|Effectiveness ||Complete hair removal
||Only effective on black or brown hair. Some patients experience regrowth.
|Pain ||More discomfort
|Process ||Practitioner delivers electricity to the follicle through a metal probe, causing localized damage.
||Uses selective photothermolysis (SPTL) to cause localized damaged to the hair cell by selectively targeting the melanin in the follicle.
|Length of a session ||Approx. 30-60 minutes
||Approx. 10-15 minutes
|Number of sessions ||Takes 15-30 sessions for best results
||Usually at least 7
|Cost ||$65-90 per session (approx.)
||$150-$200 per session (approx.)
|Side effects ||Redness, swelling, drying and an increase in ingrown hairs
||Itching, pink skin, redness, swelling, a change in skin pigment, some pain, flares of acne, scab formation and infection.
|Regulations ||FDA Approved for Permanent Hair Removal
|First used ||1875