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Should You Choose Laser Hair Removal Or Electrolysis Treatment?

woman who received both Laser Hair Removal and ElectrolysisNow that summer is here, there’s no more hiding beneath layers of clothing and cozy beach cover-ups. Your underarms, legs, and bikini line are going to be on full display for the next few months, which means more time spent shaving, waxing, and plucking unwanted body hair. If you’re tired of the constant maintenance required to keep stubble at bay, you may be considering a longer-lasting solution for silky smooth skin.

Should you choose laser hair removal or electrolysis treatment?

You’ve heard of both laser hair removal and electrolysis. But what are they, exactly, and which one will provide you with the hairless, sexy skin you desire? We’ve broken down both treatments to help you decide.

What is laser hair removal treatment?


Laser hair removal uses an intense, pulsating beam of light to penetrate the skin and damage the follicles of unwanted hair at the source. This causes the hair to fall out over time and inhibits future growth. At Sarapy Clinic, our advanced laser safely and effectively treats a wide range of skin tones and hair types for long lasting results.

Does it hurt?

Not at all. Laser hair removal is comfortable with little or no pain. At most, you’ll feel a warming sensation on your skin as the laser heats the hair follicles.

How many treatments are necessary?

Because hair grows in cycles, multiple laser hair removal treatments are typically needed to completely remove all unwanted hair. The number of treatments needed varies depending on skin and hair type.

How long is each treatment?

A big advantage to laser hair removal is that it can target a large area, like the legs or back, very efficiently. Most appointments take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.

What is electrolysis treatment?


Like laser hair removal, electrolysis is a cosmetic procedure that damages the follicles of unwanted hair to reveal smooth, sexy skin. However, the hair removal process is different. With electrolysis, a very fine needle is inserted into the natural opening of the hair follicle alongside the hair shaft. Then, an electrical current is sent through the needle, damaging the follicle and preventing future hair growth. The last step in electrolysis involves removing each individual hair with tweezers.

Does it hurt?

Electrolysis is more painful than laser hair removal because of the way the hair is removed (hello, needles and tweezers).

How many treatments are necessary?

It’s different for everyone. The number of treatments required depends on the type of hair being removed and from where. Coarser hair and larger areas necessitate more treatments.

How long is each treatment?

Because each hair follicle is targeted individually, a single electrolysis treatment can last several hours for a large area.

Which treatment is best for hair removal?

Both laser hair removal and electrolysis are effective for long-term hair removal when performed correctly. However, laser hair removal offers some significant benefits over electrolysis. Laser hair removal covers large areas faster than electrolysis, and it’s much less painful. Because laser hair removal can cover a bigger treatment area in one session, fewer sessions are required, making it a more affordable option. Laser hair removal also leaves the surrounding skin unaffected, whereas electrolysis comes with a risk for scarring and pigmentation.

At Sarapy Clinic, we have 25 years of internal medicine experience and can confidently recommend laser hair removal as the safer, faster, and more comfortable option for eliminating unwanted body hair.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal, contact us to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Ghayouri will sit down with you to create a personalized plan tailored to your needs and goals.

Beach season is underway! Don’t wait another minute for the silky, smooth legs, underarms, and bikini line you desire. Call (858) 731-7601 to set up an appointment today.