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How is Beard hair removal via FUE less damaging then electrolyis?


#1

I have had electrolysis in the past to remove my ear and unibrow and back of neck hair. Very pleased with the results, although the unibrow area took months to heal.

When HT surgeons who do BHT remove beard hair, I assume the technique is more damaging then electrolysis. Yet, you rarely see any scarring or pigment changes in the beard area. With electrolysis, you often see scarring, pitting, pigment changes etc…

What gives?


#2

» I have had electrolysis in the past to remove my ear and unibrow and back
» of neck hair. Very pleased with the results, although the unibrow area
» took months to heal.
»
» When HT surgeons who do BHT remove beard hair, I assume the technique is
» more damaging then electrolysis. Yet, you rarely see any scarring or
» pigment changes in the beard area. With electrolysis, you often see
» scarring, pitting, pigment changes etc…
»
» What gives?

After the removal of beard hairs by HT surgeons, what does your face look like when it gets suntanned?

Are there tiny white dots everywhere a hair follicle was extracted?


#3

» I have had electrolysis in the past to remove my ear and unibrow and back
» of neck hair. Very pleased with the results, although the unibrow area
» took months to heal.
»
» When HT surgeons who do BHT remove beard hair, I assume the technique is
» more damaging then electrolysis. Yet, you rarely see any scarring or
» pigment changes in the beard area. With electrolysis, you often see
» scarring, pitting, pigment changes etc…
»
» What gives?

Thats a very nice observation.
The most likely reason is that during electrolysis, heat injury is used to damage the hair follicles.
The heat/burn is what leads to the following inflammatory response/pigment change from the body.
BHT to remove beard hair is more like a cold steel surgery. Therefore, the inflammatory response is limited to days rather than months.

Regards,
Dr. A