Difference between electrolysis and laser hair removal?
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What is the difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis? Do they both work as well and is one more painful than the other?

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Electrolysis is permanent

Electrolysis is permanent hair removal. There are 3 modalities. Galvanic, thermolysis, and blend. It is effective on any hair color, any color of skin, fine or coarse hair.

Laser is permanent hair reduction. It is only effective on dark, coarse hair. There are 4 different lasers effective and safe for hair removal, depending on skin type.

Neither method is painless, but both are tolerable. Both require multiple treatments. The hairs must be treated in the active growth stage.

Skill, training, and experience of the laser operator or electrologist are crucial for success.