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Neal Schultz, MD, Dermatology, answeredWhile laser hair removal is the best technique for permanent hair reduction, it only works in people in whom the color of the hair is darker than the surrounding skin. For people with blond or grey hair, it usually will not work and in those cases electrolysis is recommended.
Electrolysis is done to permanently remove unwanted hair. Electrolysis is commonly used to remove hair on the face (eyebrows, upper and lower lips, cheeks, chin, hairline, bridge of the nose between eyebrows and sideburns) and also on the neck, shoulders, arms and underarms, breasts, abdomen, bikini line, legs, back and chest.
Electrolysis should not be done on the inside of your ears or nose. It also should never be done to remove hair from a mole or a birthmark. If you have a pacemaker, you should not have electrolysis on any part of your body.
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Jeannette Graf, MD, Dermatology, answeredWhile there are many different means of removing hair, the only truly permanent means of hair removal is electrolysis. Unlike laser hair removal, which only responds to certain types of hair, electrolysis can respond to every hair thickness, location and color.