It shouldn't cause you discomfort to the point that it's unbearable. There might be a slight tingling or tiny shock sensation. However, there shouldn't be anything that is distressing. If so, you can always talk to your technician to change the settings.
Applying ice or something cool to the area treated will help with comfort and healing properties. Also, an aloe gel will soothe the skin. Avoid any form of tanning and sun exposure for at least 48 hours afterwards.
Unlike other laser hair removal treatments, electrolysis is great at targeting all types of hair colour on any type of skin tone. Meaning that this treatment can be effective for a broader range of demographics.
The major difference is the type of technology. Laser hair removal uses a laser that targets the pigment in the hair that kills the hair growth in the follicle. Whereas, electrolysis uses a probe to enter the hair follicle and sends an electric current.
Electrolysis treatments costs about $75 on average.
This will change throughout the treatments. On average you will need roughly eight to twelve treatments to be completely hair-free. To begin with your treatments may be weekly, and then over time become further apart. In total, you are looking at eight to twelve treatments for 18 months.
Electrolysis treatments takes about 45 minutes on average.
If you are thinking of opting for a treatment that permanently removes the hair, electrolysis is for you. You will need roughly 8 to 12 sessions to permanently remove the hair. However, once you're done you're done for good.