Five Things to Look For When Choosing an Electrolysis Hair Removal Clinic

Permanent hair removal is a decision that needs to be well thought out and researched before narrowing down on the right procedure and place. Electrolysis hair removal is a popular way of removing unwanted hair. If you scour online sites, you will find tonnes of information on the procedure and its pros and cons. But how do you pick a clinic for your procedure, what are the things to look for, and what are the right questions to ask? We’ve compiled a list to help you narrow your search and find the right clinic for you.

What exactly is electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method. Although it might require multiple sessions to achieve that, the results are worth it. Electrolysis inhibits hair growth by damaging the hair follicles. The procedure uses a very fine needle-like probe. After insertion, it uses direct current, heat or a combination of both to destroy the follicle and causes hair to fall out while preventing future growth. Each hair is individually probed and removed. 

This procedure is mainly used for underarms, eyebrows, chin, and upper and lower lip.

Most of us are apprehensive about the pain and discomfort that comes with hair removal. Electrolysis can cause a mild tingling sensation and has no reported side effects.

  1. Types of Electrolysis

You can choose from three types of electrolysis for your treatment.

  • GalvanicThis form of electrolysis uses an electrical current to destroy the hair follicle by initiating a chemical reaction. This current is sent via a fine needle killing the follicle and preventing it from regrowing.
  • Thermolysis -This is a heat-based form of electrolysis. The probe damages the hair follicle with high-frequency radio energy, producing heat, destroying the cells, and preventing hair regrowth.
  • Blend -As the name suggests Blend combines galvanic and thermolysis into one hair removal method. By fusing the chemical reaction from the galvanic method and the heat produced by thermolysis, the follicles are targeted and destroyed more successfully and effectively. Before going ahead, check and discuss the options with your dermatologist.
  1. Research the clinics near you

Once you have decided the type of electrolysis you will pursue, it’s time to look for a clinic that will offer the treatment. An online search will help you zero in on clinics that are close to you and convenient. Online reviews are a great way to find out about their ratings and testimonials from previous customers. Asking friends and family for local recommendations is also a great way to find a good fit for you.

  1. Enquire about the practitioner and qualifications

Australia has yet to have standard regulations regarding non-medical professionals offering cosmetic procedures. Certain states have mandated licenses for hair removal therapies and treatments. Although certification is not technically required in most places, it is best to check if the clinic is qualified to conduct the treatment. You should enquire about the regulations and licensing laws in your state and ensure that the clinic fulfills the requirements and that they are up-to-date. Checking the clinics’ sterilization and safety policies is also a good idea.

  1. Cost of treatment

The cost is another important aspect to consider before selecting your clinic for electrolysis hair removal treatment. Permanent hair removal treatments are expensive, so it’s best to do your homework and check the prices and packages offered by different clinics before you finalize your clinic and the procedure. There are also other factors like the type of hair and target area that determine the final cost. Treatments that require less time will be cheaper, as the treatment time and cost will differ with the target area.

  1. Follow-up Services

Another essential aspect to consider before you pick up the phone and book an appointment is to confirm if the clinic offers follow-up services and a customer satisfaction guarantee. This ensures that all your post-treatment issues will be acknowledged and handled, and they will provide you with the best services.


Finding an electrolysis hair removal clinic that ticks all the boxes for you is a big task. Doing your research and understanding the types of electrolysis treatments available by enquiring about the practitioners, the costs for your sessions and the post-treatment follow-up will help you narrow down the best possible option for you.

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