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Considering Permanent Hair Removal? Here are the Pros and Cons of Each Method


Constantly keeping unwanted hair under control can be a pain. Literally. Shaving every day can lead to annoying irritation and painful nicks, and getting waxed can be prohibitively excruciating to a large number of people.

Given these complications, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more and more individuals are turning to permanent hair removal. With this type of removal, the follicle itself is destroyed so that hair doesn’t grow back at all. Currently, there are several different options on permanent hair removal on the market.

So which one is the best and does permanent hair removal actually work?


This method of permanent hair removal has been around for years, and it remains one of the most popular. With electrolysis, a tiny needle is inserted into each hair follicle which delivers a small amount of electric current, destroying the follicle. While it is effective, electrolysis does have downsides. For starters, a single treatment can result in scarring, hyperpigmentation, bumps and increased sensitivity. And most patients find that they need several treatments for the hairlessness to take hold.

Laser Hair Removal

Recently, laser hair removal has become the go-to option for many people looking to permanently get rid of unwanted hair. During treatment, a laser is passed over the skin that targets the pigment in the hair and damages the follicle beyond repair. Generally, patients need six treatments or more for the hair loss to become permanent, but that’s not the only downside. Laser treatments can also result in sensitivity, bumps, blistering and crusting on the skin, and it’s not ideal for certain hair/skin color combinations.

Surgical Depilation

Of all the permanent hair removal methods, surgical depilation is probably the least popular. With this type of treatment, the skin containing the hair roots is surgically removed. According to experts, surgical depilation is a more intense option, and it can result in more serious downsides, including keloids, scarring and infection. Because of these complications, it’s not typically recommended, especially for people that are more prone to infection.

So which permanent hair removal option is the best? Generally, electrolysis and laser hair removal are effective and relatively safe methods. If you’re looking to get rid of troublesome body hair for good, do some research and find a qualified technician in your area who can get the job done with as few complications as possible.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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