Inserted into an individual hair follicle root, the electrical current, in effect, burns the root of the hair, inhibiting it from producing any more hair. While electrolysis hair removal does offer permanent results, it is a slow, arduous process that often requires multiple sessions to completely destroy the hair follicles. Additionally, there are currently no standardized guidelines for licensing qualified electrolysis technicians, making it difficult for prospective patients to find a reputable, experienced professional.
Laser Hair Removal
Unlike electrolysis, which uses an electrical current to destroy each hair root individually, laser hair removal treats many hair follicles at once. Areas can typically be treated with laser hair removal in a fraction of the time needed for electrolysis. Additionally, there are more dangers associated with electrolysis hair removal techniques than there are risks associated with laser hair removal. The major risks associated with electrolysis include electrical shock, infection, and scarring.