Electrolysis and laser hair removal work brilliantly to address a broad range of hair removal needs. By offering both modalities we have the best technology and flexibility to meet everyone’s goals.
Electrolysis is the practice of permanent hair removal and is the only method of hair removal recognized as permanent by the FDA.
The treatment is proven safe and effective for all skin and hair types and all skin and hair colors.
Electrolysis is the general term used to refer to permanent hair removal, but there are three modalities:
All three modalities are permanent, but most electrologists only know how to perform one: Thermolysis. At ProLuma, we specialize in the Blend modality, which is especially effective at addressing complex hair removal cases and eliminating coarse, terminal hair.
Electrolysis requires a series of treatments over the course of 12 to 24 months, determined by variables such as body area, hair density, hormonal factors, session time, and treatment frequency. Treatments are priced based on session time, not body area.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation and laser hair removal is the use of this energy and light technology to eliminate unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal works by selective photothermolysis (SPTL) whereby a specific wavelength of light and pulse directs heat towards a target in the skin, in this case melanin, the predominant source of pigment in the skin and hair. The result is a destroyed hair follicle that no longer produces unwanted hair on the face and body.
We treat all of our clients with the Lumenis Light Sheer DESIRE laser hair removal system – the most comfortable system on the market that treats most skin types with dark hair. This laser is typically an exclusive technology only available at physicians’ offices due to its superior technology and advanced mechanism.
Because laser technology targets melanin which is found in both the skin and hair, it is important that there be a differentiation between the color of the skin and the hair or there is the risk of skin damage. The best candidate for laser hair removal has lighter skin and darker hair. That is why we are pleased to be able to offer electrolysis as an alternative treatment that is safe on all skin tones and hair types.
Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments over the course of 12 to 18 months. Typically, 8 to 10 sessions will clear most of the hair in a given body area. Any hairs that remain are usually too light and fine for further laser treatments, but they can be eliminated with electrolysis. Treatments are priced based on small, medium, and large body areas.