Hair removal cream and electrolysis are common methods of getting rid of hair in unwanted places. These methods are especially popular in the removal of facial hair. However, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. I have detailed a few of them below.

Advantages of Using a Cream:

One of the main advantages of this method is that the cream allows you to get rid of unwanted hair without any pain. This makes it an awesome solution for getting rid of hair in sensitive areas such as the pubic area.

Yet another advantage of using these creams is that they are quite affordable. Even the most expensive creams rarely cost more than $5. Compared to the cost of other methods, these creams are dirt-cheap.

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The other advantage of using hair removal creams is that everything can be done at home. The procedure rarely lasts more than ten minutes. That means you do not need to set aside a specific day to use the cream.

The creams can work on hairs of all types. This is in contrast to other methods that are only effective on hairs of a certain texture and color. These creams work perfectly well on hair of any texture or color.

In order to work efficiently, the creams are designed to work on different parts of the body and different hair types. For instance, the strength needed to get rid of facial hair will be different from that needed to get rid of pubic hair.

The Weaknesses of Hair Removal Cream:

Since these creams use chemicals to dissolve hair, they do leave behind a distinct smell that some people find to be a bit repugnant. When used in the pubic area, they can cause a slight allergic reaction with some people. Additionally, if you have broken skin, you cannot use these cream in such areas.

Just like shaving, you will have to use depilatory creams quite often. The main reason for this is that these creams are only a temporary solution. The hair will continue to grow even after you get rid of it. For some people, having to use the cream every three days can be unacceptable.

In order to fulfill the demand for ultra-smooth skin, these creams are engineered to be quite strong. The high PH level can have disastrous effects on the skin. It is especially so on older skin, which is more susceptible to the elements.

Because of the reactive nature of these creams, you are advised to always conduct a patch test. If done in the right manner, hair removal cream can be an effective way to get rid of unwanted hair on the body.


Hair electrolysis is a procedure that is done by a certified professional. He or she will insert a needle or probe into a hair follicle and apply an electric current to it. The result is that the hair follicle will be destroyed.

The Strengths of this Method:

Electrology is a permanent means of getting rid of hair from the body. Compared to creams, it has been clinically proven safe and effective. When compared to other methods of hair removal, there are minimal to no side effects. It works effectively on all skin types.

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The Weaknesses of Using Electrolysis:

If the area of hair being treated is large, this method can be expensive and time-consuming. Only a certified expert at a specific location can administer the treatment. If a qualified expert does not perform the procedure, it will not be effective. Soreness and redness of the skin can occur a few hours after the procedure. You may need to go in a few times to get even a small area of skin treated. The reason for this is that electrolysis only works effectively at a certain stage of the hair growth in the follicle.

What about Laser Hair Removal?

If you do not like having to constantly shave, wax, or use creams to get rid of body hair, laser hair removal can be a great option. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States.

How it works:

The procedure shoots a concentrated beam of light at a specific area of the skin. The pigments in the hair follicles absorb this light, and it destroys them. The procedure can be performed in very little time if an expert is doing it. For instance, the area around the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute.

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Why Should It Be Your Choice?

The main advantage of laser hair removal as compared to electrology is that it takes place in the blink of an eye. It can be used to get rid of hair in an area as wide as a quarter every second. That means that no matter how large the area of skin is, the entire procedure can be completed in one session. However, you will have to have follow up procedures about every four weeks to get rid of all the hair.

The other main advantage of laser hair removal is that, unlike creams, you do not need to do it every three days. It is especially useful if you have to go on vacation on short notice. Nobody wants to spend time on their vacation worrying about hair reappearing on the bikini line.

People who get laser hair removal love the fact that when performed by a professional there is very minimal reddening of the skin. If you have sensitive skin, you should consider using laser hair removal. Other methods such as electrology can cause far more reddening while methods such as hair removal cream can leave a nasty odor.

If you have been struggling with hair appearing in all the wrong places, you should consider going in for a laser treatments. It is the most effective way to rid yourself of excessive hair. Best of all, unlike the time and cost involved in electrolysis and the side effects on the skin of hair removal cream, laser is fast and relatively inexpensive.


The Author
Matthew Sutherland
C.L.S. - C.M.L.S.O.

Is The Owner & Laser Hair Removal Operator At Elite Laser Care.