Laser hair removal treatments were introduced about 2 decades ago and are now widely accepted by dermatologists as a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair from small and large parts of the body. Laser therapy is also approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Comparison with electrolysis
Electrolysis is another method which is popular for laser hair removal in Calgary that has been around for more than a century. The differences between laser therapy and electrolysis treatment are discussed below.
– Treatment Method – Electrolysis is an invasive technique in which a needle penetrates deep through the skin into the hair follicle while laser is a non-invasive technique. This hair removal method uses only light energy.
– Time remaining – Electrolysis takes longer than laser treatment because only one hair follicle is treated at a time. Lasers, on the other hand, target dozens of follicles at once and therefore require less time. Minor procedures may only require one session
-Re-Treatment – Since electrolysis permanently destroys follicles, treated hair follicles should not be re-treated. In the case of lasers, if the laser-treated follicles begin to grow hair in time, you may need to treat the same follicles again.
-Efficiency – The FDA currently permits the term "permanent hair removal" for electrolysis. Unlike lasers, it is effective on all hair colors. On the other hand, studies have shown that laser hair removal is a faster, less painful, and more reliable method of hair removal than electrolysis, but is only effective on some hair colors.
Stubborn areas such as the armpits, chest and back may require several sessions 6 weeks apart. It is recommended to wait until the treated hair has come out and enough hair has emerged after the hairless phase to undergo another treatment.