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Electrolysis versus laser hair removal is a consideration in your hair removal choice. Electrolysis is one of the oldest methods of hair removal and so there have been some false beliefs and misunderstandings of this method that have appeared over time. Separating the true from the false will enable you to choose the best hair removal method for your needs and can save time, aggravation, and money in your search for effective and affordable epilation.

No Pain, Just Gain
Electrolysis is painful - The truth is, electrolysis usually does not cause any discomfort. Modern electrolysis methods have reduced any discomfort to a mere tingling. A topical anesthetic may be used in some cases. There is always some degree of sensation associated with electrology. It depends greatly on an individual's tolerance to pain, the type of hair, and the area that is being treated.

Some clients say the pain of electrolysis is about the same as that felt when hair is plucked. Others describe the sensation as 'a slight warmth'. The treatment tends to make a few people jittery, others fall asleep during treatment. New types of topical anesthetic (such as EMLA), and other different techniques for reducing pain, are presently being introduced into electrolysis practice to make treatments more comfortable for clients.

Permanently False
The electric tweezer method is permanent - The truth is, the Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Association recognize only electrolysis as a permanent method of removing hair. In fact, some states prohibit those who use the electric tweezer -- which can also be purchased for consumer use -- from claiming it provides permanent hair removal

Temporary methods of hair removal are better - The truth is, chemical depilatories (liquids or creams) are often used to remove leg hair. These products may work well for the legs but cannot be used on the face. Depilatories contain irritating chemicals, and they also can be time-consuming and messy. Likewise, bleaches contain harsh chemicals and do little to disguise dark hair. They may also discolor the skin.
Waxing is another temporary method of hair removal and is usually done in salons. A hot wax is applied to the skin and removed once it has dried over the hair. The hair is stripped off when the wax is removed. Waxing can be painful and costly. Home waxing kits are available, but they can be difficult to use and messy. There are electrical electrolysis devices available for home use that try to copy the devices used by professionals. These devices are often unsafe for use by anyone who is not trained in electrolysis

All electrologists are licensed - Many states require that electrologists be licensed or certified within the state in order to practice electrolysis. If you live in those states (check with your local business licensing authorities for the latest info for your area), be sure the practitioner's certificate is current and fully on display. For states that do not regulate electrolysis, look for electrologists who have a certification from an accredited electrology school.

There’s a lot of advertising and claims by hair removal practitioners to get your business. Your new-found knowledge will enable you to choose the options wisely and well.

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