electrolysis hair removal - FAQ

What is electrolysis hair removal?

Electrolysis is a highly effective and proven method of permanent hair removal. It involves the use of a fine probe inserted into individual hair follicles to administer a small electric current. This current is carefully calibrated to permanently damage the hair follicle, hindering its ability to produce new hair over time.

How does electrolysis work?

The electric current used in electrolysis treatments impedes the hair growth process by targeting cells responsible for hair regeneration. By disturbing these cells, electrolysis disrupts their ability to continue producing hair, resulting in permanent removal.

Different types of electrolysis methods

There are three main types of electrolysis methods: galvanic, thermolysis, and blend. Galvanic electrolysis utilizes a chemical reaction created by the electric current to destroy hair follicles. Thermolysis, on the other hand, relies on heat generated by high-frequency alternating curate electrolysis process typically involves several steps. First, the electrologist will clean the treatment area and mark the individual hair follicles that will be addressed. Then, a fine probe will be inserted into each hair follicle, and a specific electrical current will be delivered to target the hair cells. This process is repeated until all unwanted hairs have been treated.

Is electrolysis safe?

We assure you that Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal to be approved by the FDA. We always use high-grade sterilized disposable needles and follow the strictest and up-to-date infection control recommendations. 

How long does electrolysis take to see results?

You will require multiple electrolysis sessions because there are numerous elements that might affect hair growth. Each person will require a different number of sessions to permanently remove hair from a specific area. Most of our clients come back biweekly or monthly, as necessary. Once the course of treatments is through, the undesired hair will be permanently removed. A single treatment can be of the duration of anything from 15 minutes to hours.

How many electrolysis sessions are needed to achieve permanent hair removal?

You will require multiple electrolysis sessions because there are numerous elements that might affect hair growth. Each person will require a different number of sessions to permanently remove hair from a specific area. 

Can electrolysis be used on all skin types and hair colors?

Electrolysis is treatable on any skin color and any hair color. Your skin tone and hair color don’t matter when having electrolysis, since we deliver the necessary energy directly to the hair’s root, so the follicles are always destroyed.

Are there any side effects of electrolysis?

Since it has been used for more than 140 years, electrolysis has been shown to be a very safe therapy. Electrolysis is the only treatment which is approved by FDA. There could occasionally be some scabbing at this time as well as some redness or swelling.

How should I prepare for an electrolysis session?

We advise you to keep yourself clean the night before with a warm bath, avoid caffeine and have plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. We also encourage you not to shave 4-5 days before your session. 

What should I expect during an electrolysis session?     

You will receive a free consultation before starting hair removal treatment.

How much does electrolysis cost?

The cost of electrolysis usually depends on how much hair is to be cleared and the skin to cover. You can now book a free consultation with us, and we can tell you the best price and answer all your questions.

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Electrolysis

Electrolysis, which was initially used for permanent hair removal in 1875, is still in use today and is maybe the best-kept secret in the cosmetics industry. Despite several documented clinical experiments over the years that have tried, evaluated, and verified its efficacy, there are still misconceptions about what it is and how it functions.

The following lists myths, but also the real facts about electrolysis.

Myth: Electrolysis is Painful

Fact: The subjective nature of pain tolerance is well understood. Regardless of which camp you belong to, electrolysis may be adapted to suit everyone. Modern equipment uses cutting-edge technology so that no one needs to suffer pain while receiving treatment. Some claim to experience a slight stinging sensation at worst, but virtually almost no pain at best.

Myth: The process of electrolysis is tedious and slow

Fact: We treat every hair follicle by electrolysis, which permanently stops all hair growth. So, the time needed to achieve permanent hair removal might vary based on the area, the kind of hair, and the density of hair growth. Some people may need care for 9 to 18 months, while others might just need a few. If you get regular electrolysis treatments at Moon Electrolysis for a year, you could be able to live your entire life without having to worry about unwanted hair.

Myth: Electrolysis can only treat certain small areas

Fact: Both large and small areas can benefit from our electrolysis. For electrolysis to be effective, no hair growth is too strong or vast; everything from a few tiny hairs in any place to a full beard or complete legs can be successfully treated. Also, there are no limitations on what parts of the body can undergo electrolysis.


While laser hair removal temporarily slows and thins hair, our electrolysis procedure fully prevents hair growth. Any hair or skin type can benefit from our electrolysis, whereas those with light skin and dark hair are the greatest candidates for laser treatment.

Both are thought to be secure for long-term health. While laser hair removal is not considered clean if you choose to use numbing cream, we, during electrolysis, do not use topical hazardous chemicals on the skin. Although electrolysis could take more sessions than laser hair removal, each one is less expensive. And even though less painful and quicker, laser hair removal costs more per appointment.