Hi, my name is Emily.
I have type III skin with very dark hair. I was recently researching hair removal methods and had pretty much decided to go with a laser hair removal place near my house that have fairly good prices and a GentleLASE (Alexandrite) laser.
Then I found this forum, with people in the laser hair removal forum recommending that people get electrolysis on their face rather than laser. I have fairly coarse, dark hair on my upper lip, though I’ve never allowed it to grow out.
I live in Adelaide, and doing searches on the internet have not proven fruitful - finding laser was hard enough, there seems to be one alex laser, one diode place, and then about 7 others who don’t even mention what sort of lasers they use (and I suspect most are IPL/VPL solutions instead). I’ve had even more trouble finding electrolysis places, and have heard that electrolysis is quite expensive in Australia and that practitioners aren’t very qualified.
My question is: as a person with quite pale skin and very dark hair, is laser a safe enough that I should go for it, or should I hold out to find an electrolysis place, bearing in mind it might cost twice as much (the laser place near me does treatments at ~$40 (AUD), maybe 35 american
Thanks in advance for any recommendations!