Hello, i thought this would be interesting. It came up in one of my replies to a post i made, but i think it is quite a good thing to know.
Tweezing or waxing can cause enough trauma to stimulate the dermal papilla (the end of the hair that electrolysis has to get to for it to work). Cutting, shaving, and depilatories do not reach the dermal papilla and do not affect growth.
So if anyone has had bad results due to electrolysis, its very likely that previous waxing and tweezing have caused this. This is also the case in Laser hair removal, where the light travels in a straight line. If the dermal papilla (root) has been distorted and moved to an angle through waxing or tweezing, the light rays of laser, wont reach the desired area that it is required to do so for results.
So i advise anyone whos just starting off with hair removal to rather go straight to electrolysis, and skip the waxing or tweezing, it may be a tad expensive, but the results will be a lot better and very possible permanent! (unless however one has a hormonal problem).
There are a lot of cases where electrolysis/laser does work for people who have waxed and plucked before, but for best results, start off with electrolysis, or laser on untouched hair, as this will increase your chance for permanant results…
thanks for listening,