Electrolysis hair removal has become one of the most popular methods of hair removal, and it has actually been around for more than 100 years.  There are many people that find that electrolysis is a much more effective method of removing hair than using a laser or epilator is, though the truth is that it can be a bit more painful – depending on the method of electrolysis hair removal that you try.

Electrolysis is basically using a tiny needle, inserting it into the hair follicles all over your skin, and applying heat or electricity to burn the follicles. Medical electrolysis has developed over the years, and now heat or chemicals are used to burn up the hair and the follicles around it – thereby preventing hair from growing back in the future.

The FDA has announced that electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method, as laser hair removal doesn’t cause permanent removal – it can grow back within a few years.  Thanks to the simple method that has been around for more than a century, you can get rid of hair once and for all!

One of the best things about the electrolysis hair removal is that it is as permanent as it gets.

That’s right, with this method of hair removal, you never need to worry about the hair growing back. This is due to the fact that the needle inserted into the follicle will basically burn the follicle. The follicle will never heal completely, meaning that the hair will never be able to grow back. As far as permanent hair removal goes, it’s the best option.

A downside of the process is that it can be a bit painful. For those that have a low pain threshold, the laser hair treatment is often considered a better choice due to the fact that there is a lot less pain. For those with a higher threshold, electrolysis may be a good choice thanks to the permanence of the removal, but it will be a challenge to avoid squirming as the needle is stuck into your skin and heated to burn the follicle.

Another downside is that the cost of the electrolysis is actually a lot higher than laser hair removal. A session of electrolysis is much cheaper than a session of laser hair treatment, but you need many more sessions in order to get all the hairs. Remember that a needle is being stuck into each follicle individually, so it will take a lot longer to cover larger areas like the back or the legs.

One final drawback to electrolysis is that it can cause ingrown hairs, which is not a problem with laser hair removal. If the needle goes into the follicle at an imperfect angle, it can actually cause ingrown hairs that will just make the pain worse, though it doesn’t happen as much as you might expect thanks to medical advances.

It’s up to you to decide whether or not electrolysis hair removal is the best choice for you, and the most important thing to consider is what the most important thing to you is. If you want a hair removal method that is permanent, the pain may be worth it. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money and want to avoid the pain, then it may not be the right choice.