Why may I need electrolysis for hair removal?

Neal B. Schultz, MD
While 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. 
Jeannette O. Graf, MD
While 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.

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