Pluses and minuses of epilation with laser and alternating electric current
Electroepilation is cheaper than laser hair removal. The hair is removed forever. It is suitable for all hair and skin colors. It has some disadvantages:
Laser destroys follicles faster. There are practically no side effects. The man feels no pain, no discomfort. However, there are also disadvantages:
Which of the procedures to choose, will advise the beautician. Sometimes lasers are combined with electroepilation.
Photoepilation and laser hair removal: comparison
Laser hair removal method is younger and more advanced than photoepilation. It works by targeting thanks to nozzles that emit light waves of different wavelengths. If photoepilation can quickly remove hair in a large area in a short session, the laser is a jeweler’s work.
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But also the consequences are different: the laser is able to distinguish the pigment of the hair, so it acts only on it, not affecting the surrounding follicle tissue. Photoepilator has a wide flash, so immediately after the session redness is possible.
What is better: laser hair removal or photoepilation?
A smooth and silky skin is a dream of every woman. Modern cosmetology salons offer a range of procedures to remove unwanted hair. Light epilation is one of the most radical methods, capable of completely destroying the hair follicles in any area of the body. As a result of such procedures the effect is saved for the longest time possible.
Safety of procedures
The main feature of these types of hair removal is that in both cases the effect on the skin is made in ways we are not used to. In the case of laser hair removal hair removal occurs through the destruction of hair follicles from the inside. Melanin, contained in the structure of the hair, under the influence of the laser beam begins to heat, which leads to the destruction and subsequent hair loss.
Laser hair removal procedure, although it has been carried out for several decades and is considered completely safe, still it has some contraindications, which must be taken into account:
- The procedure is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, because it can harm the body of the mother and the baby;
- in the case of varicose veins, exposure to laser can also be a threat to health;
- Contraindications include malignant neoplasms and cancer;
- laser exposure can worsen the condition in acute viral diseases;
- It is also recommended to refrain from the procedure for people with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Electroepilation procedure is carried out in a different way. a thin needle, which is also an electrode, penetrates under the skin, directly to the follicle, then a low-purity current is used to heat and destroy the structure of the hair follicle. This procedure began much earlier than laser hair removal and is also considered harmless to people who do not have health problems. As in the case of the previous procedure, there are a number of contraindications, which include all of the above items and some more nuances.
- In the presence of a pacemaker the procedure is impossible.
- It is also strictly forbidden to perform electroepilation if there are any metal objects in the human body, whether implants or prostheses.
- In case of hepatitis this kind of hair removal should be refused.
- Individual allergic reaction to the components of the procedure. For example, the intolerance of metal alloys from which needles for current epilation are made.
Also note that laser hair removal is less painful than hair removal with low-frequency current. Therefore, people with high sensitivity is better to opt for the first option.
Advantages of electroepilation
Electroepilation is a revolutionary and the most effective method of hair removal. It has the following advantages:
- The only method today that allows to permanently lose unwanted hair;
- It removes rather than damages the hair follicle;
- a wide range of effects;
- scientifically researched method;
- Due to the spot supply of heat to the hair is working exclusively inside, destroying only the follicle;
- Versatility: suitable for any hair, regardless of its tone, thickness and density;
- a wide range of techniques;
- absence of side effects;
At the heart of laser hair removal is a method of selective photothermolysis. Laser energy is absorbed by melanin cells contained in the hair, and then passes it in the form of heat to the hair follicle. After such procedure there is a full or partial destruction of the follicle, it also loses its function to reproduce new hairs.
It is important to note the fact that this principle is called selective. This is due to the fact that in the human body, cells can only perceive light of a certain length. Based on this it is clear that for the destruction of hair follicles one length is used, and the impact on blood hemoglobin during coagulation (removal) of capillaries is carried out using a completely different length of light beams.
Laser hair removal. features, pros and cons of the method
As its name implies, laser hair removal is a method of removing unwanted hair on any part of the body using a special laser unit. This method is based on the fact that melanin. the pigment that gives your hair a particular color, can absorb laser pulses. As a result of such radiation melanin converts the pulse into heat, which destroys the hair shaft. But since there is no melanin in the follicle itself (it is produced there and goes to the stem cortex), the bulb is not damaged enough to stop hair growth forever. Therefore laser hair removal allows getting rid of excess vegetation for an average of 4-6 years. However, those hairs that eventually regrow are very weakened, they are thin and brittle, it is not difficult to remove them repeatedly.
Features of laser hair removal and equipment used in the procedure:
If the technique is modern, the laser can remove vegetation in any area of the skin, color and thickness, type of hair shaft does not matter. However not all clinics are equipped with innovative devices, therefore in some cases the client can be refused laser hair removal, if his skin is too dark (will absorb the laser radiation) or hairs that need removal are gray, too light (not enough melanin for pulse absorption).
Laser hair removal allows you to treat large areas of skin covered with unwanted vegetation in one session. The diameter of the flash also makes it possible to remove individual hairs, that is, to carry out targeted epilation.
Laser systems have a cooling system, so the client feels practically nothing during the exposure to the beam. Cryogenic cooling also protects the skin from burns.
The number of sessions necessary to get rid of excess hair is calculated individually. You will have to perform at least 2-3 procedures, because first the hairs that are in the growth phase are removed, then the elements that come out of the sleeping phase.
The process of preparing for laser hair removal is more time consuming. A few weeks before the cosmetic procedure must begin to protect the skin in the area of future treatment from exposure to ultraviolet rays. That is not allowed to sunbathe, including visiting a tanning salon. During the same period of time it is necessary to refuse to carry out any procedures during which the hair is pulled out from the follicles with the roots. That is not allowed to do home epilation with an epilator, tweezers, you can not do shugaring and vaksing. At the same time hair can be shaved and cut. Three days before procedure it is necessary to shave a zone of future processing, that to the moment of laser hair removal the hairs had time to grow on some millimeters, and could absorb laser radiation. At the same time it is necessary to refrain from applying any cosmetics that contain alcohol. Immediately before going for laser hair removal, you need to take a shower, but after that you should not apply any cosmetics on the body.
Contraindications for laser hair removal duplicate the contraindications for electroepilation.
The second most effective technique that allows you to quickly and efficiently remove unwanted vegetation.
When working with modern equipment, there are no restrictions on the area of exposure, the shade of the client’s skin, the color of his hair.
Painless due to cryo-cooling. For clients with hypersensitive skin and / or low pain threshold is anesthesia.
The possibility of side effects is very low.
Laser in contact with the skin disinfects it, has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Due to the fact that it is not necessary to treat each hair separately, the duration of the session is shortened, reducing the cost of the master. Therefore laser hair removal is a cheaper method of removing unwanted vegetation than electroepilation.
Laser hair removal does not contribute to the complete and final removal of unwanted hair. After 4-6 years their growth may resume, even if only partially.
During laser hair removal the elements that are in the sleeping phase are not removed. Therefore the customer will have to visit the beautician several times.
Can you sunbathe after laser hair removal and electroepilation??
Let’s see how our methods (electroepilation and laser hair removal) deal with sunbathing? This is an important issue that must be studied before the course to avoid negative effects, complications and pigmentation.
Laser hair removal excludes a presence of fresh sunburn, that is before procedure 2-3 weeks it is impossible to sunbathe and after procedure it is necessary to avoid being under direct sunlight more 2-3 weeks.
It is possible to do electroepilation the day after sunbathing, and after procedure to sunbathe in 7-14 days as soon as crusts which are formed after hair removal by this method will descend.
TOTAL: Laser hair removal is not suitable if you are going on vacation or just came back from beach vacation. You can start undergoing hair electroepilation right after a tan or a vacation, but it will require some time before sunbathing.
What is the essence of each of these types of hair removal?
Laser hair removal affects the hair follicle with a directed beam, the melanin in the hair picks up the laser, converts it into heat.
Thanks to this process the subcutaneous part of a hair is destroyed.
Electroepilation. Is the only officially recognized method of removing unwanted hair permanently.
It involves the use of a needle electrode that conducts a low-frequency current.
It is injected under the skin into the hair follicle and destroys the hair from the inside.