You might be enticed to purchase affordable electrolysis over the Internet, thinking that they are extremely convenient (and affordable) techniques of permanent hair removal for you. Add to the fact that professional electrolysis machines cost considerably more than these cheap at-home kits, you’d understand why so many people opt for these at-home kits. But when has anything cheap ever been good?
Are you 100% certain the techniques and kits used by you are safe and FDA approved? As per several reports, the FDA has approved very few home laser treatment devices, and currently all of the machines available in the market have not been approved by the FDA! With the help of this article, I hope to share with you why it’s imperative to seek professional help in performing an invasive procedure like electrolysis, and whether or not other alternatives can be considered as appropriate.
Presently, the two types of electrolysis devices or kits are flooding the market. They are –
- Transdermal Electrolysis Kits
Though this type of product is promoted in the market as an electrolysis machine, be careful because all that glitters is not gold. These machines claim to permanently remove hair with the help of an electric current that is applied to the skin, which is supposed to damage your hair follicles.
But since this machine is non-invasive, there is very little chance that its electric charges will ever reach the hair follicle. In fact, there is hardly any scientific evidence that supports the claims of the transdermal electrolysis machine’s wonders. There is absolutely no reliable study to prove that the machine is in any way effective for permanent hair removal, which in turn makes it as good as a snake oil remedy.
- Probe Home Electrolysis
This technology uses a probe to deliver electric current to the hair follicle to damage it. You begin by inserting a needle of the thickness of a hair strand by boring a tiny hole in your skin without damaging the skin. Even though the probe home electrolysis devices are supported with springs and deliver a maximum jolt of 9V as precautionary measures to ensure that the probe does not puncture the skin too deep or the current is within safe limits, no professional will ever recommend the machine to you.
Due to manual and technical errors in using this technology, there is a very high risk that you may suffer permanent skin damage (like scarring). And when used by an untrained person, especially first timers, this process can prove to be more harmful than useful. Even though the primary concern is the possibility that these machines will permanently damage the skin, there’s also a very high possibility that the machines will be unable to satisfy your requirement of permanent hair removal. There are too many risks associated with this ‘at-home technology’ and no possible advantage associated with it. There’s really no point in using it.
Here’s Why Should You Invest In Professional Hair Removal Techniques
Do you know why professional grade electrolysis machines are ideal choices for permanent hair removal? Because professional grade electrolysis machines have a high voltage range that makes them more effective in their purpose of damaging hair follicles permanently. The higher the voltage (within a limit), the more successful the follicle damage is.
These professional machines are also easily programmable and can be automated to perform particular tasks again and again. For example, you can program the machine once according to the area that is being treated and you can keep using that setting until the desired area has been worked on.
The only disadvantage associated with professional grade electrolysis machines is that they are comparatively expensive. But when have you ever heard of anything good coming at a cheap price? Needless to say that before you use a professional grade machine, it is extremely important that you acquire enough knowledge of the procedure to make sure you use it correctly. This will ensure you do not suffer from easily avoidable side effects. Apart from that, these machines have no disadvantages associated with them.
Remember that professional electrolysis machines reduce your risks of damage and increase your chances of successful hair removal. But such is not the case with home-based machines. Even though these kits demand a low investment and offer you the convenience of using them in the comfort of your own home, there is no assurance that you will achieve permanent hair removal with the help of these machines, contrary to what they advertise.
And if you do end up with permanent skin damage, you’ll end up paying obscene amounts of money to your doctor to get rid of scars, which despite your best efforts may never fade away. So, if you want to rid yourself of all worries and save your skin from damage, investing in an expensive professional electrolysis technique is definitely worth it.
On the other hand, a professional grade machine used by a trained and licensed electrolysis technician ensures you permanent hair removal while simultaneously taking care not to harm your delicate skin.
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