Frequently asked questions about electrolysis hair removal?

What is electrolysis hair removal?

Electrolysis hair removal involves the destruction of hair follicles using either radio energy (thermolysis) or an electrical current (galvanic electrolysis).

Is electrolysis safe?

Generally speaking, electrolysis is safe – provided it’s administered by a trained professional (electrologist). As is the case with all cosmetic and medical procedures, problems can arise from time to time.

Does electrolysis hurt?

It can hurt. Clients typically experience a “prickling” sensation during electrolysis. Some clients choose to take over-the-counter pain relief or use a numbing cream prior to electrolysis. The use of pain relief should be discussed with your doctor.

Is electrolysis guaranteed to permanently remove hair?

Nothing can be 100% guaranteed; however, “electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method” by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Unlike laser hair removal, electrolysis doesn’t result in long-term regrowth.


Is electrolysis better than laser hair removal?

Electrolysis is generally considered more “versatile” than laser hair removal; in other words, it caters for a broader range of hair and skin types. As mentioned above, “electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method” by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), whereas laser isn’t.

How much does electrolysis cost?

Given the boost it provides to a person’s self-confidence, electrolysis is relatively inexpensive. Dermal Glow’s general electrolysis rate is $X per hour.

How long is an electrolysis session?

An electrolysis session can range from 15 minutes to 1 hour.

How many electrolysis treatments are required?

The number of treatments required is dependent on your skin and hair type, as well as the location of the unwanted hair.

What is the length of recovery required between electrolysis sessions?

Generally speaking, a week provides adequate recovery time, though every person reacts differently to electrolysis.

Does electrolysis damage or alter tattoos?

No, it doesn’t damage or alter “established” tattoos (at least several months old).

Which electrolysis method does Dermal Glow by Hanaa use?

Thermolysis (shortwave diathermy) is Hanaa’s preferred electrolysis method. Thermolysis is a newer method than galvanic electrolysis. Thermolysis causes less discomfort and removes more hairs in a single session than galvanic electrolysis.

When is Dermal Glow by Hanaa open for business?

Dermal Glow by Hanaa’s standard hours of operation are Wednesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm. After hours and weekend sessions are available by appointment only.

What is Dermal Glow by Hanaa’s Australian Business Number (ABN)?

95 230 775 300

Which forms of payment does Dermal Glow by Hanaa accept?

Cash or bank transfer.

Is electrolysis covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

Electrolysis is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance.

For further information on electrolysis hair removal and permanent hair removal in Sydney, please call Hanaa Kaddour on 0405 746 861.