Answers to the 4 Most Frequently Asked Questions on Permanent Hair Removal in Dubai

There are many reasons for looking for options for permanent hair removal in Dubai, With the incredible weather we have for most of the year here, quite a few of our clients are looking to be beach or pool-ready at any time. They’re tired of continually waxing, shaving and plucking.

But there are many other reasons for wanting to get rid of unwanted body hair permanently, too. The incredible mix of cultures we have here also means that there are so many different attitudes to various types of body hair.

At Furless, we have clients coming to us from so many different backgrounds, but all with one thing in common: the need and wish for permanent hair removal.

Unwanted hair can affect your confidence and your enjoyment of life. It can cause anxiety and low self-esteem. Choosing to remove it permanently is a positive step towards a happier future.

If you’re interested in exploring the possibility of getting electrolysis treatment, there will be lots of things you want to know right now. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions on permanent hair removal:

What is electrolysis, and how does it work?

Let’s get started with the basics.

Although there are several types of electrolysis used to remove unwanted hair, all have a couple of things in common. Electrolysis for hair removal always involves gently sliding a very tiny probe into hair follicles. The follicles are where each hair grows from underneath your skin. The probe passes a mild electric current that ultimately destroys the follicle and its ability to produce any more hair.

There are three types of electrolysis which differ slightly from each other:

Galvanic Current

This method uses the electric current to cause a chemical reaction at the base of the follicle. A new substance called lye is then created. Lye is corrosive and destroys the cells that grow new hairs.


During thermolysis, high-frequency vibrating currents are passed through the probe. The resulting heat destroys the hair follicle.

Blend Method

This takes both the galvanic current method and thermolysis and combines them. The hair follicle is destroyed through both heat and lye all around the natural opening of the body where the hair sits, in spite of its shape. Because of this, it can be considered particularly effective for ingrown hairs.

Does electrolysis remove hair permanently?

Yes! And it is the only hair removal method that can.

However, there are a couple of things you need to understand:

It will take more than one session

Most see good results early on in the treatment plan, but it is impossible to permanently remove all hairs in one visit. This is because electrolysis works best on hairs that are actively growing. Towards the end of its lifecycle, a hair will begin to detach from the blood vessels that have sustained it and then fall out. Electrolysis will be less effective on these hairs.

Because you will have different hairs growing at different times, you will need to return for more visits to ensure every follicle has been adequately treated.

Only a professional treatment is likely to bring good results

There are a few home ’electrolysis’ devices available on the market. However, these are unlikely to achieve the permanent results you are looking for. Home machines are far less powerful for safety reasons, which also means they are far less effective.

Also, qualified electrologists have undergone extensive training to ensure their work is safe, hygienic, comfortable, and highly efficient. It is hard to imagine how anyone could use home electrolysis machines with the same degree of accuracy, comfort, and efficiency. This would also affect the quality of the results.

Is electrolysis hair removal painful?

Every new client is keen to know the answer to this. Let’s be honest, when we hear the words ‘probe’ and ‘electric current’, we’re all wondering how uncomfortable the experience is going to be.

It’s also a very difficult question to answer. Humans can have very different pain thresholds, after all. But don’t worry, here’s what we can say for sure:

The technology used today is highly advanced. A lot of research means that the most modern electrolysis machines provide a more comfortable and incredibly safe experience for the client. However, you are still likely to experience a little discomfort. Many people describe it as a warm, tingling sensation. You may also experience some tenderness post-treatment, but this will ease quickly, more so if you follow our recommended post-treatment tips.

Don’t worry

There are several reasons not to be too anxious about your comfort levels.

Firstly, this is a professional treatment. During your first consultation, Your skin will be examined for texture, sensitivity, anomalies, and moisture levels. This information is used to determine the most effective and comfortable treatment for you as an individual.

You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss what you can do to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. Here is some of the advice we typically give our clients:

  • Avoid booking a treatment on busy, stressful days. Leave plenty of time to get to your appointment and relax as much as possible beforehand.
  • Some women find they are more sensitive to pain during their period, so book your appointments accordingly.
  • Also, avoid caffeine and sugar before your appointment as this can affect sensitivity levels.
  • Stay hydrated and keep your skin moisturized regularly.

Finally, remember that this is a permanent hair removal method, unlike all others. Waxing, epilating, tweezing and other hair removal methods are painful and need to be repeated regularly.

How does electrolysis compare to other hair removal methods?

There are plenty of alternative hair removal methods. Let’s have a look at how the most popular ones compare to electrolysis.


Shaving is quick and painless but results only last a very short time. This is because only the hair above the skin’s surface is removed. This results in what feels like an endless battle against stubble and regrowth. Ingrown hairs are also common on shaven skin.

Waxing and Tweezing

Both these methods remove hair from the root. Unlike electrolysis, however, the follicles will still be able to produce new hairs. Regrowth will take much longer than with shaving, but you’ll still be in a regular and endless cycle of hair removal. Both waxing and tweezing are far from painless, too.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal offers long-term results as it also damages the hair follicle, slowing regrowth. It offers good results over several sessions but cannot offer permanent hair removal. Only electrolysis can do this.

In laser hair removal, laser beams target melanin, the dark pigment under the skin at the base of the hair follicle. However, because of this, laser hair removal only works well on people with fair skin and dark hair. This rules it out as an option for many.

Is electrolysis suitable for everyone?

As well as being permanent, electrolysis is suitable for everyone and can be used on almost any part of the body, even eyebrows and tattooed skin (these are no-go areas for laser hair removal).

Electrolysis works on any skin or hair color. This makes it the most versatile and practical hair removal solution and explains why it is so popular with the multi-ethnic population of Dubai.

Want to know more?

The next step is to make an appointment for a consultation. A thorough initial consultation is vital before you embark on any electrolysis treatment. It’s an opportunity for you to find out the best course of treatment for yourself and to discuss any concerns you may still have. In a reputable clinic, this consultation will be free and non-binding.

Here are some aspects of electrolysis you may wish to discuss with the electrologist:

  • Any concerns you have about whether electrolysis is the right treatment for you.
  • How you can make treatment as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
  • The course of treatment: how many approximate visits you are likely to need, how long this will take, and the estimated cost.

And here are some of the things the electrologist will need to know from you to ensure your safety and maximum comfort:

  • A comprehensive medical history and whether you are taking any medications. It’s really important that you disclose any health issues and if you are pregnant. Some health conditions can affect whether electrolysis is suitable or the type of electrolysis that should be used.

  • Whether you have any metallic implants such as IUDs or pins. The heat used in some forms of electrolysis may cause discomfort, and even damage, if these implants are in place. The galvanic current method of electrolysis is usually best suited to these situations.

  • An examination of the area you wish to be treated. The electrologist will need to determine your skin and hair type to decide on the best course of treatment. Only after this will they be able to give more details on the anticipated length or cost of treatment.

Still have further questions?

Our hair removal blog and electrolysis demonstration videos may be of interest. Alternatively, our fully-qualified and friendly staff will happily answer any additional questions you may still have. All you need to do is to get in touch with us at Furless.