Laser hair removal and electrolysis are both amazing options for hair removal. Both have their benefits and downsides. Let’s investigate these two procedures:

What is laser hair removal?

In order to permanently remove hair, the hair germinal cells must be killed. This is done by using a laser whose wavelength matches the pigment of the hair. The heat absorbed by the pigment travels to the germinal cells and permanently injures them. In the growth phase of a hair cycle (one of 3 phases of the life of a hair), the hair is attached to the germ cells so the heat is effectively transferred to them. In the other 2 phases of the hair cycle, the heat will not lead to killing the germ cell. This is why several treatments are needed, so as to eventually hit most of the hairs in the growth phase.

What is electrolysis?

Electrolysis uses  electricity to destroy the actual hair follicles and papilla. During an  electrolysis treatment, a practitioner inserts an extremely tiny device into the hair follicle. The device causes an electric current in the skin tissue, thereby damaging the follicle beyond repair. The hair is then removed from the follicle, and because it is destroyed, hair cannot grow anymore from that particular follicle. During electrolysis, the practitioner needs to treat each follicle at a time. Therefore, electrolysis takes a long time ( a whole face can take 20+ hours to do) and is more expensive. 

Laser vs. Electrolysis

The FDA officially approves the use of the phrase “permanent hair reduction” for laser hair removal and “permanent hair removal” for electrolysis. Therefore, while laser hair removal has the ability to remove most hairs, it is still not 100% guaranteed to ensure that every single follicle is removed and that hair will never grow back. Electrolysis on the other hand guarantees permanent hair removal. Thus, if you have tried laser hair removal and your hair grew back and/or you want a 100% guarantee that the hair will be permanently removed, electrolysis may be your best bet.

Another major difference (and probably the most significant) is the cost and time commitment. If you are looking to remove hair on a larger part of your body (e.g a whole leg, arm, etc). Electrolysis will be extremely time consuming and costly. Laser is by far a better option if you are looking to remove a large amount of hair. On the other hand, if you have a few pesky hairs in a certain location (e.g a few stray hairs on a mole,  upper lip or neck) electrolysis could be a more reasonable option for you. 

Both laser hair removal and electrolysis are amazing solutions to remove hair depending on the patient's need. They are amazingly effective and many clinics now offer both electrolysis and laser hair removal during a single session depending on the area that is being treated. 

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While laser hair removal has always been more popular among women, more and more men are quickly hopping on the trend and receiving treatments. There are several reasons why:

First, laser hair removal can remove hair on a man's body that is  very difficult to remove without the help of someone else. For example, many men are unhappy with the amount of hair on their backs. It is obviously impossible to shave or wax a back without having someone do it for you. Back hair grows quickly and therefore, it would also be very difficult to maintain a hairless back. This is the most popular region for hair removal in men.

In addition, the back of the neck and upper shoulders are also  popular areas to receive laser hair removal in men. These places are also hard to reach while shaving and it can get very frustrating trying to remove hair from these areas. Laser hair removal is an amazing option to remove hair from these areas.

Many professional athletes, including swimmers and cyclists, must remove any excess hair on their bodies. This actually helps improve their performance. Thus, many professional male athletes choose laser hair removal as a means to get rid of extra hair. 

Many men also choose to receive laser hair removal for aesthetic reasons. Once hair is removed from a man's body, it is easier to see muscle definition. Laser hair removal is an amazing way to improve one's confidence and eliminate the frustrating (and possibly expensive and painful) ongoing maintenance of shaving and/or waxing. In addition, because men tend to sweat more than women, many men report that they smell better when they have less hair. 

Last, because mens hair grows faster and thicker,  men who want to remove body hair need to shave or wax a lot more frequently than most women. This means men are a lot more at risk to ingrown hairs. These ingrown hairs can cause unsightly, painful bumps all over the body which is obviously very frustrating and uncomfortable. Laser hair removal will eliminate the need for shaving which means no more ingrown hairs.

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Laser hair removal is not considered cheap for some people. However, if you are someone who typically waxes, the price for waxing does add up over time whether you wax at home or receive it as a service. For example, a full leg wax can cost up to $55  for only half a leg. Therefore, while you may think you are saving money because one wax treatment is less than one laser treatment, the cost of waxing eventually does add up. Even shaving can cost you a pretty penny if you add up the costs of razors over the course of several years. Laser treatments are typically permanent and therefore, you will never need to buy wax or a razor after you receive laser hair removal. You may want to consider whether you can afford a bigger upfront cost in order to save money in the long term.

Laser hair removal used to only work for people with light skin and darker hair. However, due to the influx of new technology, there are now laser machines that can treat people with a variety of hair and skin tones. For example, the Lumenis Splendor X machine is  able to completely customise a patient's laser treatment depending on the skin tone, skin, type, and hair color. This is due to SPLENDOR X’s state of the art laser system and Blend X technology (Binary Laser Emission of Nd: YAG and Alexandrite wavelengths).  Furthermore, the Splendor X is an extremely fast, effective and safe treatment option. 

There are several things you must do before you receive laser hair removal. First, before your first session, avoid waxing, plucking, threading and bleaching for at least 2-3 weeks. The laser machine needs to find  the hair in the hair follicle so it cannot be completely removed. It is however important to shave the treatment area the night before your laser treatment. This is so the laser can treat the hair under the skin vs on top of the skin (which can lead to burning). The treatment area must be perfectly clean as well.  This means no moisturiser, makeup, and/or self tanner. Last, the area must not be sunburnt and tanned by the sun for the best results. 

Unfortunately, all tattoos must be covered while doing laser hair removal. Therefore, any areas of the body where one has tattoos cannot have hair removed by a laser. 

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If you always wanted laser hair removal, winter is the best time to receive a treatment. Let's investigate the different reasons why winter is the best month for laser hair removal. 

First, laser hair removal is done over a series of several treatments. The amount of treatments will depend  on a person's skin tone, amount  of hair and type of hair.  The reason hair regrows after laser treatments is due to the way laser treatments work. Laser hair removal only removes hair that is in the active part of the growth cycle (anagen phase). There are however 3 other hair growth stages at any given time. This is why it is important to receive a series of laser treatments (6-8 for most patients) in order to make sure all hairs in the anagen stage are removed. 

Now wouldn't it be nice to be perfectly smooth by the summer time? A full set of laser hair removal treatments (6-8 treatments) are typically done 3 weeks apart from one another. This gives you 18-24 weeks to get a whole set of laser hair removal treatments in before summer. Therefore, it is best to start at the end of fall/beginning of winter. 

Now, after you receive laser hair removal treatments, it is absolutely essential to avoid the sun for as long  as possible (a least 48 hours) to let the skin heal. Therefore, it is a lot harder to do this in the summer time if you are getting laser in an area that is exposed to the sun. In addition, it is also important to avoid excessive sweating, swimming and exercise after a treatment.  These activities are also typically enjoyed during the summer and can therefore be trickier to fit in laser treatments.

In addition, you cannot have laser done on sunburned skin, even if there is just a slight burn. There is a higher possibility of burning during the summer and therefore this may interfere with the planning of your laser hair removal. Even after you are allowed to be in the sun after a laser hair removal treatment, your skin will be more sensitive and be more prone to burning. Furthermore, many recommend not being exposed to the sun up to two weeks before a treatment.  This will make sure the laser is set to the correct setting based on your skin tone and will therefore work more effectively. Untanned skin will also  prevent hyperpigmentation and possible burning because the skin will be less sensitive. 

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So, you've decided to get laser, but hold on just a minute. Did you know that your skin color determines how and where you should receive laser treatments? Laser hair removal is definitely NOT a one-size-fits-all cosmetic procedure. However, with the improvement of technology, now virtually everyone can receive laser hair removal.  Here’s what you need to know before you decide to invest in laser hair removal:

You might have heard that those with darker skin may have a more difficult time receiving laser hair removal. This was due to how the original laser hair machines were designed.  These machines were not able to tell the difference between the pigment of the hair follicles and the pigment of one's skin. Therefore, scarring, discolorations and severe burns could result from performing laser on dark skin tones. Instead, laser hair removal was only best suited for individuals with fairer skin and darker hair, as the laser was able to remove only the darker hairs and would not burn the surrounding lighter skin. The good news? Now those with darker skin can experience all the amazing benefits laser hair removal has to offer! New technology now allows those with darker skin to safely and effectively receive laser hair removal due to the implementation of Nd:YAG wavelength technology. This wavelength is specially formulated for darker skin types due to the way this wavelength interacts with melanin and the patient's dermis. Therefore, if you have darker skin and you are looking to try laser hair removal, do your research and make sure you find a practitioner who uses this technology and has experience working with people with darker skin.

However, those with light skin and light hair may also have trouble with certain laser machines. This is because older laser hair removal machines could not pick up the lighter color hair follicles. However, the great news is that technology has improved drastically and those with light skin and light hair can also receive effective laser hair removal. New hair removal lasers work by giving the illusion of darker hair color and can even effectively remove white or gray hairs! In addition, while you may have lighter hair in certain parts of your body (e.g arms, legs and back), everyone has darker and coarser hair on other areas (e.g under arm area and bikini areas). Therefore, most laser hair removal machines should be able to remove darker hair in these areas (for those with lighter skin). While technology has certainly improved, those with lighter skin and very light hair may need more sessions than those with darker hair.

In conclusion, laser hair removal technology has come a long way in the past few decades. Those individuals who were typically deemed poor candidates for laser hair removal due to skin tone and/or hair color can now enjoy all the amazing benefits laser hair removal has to offer. New machines, such as Splendor X, Nd Yag Laser, and the Cynosure Elite Plus are a few examples of laser hair removal machines that will work for any skin and/or hair color.

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So, how long does laser hair removal actually last? This is a very important question to consider before diving in and getting laser. Afterall, if we decide  to pay a pretty penny for laser, we will definitely want it to last for a long time. The answer of course is: it depends!

People usually receive laser hair removal  to remove hair on either one or both parts of the body. These areas include the face and body. The amount of time laser will last will depend where the patient decides to receive the laser hair treatment.

The good news? Laser hair removal performed on the body tends to last a very long time. For some people, results can even be permanent. Even better news, any regrowth that does occur will  most likely  be very sparse and fine. The reason hair regrows after laser treatments is due to the way laser treatments work. Laser hair removal only removes hair that is in the active part of the growth cycle (anagen phase). There are however 3 other hair growth stages at any given time. This is why it is important to receive a series of laser treatments (6-8 for most patients) in order to make sure all hairs in the anagen stage are removed.

As far as the face is concerned, some people report that it is more likely for hair to regrow on the face after a series of laser treatments. This is most likely due to normal androgenic hormonal fluctuations and the effect they have on hair follicles. These hormones include  testosterone and DHEA and can cause hair regrowth. This is especially relevant in women during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as when women begin to enter perimenopause and menopause. Therefore, it is less likely that laser hair removal will be permanent on the face. However, one can expect laser hair removal to last on the face for up to 10 years. After 10 years, some patients decide to get a few retouches over the years. Similar to regrowth on the body, any hair that does regrow on the face will more likely be lighter and finer.

While there is a chance hair may grow back after laser hair removal, laser hair removal is still considered an excellent investment. This is because any hair that does regrow will typically be finer and lighter. In addition, one can still expect results to  be mostly permanent.

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There are some amazing laser hair removal machines on the market. How do you know which one to choose? The answer will depend on your needs and what is available in your area.  Lets compare two of the most popular machines currently on the market: the Splendor X and the Candela Gentlemax Pro. Each machine also has pros and cons.

The Candela Gentlemax Pro is a wonderful and very popular laser hair removal machine. The machine works for all skin types, is safe , comfortable, quick and customizable. It also can be used an a skin-rejuvenating, collagen producing treatment.  The Candea Gentlemax Pro does have a downside. For some, the laser hair treatment can cause slight pain and stinging. In addition, the treated area may become red and swollen post treatment. Hyperpigmentation and darkening of blood vessels post treatment is also a common side effect.

The other popular laser hair removal machine is the Lumenis Splendor X. The Splendor X is also able to completely customise a patients laser treatment depending on the skin tone, skin, type, and hair color. This is due to SPLENDOR X’s state of the art laser system and Blend X technology (Binary Laser Emission of Nd: YAG and Alexandrite wavelengths).  Furthermore, the Splendor X is an extremely fast, effective and safe treatment option. Many of the top doctors and clinics around the world, such as the Australian Skin Clinics, have chosen the Splendor X machine to use in their offices.  The only downside of the Splendor X is that some report that the treatment may be slightly uncomfortable. In addition, those with active skin infections are not able to receive laser hair removal using the Splendor X. Last, hyperpigmentation may occur in some patients.

Both machines offer amazing results. As always, make sure to speak to a qualified and registered laser hair removal technician before you decide to undergo treatment.


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So, is laser really worth it? After all, waxing and shaving have several redeemable qualities. Let's figure out if laser hair removal is a good choice for you or if waxing and shaving is a better option. First of all, the cost of waxing and shaving is less than one treatment of laser. Shaving costs only include razors and possible shaving cream. Waxing kits usually cost anywhere from $20-$100. One treatment of laser varies depending on where you are receiving it. The cost usually ranges between $200 (e.g bikini) to $800 (e.g back). Therefore, if you have a very tight budget, waxing and shaving may be a better choice for you.

However, while the cost may appear to be beneficial, the price for waxing does add up whether you wax at home or receive it as a service. For example, a full leg wax can cost up to $55 for only HALF a leg. Therefore, while you may think you are saving money because one wax treatment is less than one laser treatment, the cost of waxing does eventually add up. Even shaving can cost you a pretty penny if you add up the costs of razors over the course of several years. Laser treatments are typically permanent and therefore, you will never need to buy wax or a razor after you receive a laser hair removal. You may want to consider whether you can afford a bigger upfront cost in order to save money in the long term.

In addition, laser hair removal dramatically reduces the regrowth of hair and is an amazing beauty investment. No more painful waxing or time-consuming shaving that often causes itching, skin irritation and stubborn ingrown hairs. With laser hair removal, your skin will always be smooth, beautiful, and virtually hair free.

Last, for some people, laser hair removal may not be the best option no matter what your budget or needs are. If you have light hair or very dark skin, only specific types of laser will work for you. Therefore, you must make sure the laser at the center you intend to visit will be suitable for your hair and skin color. Next, laser hair removal is not recommended for people with certain skin conditions and diseases. If you have a certain skin condition or disease, consult with your doctor if laser hair treatment is a safe choice. Last, it is recommended that pregnant women refrain from getting laser. Waxing and shaving could therefore be a better and safer choice for some people.


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Laser, hair removal therapy

Alright, so everyone and their mother is getting laser. But like many popular things that actually can be dangerous (hello, cosmetic surgery and anesthesia), one has to wonder if laser hair removal is actually safe.

The good news? YES! Laser hair removal is safe! Whether you decide to get it on your arms, legs, chin or bikini area, you can be rest assured that laser is a safe and effective solution for hair removal. Like most cosmetic procedures, some may experience side effects after laser treatment. However, these side effects are typically short lived and relatively pain free.

So here is the scoop: Common side effects of laser can include redness and irritation, scabbing, and risk of skin infections. These side effects are typically minor and temporary. However, most likely you will only experience some redness or bumps immediately after the treatment.

It is also necessary to highlight the importance of proper safety eye-wear while performing laser. Eye protection is an absolute must during laser to prevent eye injuries. During laser, you and your technician will be wearing proper eye protection . Eye-wear should never be moved or adjusted without the doctor or technicians assistance. In addition, you may notice your doctor or practitioner wearing a mask during the procedure. The laser "plume" (also known as the small particles and smoke that are formed during the laser treatment) can over time irritate your airways. However, here is the awesome news: There are new, more advanced and safer laser hair removal machines currently on the market. For example, Lumenis Splendor X is a new machine that has a one-of-a-kind built-in plume evacuator which provides a smoke-free environment. Therefore, if you choose to receive laser with Lumenis, you and your practitioner will not need to worry about any run off plume due to its ability to provide a smoke-free environment.

Like any cosmetic procedure, the most important thing is to do your research and make sure you have any treatment done by a trusted and licensed specialist. But all in all, laser hair removal is completely safe. And perhaps even safer than dueling with your shaver in the shower!


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