Laser Vs Electrolysis
Thomas considers the Technologies
respected Electrolysis practitioner Sara Thomas has considered the new technologies
and has drawn her conclusions which were published in 'Gems News' in the
autumn of 2000.
Sara Thomas qualifications
include MBAE. Btech HND and BABTAC. A number of trannies have recomended her to
me for her skill with the electrolysis needle.
have been working in the field of Electrolysis for the past 16 years and specialising
in removing hair permanently for transgendered people who want to remove facial
growth and unwanted body hair for the past 9 years. Over the past few years, new
technology such as the Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light Systems have come to the
forefront of hair removal.
What is the best option for you?
evidence do you really have to prove that they really are as effective as prophesised?
Is Electrolysis the answer or is it not?
The reports are all so conflicting".
course as Sara works hour after hour using needle technology she is well qualified
to point out it's negatives and positives points."Needle Electrolysis ...
has had over 100 years to achieve its stamp of approval... The negative side to
this treatment is that it is time consuming and can take from 18 months to 3 years
to remove all the hair permanently, (depending upon the density of beard growth).
This is an invasive method, which does produce discomfort and some skin reaction,
redness known as erythema". She goes on to say "The positive side to Electrolysis
treatment is that it works on all skin types, works whether the clients' hormone
levels are male or female, works on any type of hair structure - fine or strong
and is proven to permanently destroys hair growth if caught in the 'Anagen' stage".
Pulsed Light Systems & Lasers
has studied the new technology "Intense pulsed light systems and Lasers
are the promised technology of the future in hair removal. The major advantage
of these treatments is that large areas can be treated in a short period of time.
The discomfort of the treatment depends from one individual to another, but is
marginally less painful than Electrolysis."
concludes in her article "As a practising electrologist, I have decided to
offer the pulsed light system to work alongside electrolysis. If a client can
afford the new technology but is not completely satisfied with the end result,
then I can offer electrolysis to finalise what the client set out to achieve.
At this time I would strongly recommend all hair removal in the genital area prior
to reassignment surgery be carried out by electrolysis, as you need the guarantee
of permanency prior to surgery not the uncertainty of hair returning internally'
within 5 years. I would not consider laser or pulsed light for this area. The
future will bring refined laser technology, superior cooling devices, effective
topical treatments and permanency. Electrolysis I feel will always continue to
play a part in the field of permanent hair removal".
this time Vicky Lee recommends:-
and choose a therapist that works full time (i.e. a good number of hours every
day) with the chosen method. Agree a contract of time and expense. Expect to work
a steady cycle to follow the growth patterns of your hair follicles.
Hair Removalists are listed and advertise throughout this Tranzgender A to Z Directory*
any NEW technology take a 3 month break after a year. Discuss and agree a new
contract based on the results after this 3 month break.
is NOT possible or fair on ANY method or therapist to judge results on a few spasmodic