Both hair removal techniques use a source of heat to damage the hair follicle, but with electrolysis, the heat from the probe cuts off the blood supply to the hair follicle to permanently stop hair growth.
With laser hair removal, the light beams cover a wider area but don’t treat each follicle at the root level, and the beams target the pigments of the hair, making it ideal for lighter skin tones with darker hair pigment. However, laser hair removal is not as effective for gray, blonde, red, or white hair colors because they don’t absorb light well. And people with darker skin tones may encounter some challenges with this procedure due to the lack of contrast between skin tone and hair color.
* Hepatitis, AIDS, and HIV positive
* Accutane Treatment(wait 6 months after last treatment)
* Puberty (wait 1 year after beginning menstrual cycle, and parental consent form if younger than 18 years of age).
* Multiple Sclerosis (with doctor’s approval note only).
* Type 1 diabetes
* Cochlear Implant
* Pacemaker (with doctor’s approval note only)
* Breasts and abdomen if you are pregnant
* Skin Cancer
* Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis
* Localized Infection and Dermatosis
(mycosis, warts, cysts, etc).
* Hair Nevus(doctor’s approval note)
* Significant Varicose Veins
* Inside the Ears
* Inside the Nostrils
* Erythema (inflammation, sunburn)
* Oral or genital herpes (with antivirals)
* Neuralgia and local pain