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Electrolysis: a technique that is still relevant despite the popularity of photo-hair removal

With the advent of new methods of permanent hair removal (laser and pulsed light), some predict the imminent disappearance of electrolysis. That being said, at the Académie Edith Serei, we think quite differently. Our arguments in favour of this proven technique are many and varied – discover them in this blog article!

Photoepilation: pros and cons to consider

Of course, photoepilation, which burns the hair root with a concentrated beam of light, has several advantages:

  • Affordable cost;
  • Removal of more than one hair at a time;
  • Smaller number of sessions;
  • Permission to shave between sessions;
  • Effective even on ingrown hairs;
  • Etc.

However, it also has some shortcomings, including its poor performance on very light hair – and on dark skin! – and the obligation to avoid exposure to the sun for several weeks after treatment. In addition, with photoepilation, it is very rare that the results are 100% satisfactory. In truth, it is generally necessary to complete the work with another method, namely (you guessed it!) the "good old" electrolysis!

Electrolysis, a powerful solution that continues to prove its worth!
The principle of electrolysis consists in inserting a metal filament into the hair follicle and sending an electric shock to "destroy" the hairs one by one (even the blades!) permanently. Since it removes hair only individually, electrolysis requires more sessions than photoepilation, which makes it almost as expensive as laser or pulsed light, especially if it involves very large areas (e.g. complete legs). Fortunately, the results are more likely to be final! In our opinion, it is the ideal solution to remove stubborn hairs from small areas, such as eyebrows or upper lip.

Are you still hesitating between photoepilation and electrolysis? Make an appointment with one of our beauticians for a consultation!

The Académie Edith Serei, our training courses, your success!

Nowadays, permanent hair removal techniques are very often combined. For this reason, we recommend that all aspiring beauty professionals who wish to specialize in permanent hair removal methods do not limit themselves to learning recent procedures, because electrolysis is far from having said its last word! Find out more about the training and beauty courses offered in our Montréal and Laval schools!

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