laser +electrolysis+bikini question

anyone have positive or negative things to say about doing laser before electrolysis? I have really light skin and dark hair and have been debating detting my bikini line done. I was thinking of have a session or two of laser to try to clear clear and thin some of the hair, and then doing electrolsysis from there.

please share any advice or warning about laser or electrolysis and mixing both.

Hi pea.

Doing combination modalities (laser and electrolysis) can sometimes be helpful. As an electrologist, I have had ladies come in to clean up hairs on the bikini line that laser couldn’t get. The hairs were disabled and/or reduced (fine and light) and these particular clients seemed pleased.

I’m not sure if one or two treatments for laser is enough because of the hair growth cycles. You would need several treatments over 9-12 months to accomplish permanent hair removal with electrolysis, but it would be permanent.

It would be nice to hear consumer comments about their experience with this particular area.


Thanks for replying.

yes yes personal experiences would be good.
My main concern is that the lazer will not leave any “clean” time in between treatments where I will actually be able to go out in public (although first I have to buy a bathing suit)
I do have electrolysis on my face, and I am just afraid that in the few months I am here I won’t be able to have the area cleaned up enough. I will try talking to my electrolysis about it, but it’s not my favorite of all topics <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

If your electrologist is fast enough, and you can make your treatment sensation comfortable enough, you can clear out the entire area desired in one sitting. At that point, you would have at least 3 weeks of visual clearance, and perhaps 6 weeks before it looks like you did not do anything at all, assuming you had no further treatment during that 6 week time frame.

I had 5 or 6 treatments with laser and switched over to electrolysis and I figure I have had about 30 - 40 hours of electrolysis to date.

Yes laser is much quicker and will thin out the hairs before doing electrolysis but if I had to do it all over again I would have skipped the laser and gone straight to electrolisys.

With laser you will be smooth in the entire area you’ve treated but electrolysis “can be” slow, depending on the method used and of course the electrologist. Thermolysis is very quick and blend is slower but blend is supposed to have a higher kill rate.

Here’s somthing I would recommend from personal expereince and this is what I will probably be going to myself. Do electrolysis, then wax off what remains to be treated and you’ll be pretty hair free for a few weeks, go back and do it again. this is a good combination of permantly getting the hairs and being smooth.

P.S. I am male and I too get the bikini area treated.

I am similar to Jonny Longer, I has Laser for 5 or 6 or 7 sessions then switched to electrolysis (galvanic).