Hair Removal Methods


Threading (temporary) An ancient method still widely used from Africa to Asia. Shaving/Trimming (temporary) Devices that cut hair at or above the skin’s surface. Do-It-Yourself Laser/IPL Home-use laser and IPL devices. Tweezing/Plucking Using forceps to epilate one or a few hairs at a time. Rotary epilators (temporary) Small electric devices with motorized heads that cause rapid epilation. Prescription oral medications Drugs that can reduce hair, but often have other side effects. Depilatories and Shaving Powders (temporary) Products that dissolve hair above the skin’s surface. Prescription topical (Vaniqa) The only topical cream cleared by FDA to make claims of hair growth inhibition. Waxing and Sugaring (temporary) Done by pros or with home use kits. Friction (temporary) Products used to rub or buff away any hair above the skin. Professional Electrolysis (permanent hair removal for most) Galvanic, thermolysis, and blend: medically proven for over a century. Laser hair removal (permanent hair reduction for some, depending on type used) General information about laser hair removal. Do-It-Yourself Electrolysis (possibly permanent-- skill required) Cons and pros of attempting electrolysis on yourself.
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About the Hair Removal Methods category 1 September 22, 2018
Newbie journey 110 November 8, 2019
Approximately how many hours of electrolysis would I need to clear my upper lip?(female) 4 November 11, 2019
Anyone tried at home laser hair removers? 8 November 6, 2019
Skin on upper lip 1 November 2, 2019
First time having electrolysis done on face, need some advice 18 November 1, 2019
Scrotal Telangiectasia Removal? 2 October 30, 2019
Gosh it's busy 9 October 29, 2019
Electrolysis timeline - need some support/advice! 17 October 29, 2019
Starting over my electrolysis journey ☺️ 7 October 27, 2019
Has anyone ever gotten refunded from crappy trtmt? 7 October 21, 2019
Slow Progress vs No Progress? (Pics) 9 October 21, 2019
Training : normal level of swelling? 2 October 20, 2019
Some Guidance 2 October 20, 2019
How long to book for first clearance of my arms? (with pics) 3 October 17, 2019
Help please with Sterex SX B 11 October 16, 2019
Got off Spiro & now hairier than ever =( 11 October 16, 2019
Three Months of Electrolysis 51 October 16, 2019
Electrolysis in Norway 10 October 16, 2019
Can i target only they grey hair in my beard i have 1004 white hairs in my beard 11 October 16, 2019
Update almost 1 year later! 4 October 8, 2019
Treating each hair 6 to 8 times? 7 October 1, 2019
Multiple needle galvanic interest 30 September 25, 2019
Caution: DIY electrolysis is risky & hard 31 July 15, 2019
Surgical loupes 2 September 21, 2019
Need advice! Male electrolysis upper arm hair pattern + pictures 9 September 20, 2019
Laser Hair Removal on Scalp (bald head) 15 September 20, 2019
Dear electrologists, please suggest an estimate on how long it would take to remove all the hair on my face for the modality you practice. Thank you! 16 September 17, 2019
A piece of vintage electrolysis scammery 12 September 14, 2019
Hair removal & SRS, GRS or vaginoplasty 4 September 9, 2019