Getting rid of unwanted hair is easier than ever these days, with plenty of options available – but if it's permanent results you're after, laser hair removal and electrolysis are two of the most common solutions.

How do they work, what are the pros and cons, and how do you know which one is right for you? We answer those questions and more below.

Electrolysis

This both removes the hair from the area and promotes lesser, finer hair growth over time (although it's important to keep in mind that results can vary from person to person). 

It works by passing a small current into the hair follicle using a very fine probe. This triggers a chemical reaction which destroys the cells at the base of the hair. Each hair is probed individually and then removed using tweezers.

Laser hair removal

This method also offers long-term results, but it works by using light beams to target the pigment in the hair shaft and follicle. Heat is generated, loosening the hair and disabling the cells involved in hair growth to stop it growing back.
 
Over time the hairs that have been treated will fall out naturally, leaving you with silky smooth skin. Usually, several treatments (typically around 6-8) are required to target as many hairs during the natural growth cycle as possible, ensuring you get real results. 

Which treatment should I get?

Electrolysis can be effective, but because the process involves targeting each individual hair, it's best suited for small, localised areas such as the upper lip, chin, eyebrows, midline of the stomach or areola.

For laser hair removal at Caci, we use the latest generation VPL (variable pulsed light), which means we can treat both smaller areas like the bikini line and face as well as larger areas like the back and legs. 

While laser isn't for everyone (blonde, red and grey hairs are more difficult to remove and may not be able to be treated) we offer complimentary consultations to assess your suitability and make sure you're informed about your options for hair removal.

We also developed a special treatment plan for laser hair removal called Freedom, which gives you a personalised schedule of treatments to ensure you get the best results possible – plus a guarantee so you have peace of mind.

To find out more, we'd highly recommend booking your free consultation at your nearest clinic.