WHEN TO OPT FOR ELECTRIC HAIR REMOVAL?

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WHEN TO OPT FOR ELECTRIC HAIR REMOVAL?

WHEN TO OPT FOR ELECTRIC HAIR REMOVAL?

Electrolysis is the oldest permanent hair removal technique, with over 50 years’ experience. This involves inserting a single-use needle into the root of the hair shaft, then sending an electrical impulse to permanently destroy the hair bulb.

WHEN TO OPT FOR ELECTRIC HAIR REMOVAL?

Performed hair by hair,electrolysis requires several sessions that can sometimes be painful, which is why it is recommended for areas wherelaser hair removal is not or no longer effective, such as :

  • hormone-dependent areas containing down, as they are subject to a risk of stimulation or paradoxical regrowth, i.e. women’s faces, stomachs, backs, upper arms and buttocks.
  • parts of the body where sun exposure is unavoidable. Thanks to this technique, there’s no need to worry about your tan: it can be used on all skin types, even tanned ones.
  • white or light-colored hairs not detected by otherpermanent hair removal methods. (laser, pulsed light)
  • recalcitrant hair at the end of laser treatment.

In cases of hirsutism or hyperandrogenism (high levels of male hormones), hair removal is generally not considered definitive, but recurrence of hair growth is slowed down, which is a relief for sufferers.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LASER AND ELECTRIC HAIR REMOVAL

Although the expected result at the end of the treatment is the same, i.e. permanent removal of hair, there are a few differences between the two techniques:

  • the required hair length. For laser hair removal, the hair must be shaved flush with the skin to avoid energy loss from the beam and maximize its concentration on the bulb, whereas for electric hair removal, the hair must be of a certain length, sufficient to grip it.
  • time per session. As explained above,electric hair removal is performed hair by hair. The practitioner grasps the hair shaft with tweezers, inserting the filament into the hair bulb to deliver the electric shock. This lasts only a brief moment, and the dead hair falls out instantly.
  • after the session. Withelectrolysis, the hair falls out immediately after discharge. The skin is clear for several weeks, until the next session. Withlaser hair removal, the bulb is burned under the skin, and gradually ejected. This process can take from 2 to 20 days, depending on the initial thickness of the hair. Patients describe a sensation of re-growth of shaved hair during this period.

THE BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC HAIR REMOVAL

Electric hair removal can be performed on all skin types, from the fairest to the darkest, and even on tanned skin. Laser hair removal sometimes requires downtime during tanning periods, whereas electrolysis can be carried out on the same day as your exposure, except in the case of sunburn on the area to be treated.

While fine hairs and down are difficult to capture with the laser beam, they can be destroyed with electrolysis without any particular problem.

Thispermanent hair removal method is therefore an asset when it comes to treating delicate, fluffy areas such as the chin, cheeks, neck and sideburns, but also the breast areolas and lower back.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS USED AT EPILIUM&SKIN?

Our laser and electric hair removal center in Paris is equipped with a Silhouet Tone electrolysis machine. Recognized worldwide in the medical-aesthetic field, Silhouet Tone offers reliable, high-performance equipment that is regularly updated and maintained.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS OF ELECTRIC HAIR REMOVAL

Side effects are few and far between. Small scabs may appear at the needle entry point, as well as diffuse redness in the treated area. In rare cases, small scars may persist.

Finally,electric hair removal is not recommended for people with pacemakers or metal implants, or for pregnant women.

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