Electrolysis Versus Laser Hair Removal

Electrolysis is recognised as a safer and more effective way to remove hair



Electrolysis is the only method of permanent hair removal approved by both the BMA (British Medical Association) in the UK and the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) in the US.

Some laser treatments are permitted to advertise permanent hair reduction, but not permanent hair removal.

Electrolysis is safe for all skin types whether pale, dark or sensitive, and can be performed on any area of the body except the mucus membrane inside the nose.

It is effective on all types of hair – curly, straight, blonde through to black, grey or white and will permanently remove unwanted hair. Electrolysis can also be used to treat distorted hairs.

With up to 550 programs tailored to suit each skin type and body area, the machine can be adjusted between treating an eyebrow or underarm and a lip area or chin, and can be performed at any stage of the hair’s growth to achieve successful results.

For laser to achieve a successful result, the hair has to be in its anagene stage – but it is most unlikely all the hair will be in that stage at the same time.

Following laser treatments, clients have to avoid sunlight for long periods, particularly if they undergo repeated laser treatments on their face. After electrolysis, clients only have to avoid direct sunlight for a few hours.

Laser emits radiation which risks nerve damage, up to third degree burns or hypersensitivity, particularly if performed by an under-trained therapist.   Electrolysis cannot damage skin to nerve level.

Laser treatments can be very painful – but with our “Apilus® Platinum™ Pure”, electrolysis treatments can be so comfortable that some of our clients drift off to sleep.

At Somerset Electrolysis we believe there is no contest: electrolysis is unequivocally safer and more effective than laser