As technology throughout our daily lives improves, such as more modern smartphones and handy tools, technology in the beauty industry is improving, too. We’re always on the hunt to find the perfect methods and tools to support us in our efforts through our beauty regimes, and we’re always up to hear about a new product that could help us with that. If we’re talking about hair removal methods, enter electrolysis, a modern, cutting-edge technology that’s about to become very popular. Electrolysis is a newer method of hair removal that’s innovative and doesn’t require any sacrifices when it’s used, meaning you can get everything you want out of it, without having to give up anything more than a little money. So, let’s take a look at the benefits.
- Permanent results
The first, and arguably most attractive benefit of electrolysis is the promise of permanent hair removal, which may feel like an answer to all your prayers. The method of electrolysis hair removal is, in fact, the only FDA-approved method which yields permanent results, as other treatments such as laser or electric tweezing can compete against electrolysis, but this is where they fall short. With electrolysis, it does take a number of sessions before the results are permanent, and the number of sessions required is dependent on the thickness of the hair in the area, but once a hair hasn’t grown back for three months, you know it definitely won’t come back ever again.
- Works for all skin and hair types
If you’re taking a look at electrolysis because laser or another method just doesn’t seem as promising for your own skin or hair type, you’ve come to the right place. One of the best things about electrolysis is that it works for all skin and hair types, and always has. When it comes to laser, the story hast always been the same and, while the technology is now more effective for those with darker skin, it’s still not quite as effective for everyone. On the other hand, f you choose electrolysis, you can be certain that it’ll work for you.
- Can be used on any part of the body
Of course, it’s up to you where you choose to remove your body hair, and if you choose to even remove it at all, but another great reason to steer towards electrolysis is that it can be used everywhere, on each and every single hair on your body. The number of sessions you require to remove the hair permanently in each area of the body can vary and fluctuate, but regardless, you can remove as much, or as little, of your body hair as you like. The reason why this is such a huge benefit is because you can reap all the other benefits here on any part of your body, and you don’t need to perform different methods of hair removal for different areas – you can permanently remove any hair.
- Can save you money in the long run (and lots of time)
While it’s true: electrolysis isn’t a cheap option, you may be surprised to hear that it can still save you money in the long term, and not to mention, time. Usually, one session ca cost between $30 and $200, depending on where you have it, your electrologist, and how long the session is. Often, electrologists will charge you based on the length of your session, and most areas need between 8 and 12 sessions. This means you could pay anywhere between around $250 to $2500 for one area of the body, and of course it would cost more if you had more areas covered. However, the average wax would cost $45 to $100 for a full leg wax on both legs, which would last up to six weeks, meaning you could have around 8 waxes per year, which would cost around $360 to $800 per year if you’re committed to smooth skin. The point is, electrolysis would save you from having to pay for hair removal ever again, and it would save you all the time you’d otherwise dedicate to temporary hair removal methods, too.
- It’s not too painful
For many people big factor in deciding on a procedure like this can come down to pain, and how comfortable they’ll feel during the treatment. Despite myths that electrolysis is painful and uncomfortable, most people don’t actually find it that bad. Of course, pain tolerance and threshold vary from person to person, but even if you do experience some pain during the treatment, the clinician would be able to provide you with some local anaesthetic or over the counter numbing cream.
- It doesn’t require too much aftercare
Of course, it’s always important to take care of your body and skin, regardless of whether you’ve recently had a large treatment or procedure, but these treatments usually require additional aftercare and a little extra TLC for your skin. However, when it comes to electrolysis, you don’t need to dread a lengthy, exhausting recovery schedule that take hours to tend to or anything excessive. Instead, it’s simple. You have to be gentle with your skin, of course, and avoid anything harsh that could damage you skin, and make sure to protect yourself from the Sun particularly well following the treatment. But, other than that, there’s not too much to worry about.
- It’s the only method that doesn’t cause ingrown hairs
You may have noticed a pattern with any hair removal method you try, and one thing always stays consistent, no matter what you do. That’s ingrown hairs. Another thin g that sets electrolysis apart from alternative methods is that it prevents ingrown hairs, and it’s one of the only methods that doesn’t cause them. Of course, much of this is down to the fact that it removes hair permanently, and ingrown hairs are another thing that you can say goodbye to, and leave behind when you begin your electrolysis journey.