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Electrolysis or Laser Hair Removal

Which One is For You?

Much confusion exists in the mind of patients regarding hair removal as to which procedure is better. In reality, there is actually a complementary role Electrolysis and Laser play and each have their strengths and weaknesses.

Yag Lasers are commonly used for hair removal as they are safe for all skin colorations including tanned skin. However, these Lasers "prefer" dark/coarse type hair which can be found on all body parts. They are not effective on fine/wispy hairs or blond/grey/red colored hairs.

The real strength of Lasers is that they can treat large body areas in relatively short time periods. From scientific data, it is known that approximately 10-15% of hairs are destroyed with each treatment (spaced about 6-8 weeks apart) and therefore 6 or more treatments are required to attain satisfactory results. Treatment is usually ongoing as new hairs will appear over time due to aging/genetics and hormonal changes. Laser therapy attains "permanent reduction".

Electrolysis, on the other hand, will permanently destroy all types of hair regardless of color or texture. By virtue of its technique, it will be more time consuming for large body areas. When performed by Licensed/Board Certified Electrologists, it is safe and effective with minimal discomfort and achieves permanent results.

Many patients, in fact, require both procedures due to location of the hair and/or their texture and coloration characteristics. It is in this area that the two therapies are a complement to each other.

Chloe Handler, C.P.E., L.E. is a Licensed Board Certified Electrologist with over 35 years of experience in electrolysis procedures. Chloe is also the Director of the Electrolysis Training Institute, a State approved technical school.

Paul Sedacca, M.D. is Certified in Laser Technology/Therapy and has been using various Lasers for 10 years (a long time in Laser Technology). He teaches Laser Technology/Therapy to other physicians. Lasers are also used to treat spider leg veins, age/sun damage wrinkles, facial veins and rosacea and complement Botox therapy and filler therapy (i.e. Juvederm, Sculptra and Radiesse) also performed by Dr. Sedacca.

Are Laser & Electrolysis Hair Removal Right for Me

Our group approach can handle all your non-surgical cosmetic needs by way of a complementary consultation.