere clean. This will prolong the life of the tool and make it easier to sanitize.

Aftercare For Electrolysis!

It’s very important you cleanse the skin after using the tool. Using a cotton ball or q-tip, get it wet in rubbing alcohol.

Squeeze it out so it’s not dripping and then apply it to the target area. Rub it in a circular motion for 10-15 seconds and then wait 20 before doing it again.

The aftercare for this tool is very simple. All you have to do is sanitize your hands and the target area with rubbing alcohol or an antiseptic wipe and then apply an ointment like aloe vera or vitamin E oil.

This will help soothe the skin and remove any trace of the tool.

FAQ:

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What are some of the side effects while using the tool?

A. Your skin may become irritated, turn red, feel hot, or develop a rash. If this happens, stop using the tool immediately and apply an anti-biotic cream to soothe the skin.

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How soon will I see results?

A. It really depends on how many hairs you’re targeting. On average, most people see results after 10-20 sessions, but again this all depends on how many hairs you’re targeting and if you’re dark skinned.

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I’m dark skinned, will this still work?

A. This tool works best on people with light skin, however it can work with people who are dark skinned. Some think if you’re dark skinned it will damage your hair follicles permanently. While others have said it did work on them. But please be cautious if you have dark skin and do a patch test first before going all over your legs or beard area.

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Does this hurt?

A. Most say it doesn’t hurt at all. Some say it feels like a quick pin prick. And some say it does hurt quite a bit. It’s probably going to hurt more if you have darker skin and haven’t done a patch test. But other than that, most people say it doesn’t hurt.

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How long does it take to charge the batteries for the tool?

A. It takes about 12 hours to fully charge the batteries.

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How long do the batteries last?

A. The batteries should last about 20 sessions, which is around 4 months if you’re doing this everyday. You can also buy new batteries from us if you need new ones.

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What’s the return policy?

A. Please see our return policy here.

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Does this tool work for facial hair?

A. Yes, this tool does work for facial hair. However, you may want to try one of our other tools if you’re looking to zap your beard or mustache. This isn’t the most suitable tool for that job since it’s mainly made for larger areas like your legs.

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Does this work for white people hair?

A. Yes, this tool can work on white people hair since it’s a metal clamp with electricity running through it. The metal clamp will grab onto the hair and hold it in place, so it should work on white people hair.

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Is this tool safe to use?

A. Yes, this tool is safe to use since it has a safety switch that prevents you from grabbing the metal clamp when it’s not attached to the power source. Also, you won’t be able to touch the metal clamp when it’s electrified. So it’s basically foolproof, which makes it safe for everyone to use.

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Is this tool painless?

A. There is a pinch when the tool grabs your hair and zaps it, however, most of the time you won’t feel anything except for a slight tingle.

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Can I use this on my armpits?

A. Yes, you can use this on your armpits, but please note that the power of the machine is NOT strong enough to remove hair from your upper lip or nostrils. Also, the clamp is too big to go around your eye brows, so you’ll have to manually remove hair from there.

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Can I use this on my back?

A. Yes, you can use this on your back, but please be very careful when using it there since you can’t see what you’re doing. You may want to ask someone to help you since you won’t be able to see if you’re missing a spot on your back.

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Can I use this on my groin area?

A. Yes, you can use this on your groin area, but please be very careful when using it there since you can’t see what you’re doing down there. You may want to ask someone to help you since you won’t be able to see if you’re missing a spot on your genitals.

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Can I use this tool on other parts of my body?

A. Yes, you can use this on other parts of your body, but please be very careful when using it there since you can’t see what you’re doing. You may want to ask someone to help you since you won’t be able to see if you’re missing a spot on those areas of your body.

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Can I use this on my head?

A. Yes, you can use it on your head, but please be very careful when using it there since you can’t see what you’re doing. You may want to ask someone to help you since you won’t be able to see if you’re missing a spot on your head.

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Does this work for black people hair?

A. Yes, this tool can work on black people hair since it’s a metal clamp with electricity running through it.

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