Does Anyone Still Get Electrolysis for Hair Removal?

Is electrolysis an outdated technique for hair removing?

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Electrolysis vs. Laser Hair Removal

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With advancements in laser hair removal, most hair types can be treated with laser and thus electrolysis has lost popularity.  Electrolysis does have application in patients with residual hair after laser hair removal, blond hair, red hair, or white hair.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Electrolysis versus laser hair removal

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Laser hair removal is typically more efficient and patients tolerate it better than electrolysis when treating large areas of hair growth. However, for localized hair growth, recurrent hair growth after laser treatments, or when treating around areas sensitive to laser light such as the eyes, electrolysis makes more sense,

Carlo Rob Bernardino, MD
Monterey Oculoplastic Surgeon

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