Category Archives: Electrolysis Case Study New York City

Laser Hair Removal Versus Electrolysis

When deciding to undergo permanent hair removal, it is very important to understand the differences between laser hair removal and electrolysis.  Many people are unaware of how laser and electrolysis methods work. I will first discuss how laser works and then its differences compared to electrolysis. Then I will explain which hair and skin types work best for laser and electrolysis.

Laser Hair Removal

permanent-808nm-diode-laser-hair-removal-machine

Laser hair removal works by beaming highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. Pigment, color, in the follicles adsorbs the light. This adsorption destroys the hair follicle. Most laser hair removal technologies today only allows for dark hair colors like black or brown to be adsorbed. Also, this technology works best on individuals where there is a contrast of skin tone and hair color. The best candidates for laser hair removal are those with light skin tone and dark color hair. Laser is not effective on blonde, red, or grey hair. Nor is it effective for those with similar skin and hair color. It should be noted that it can also cause hyper-pigmentation, darkening of the skin, which can be permanent.  Most importantly, laser hair removal can only claim “Hair Reduction” by the FDA. It is not labeled as “Permanent” like electrolysis and will never clear 100% of the hair targeted.

Electrolysis Hair Removal

electrolysis versus laser nyc p01

Electrolysis works by using an electric current to target the source of the hair follicle from which it grows, the dermal papilla. Each time the dermal papilla is targeted, it is destroying the growth of the hair. Electrolysis works by targeting the source of hair growth and not the pigment of the hair, therefore, it can permanently remove all hair colors and work on every single skin type. It is the only method of hair removal that is FDA allows to be called “Permanent”.

To achieve permanent hair removal, contact Limoges Electrolysis for your free consultation.

Don’t Struggle with Unwanted Hair

During my training at the Berkowits School of Electrolysis in New York City, I had the good fortune of meeting a wonderful and inspiring woman by the name of Elena from Long Island, New York. She shared with me her struggles of dealing with unwanted hair and how it negatively affected her self-esteem. Her story is inspirational and reminded me that we should make the most of life. If there is something in our life we struggle with, like unwanted hair, we should find a solution!

I had the privilege of working on Elena several times during my studies at the Berkowits School of Electrolysis. I could clearly see the the positive difference that electrolysis made in her life. She personally complimented my techniques on many occasions and appreciated my gentle touch. I was proud to receive such high praise from someone who had undergone several hundred hours of electrolysis and knew from experience what an expert electrolysis treatment should feel like.

Please take a few moments to read Elena’s Story Below.

Or click here to read her story on the American Electrology Association Website

Elena welcomes the confidence of smooth skin

Elena struggled with her self-image for years before discovering her natural beauty through electrolysisFor most preteens and teenagers, it goes without saying that puberty is a difficult time in life. There are the social pressures of trying to fit in with different circles. There are the family dynamics of becoming a young adult and learning your boundaries and discovering who you are as a person. And there are also the body changes. Hormone fluctuations, genetics and related issues can make a person feel insecure and awkward: acne, physical development, vocal changes and hair growth.

For Elena of Long Island, New York, adolescence marked the beginning of a long and difficult struggle in her life with unwanted and excessive hair growth. At school, her challenge was painfully obvious. Classmates cruelly called her names like “Elvis,” making fun of her embarrassing sideburns. “After that, I started shaving,” Elena confesses.

Suffering alone, her self-esteem plummeted

Elena’s mother was busy, working hard to support the family as an RN; she didn’t have much time to help Elena through her struggle. So as a teen with few choices, Elena resorted to combing her hair over her face and hiding her true self in shame. As so often happens with teens struggling for acceptance, she made some unhealthy choices in the quest to belong.

“I started feeling awful, and I actually started going with the wrong crowd because I had such low self-esteem,” Elena said. “Thank God it’s over now. Everything is so different.” The cause: a genetic condition called hirsutism.

Elena is far from alone in her struggle with unwanted hair. In fact, hirsutism, the technical name for excessive hair growth, is a common problem among both men and women. In some rare cases, excess hair growth may indicate a more serious health problem, but for many people, it is simply the benign result of heredity or hormonal changes. Elena says her excess hair growth is the result of her Puerto Rican heritage and genetics, which she saw firsthand when she visited relatives in Puerto Rico.

A breakthrough

After years of struggle, Elena – at age 17 – finally began to explore electrolysis as a solution to her unwanted hair. A mentor recommended Arlene Batz, CPE, an experienced electrology practitioner and educator, and the treatments began with a few hours twice a week. “Arlene was like my second mother,” said Elena. “She really lifted me up in many ways.”

Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved permanent hair removal solution. Hairs are removed individually, and due to different growth cycles for hair, treatments take time. Elena’s patience and willingness to continue treatments paid off, and over time, electrolysis worked for her. She said, “I was walking with my head held high.”

Tried and true solution

After marriage and the birth of her children, Elena again struggled with excess hair. While the earlier hair was permanently removed, hormone fluctuations stimulated previously dormant hair follicles. “With my second child, even more grew, in places where I didn’t have hair before, like my stomach, back and shoulders,” she explained. “I was basically hiding from the world. I would comb my hair and my bangs to cover my face. That’s how I used to walk around in high school too.” This time, Elena knew just what to do.

Elena turned again to electrolysis and is now focusing on bringing an end to her troublesome facial hair. “I have this outlook in life that I just have to keep walking, no matter what. After electrolysis, I feel like I can conquer the world! To me, it’s a blessing.” she said. Over time, she plans to explore options for removing her unwanted body hair as well.

Elena is a single parent now, so her budget can be tight, but she believes electrolysis is worth the investment in herself. She sees Arlene at Breier Hair Removal & Skin Care in Queens regularly for her treatments. “It is important to take care of yourself, especially because we give so much as women, so I’m making electrolysis a priority for me.”

People see the confidence

For Elena, electrolysis not only enables her to show her true outer beauty to the world, but also the inner beauty of her personality, which takes a back seat when her self confidence drops. “People can tell the difference when I have the treatments. I do tend to hold back a little bit and not get near people,” Elena said, admitting that she often will stay home rather than show her face to the world. “But the day after I get electrolysis treatments, I tie my hair back and put on makeup, and I’m much more outgoing. People say, “Wow, Elena, what did you do differently? Your face is glowing!”

Elena highly recommends electrolysis for people like herself who struggle with unwanted hair. She points out that it’s important to have patience. “It works – slowly but surely, it works. It’s not all in one shot, but over time the hair keeps getting thinner and you can see the excess hair going away.”

Elena said although the topic of unwanted hair can be a sensitive issue for many people, she feels she’s been blessed and she wants to share the wisdom she’s gained through her experience with electrolysis to help others. “I’m a strong believer,” she said. “Taking care of yourself is such a good investment.”

Elena’s Message

Don’t hide yourself from the world because of unwanted hair. Life is short and “Taking care of yourself is such a good investment.”

I invited you to a Free Consultation at Limoges Electrolysis and experience for yourself my excellent technique and gentle touch!

LIMOGES BEAUTY

Midtown West
352 Seventh Ave., Suite 602
New York, NY 10001
646-205-8741