//////////// Laser/IPL vs Electrolysis for Hair Removal – Which Method?/////////////
The fact that laser & IPL retard hair growth & it is semi-permanent hair removal,…
Based on my experience:
After I had my hair in certain areas removed by both laser (Trade name of the laser device: Candela Gentle … both 755 & 1069nm) & IPL. I also had got epidermal burn once from IPL hair removal resulting in hypopigmentation in that area for 5 yrs. Some hair will regrow after 3-5 yrs; some hair has been permanently removed.
I have had all of every single hair permanently removed from my underarms and from knees down to lower legs & ankles via Electrolysis during 1998-1999. It took less than 2 yrs to clear every single hair there for my case. Since then not even a single hair came back.
How much will hair regrow & how long does it take for hair to regrow after the original series of laser/IPL hair removal? This varies among individuals and varies among different body areas.
If u hv been treated with laser/IPL before, electrolysis will still 100% permanently remove every single hair. If the therapist is skilful it only takes a single treatment per follicle but the hair need to be there to be treated. Laser/IPL retards hair grow, so some hair may take longer to emerge out from follicle.
What I can conclude by this? => I warn consumers if they want to get a fast result/look they may choose to start with laser hair removal for first 4-6 sessions around 6-8 weeks apart then finish it with electrolysis => BUT
Big BUT => they may get hair free for some yrs & they may be hair regrow yrs after that & they may need to resume it with electrolysis if they want all hair gone permanently. This could take upto 5-6 years or longer in total. However, with this choice, you should achieve clean skin look within the first few months after starting of the journey, provided that you are a good candidate for LASER hair removal (a person with very fair skin coloured with dark, coarse & dense hair)
But if you choose to do electrolysis only since the start of your journey, it should take upto around 1 ½ – 2 yrs for average persons to have every single hair permanently cleared by electrolysis, depending on your commitment and the amount & density of your hair