Hair Removal Methods


Threading (temporary) An ancient method still widely used from Africa to Asia. Professional Electrolysis (permanent hair removal for most) Galvanic, thermolysis, and blend: medically proven for over a century. Do-It-Yourself Electrolysis (possibly permanent-- skill required) Cons and pros of attempting electrolysis on yourself. Waxing and Sugaring (temporary) Done by pros or with home use kits. Rotary epilators (temporary) Small electric devices with motorized heads that cause rapid epilation. Do-It-Yourself Laser/IPL Home-use laser and IPL devices. Prescription oral medications Drugs that can reduce hair, but often have other side effects. Tweezing/Plucking Using forceps to epilate one or a few hairs at a time. Shaving/Trimming (temporary) Devices that cut hair at or above the skin’s surface. Prescription topical (Vaniqa) The only topical cream cleared by FDA to make claims of hair growth inhibition. Depilatories and Shaving Powders (temporary) Products that dissolve hair above the skin’s surface. Friction (temporary) Products used to rub or buff away any hair above the skin. Laser hair removal (permanent hair reduction for some, depending on type used) General information about laser hair removal.
Topic Replies Views Activity
0 607 September 22, 2018
1 37 May 20, 2024
6 1420 May 19, 2024
0 48 May 18, 2024
7 210 May 18, 2024
0 42 May 18, 2024
18 1285 July 8, 2012
3 131 May 18, 2024
1 59 May 17, 2024
6 153 May 17, 2024
59 4340 May 15, 2024
8 1314 May 14, 2024
1 118 May 13, 2024
1 86 May 12, 2024
4 99 May 9, 2024
9 434 May 8, 2024
36 4095 May 3, 2024
5 212 May 3, 2024
0 121 April 29, 2024
2 131 April 28, 2024
6 213 April 28, 2024
3 139 April 27, 2024
1 165 April 27, 2024
5 321 April 26, 2024
4 330 April 25, 2024
1 226 April 25, 2024
0 102 April 25, 2024
5 371 April 22, 2024
5 1462 April 22, 2024
5 342 April 20, 2024