PRLog - May 1, 2012 - Manhasset, NY, May 01, 2012 - Many men and women who wish to permanently remove unwanted hair on the face and body are confused by the treatment options currently available. The two most common treatment options are Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis. Many mistakenly believe they are one and the same—but in fact, the technologies used are very different, beneficial for different skin and hair types, and produce different results. A brief description of their differences will help you to ascertain if laser hair removal is right choice for you.
How Does It Work?
Laser Hair Removal uses a beam of light to instantaneously “zap” all hair follicles on the surface area that the light touches. The process must be repeated once a month to catch the follicles at the right stage of hair growth. In most cases, a course of six treatments is adequate to achieve dramatic results.
Electrolysis uses a needle with an electric current to “zap” each follicle of unwanted hair. However, unlike the laser, it is necessary to individually pierce each and every follicle to achieve the goal of no further hair growth. Unfortunately, if the hair follicles are slanted, it may take several times to “zap” the root of the follicle if the needle is not inserted at the correct angle. It is possible that if the roots of the follicles are never “zapped” successfully that the hair will continue to grow back.
Who Does It Work For Best?
Laser Hair Removal only works on hair with high amounts of melanin, so it performs best on clients with dark hair. In order to “see” the follicle, there must be contrast between skin color and hair color. Those with fair skin and dark hair will achieve the best results.
Electrolysis can work on any hair type. Those with gray, blond, and red hair will find this to be a better option than laser hair removal.
How Comfortable Are the Treatments?
Laser Hair Removal treatments are virtually painless. Many clients describe the sensation as a “quick snapping” feeling on the skin. At New York Laser and Aesthetics, we use the Zimmer Cooling System, which blasts cold air on the skin to counteract the heat of the laser. This technology allows the treatments to be maximally effective while reducing any pain or discomfort to surrounding skin tissue. Treatments are rather quick, and can easily be fit into a lunch break.
Electrolysis treatments are known to be much more painful and take much longer than laser hair removal, due to the necessity of “zapping” each follicle individually with an electric current. More treatments are needed in order to kill the hair follicles. It usually involves years of treatments to get the results most people desire.
How Expensive Are the Treatments?
Laser Hair Removal usually requires about six treatments, although periodic “touch ups” afterwards may be desired. New York Laser and Aesthetics offers a six-treatment package deal and offers any additional touch-ups at fifty percent off “for life.” These deals make laser hair removal a great investment in time and money.
Electrolysis is quite expensive, due to the amount of time each treatment takes, and the number of treatments needed over time to produce desired results. Many electrolysis clients spend thousands of dollars on their treatments, without necessarily achieving ideal results.
At New York Laser and Aesthetics in Manhasset, service and safety are our top priorities. We only use the most effective and advanced technology to minimize discomfort throughout the treatment process. Our caring staff members are New York State-licensed and our quiet, discreet atmosphere will make your treatments as relaxing and pleasant as possible. Please call us at (516) 627-7777 for your free consultation today!
Or visit us on line at : http://www.nylaser1.com/
Ofra Amy Grinbaum
New York Laser Aesthetics Americana at Manhasset
2110 Northern Blvd. (Suite. 202)
Manhasset, NY 11030