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Temporary hair removal methods

Depilation (removing part of the hair above the skin's surface) lasting several hours to several days:

 Shaving (manually or with electric shavers)
 Depilatories (creams or "shaving powders" which chemically dissolve hair)
 Friction (rough surfaces used to buff away hair)

Epilation (removing the entire hair) lasting several days to several weeks:

Rotary epilators (devices which rapidly grasp hairs and pull them out by the root)
Threading (also called fatlah or khite, in which a twisted thread catches hairs as it's rolled across the skin)
Waxing (a hot or cold layer is applied and then removed with porous strips)
Sugaring (similar to waxing, but with a sticky paste)
Tweezing

"Permanent" hair removal methods

Here, you have several imperfect options. Permanently destroying the areas that regulate hair growth while sparing surrounding tissue is a difficult challenge.

 Professional electrolysis (permanent hair removal for most, if done properly)
 Home electrolysis (permanent hair removal for some, if done properly)

 Laser and light-based hair removal (permanent hair reduction for some if done properly- only with certain devices)

Prescription oral medications (lasting hair inhibition for many, but requires continuous use)
Prescription topical Vaniqa (lasting hair inhibition for many, but requires continuous use)

Restricted hair removal methods

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) (experimental)
X-ray hair removal (banned in the United States for cosmetic use)
Gene therapy (experimental)

Doubtful hair removal methods

These methods have not been subjected to enough rigid scientific scrutiny to back their claims of effectiveness.

Electric tweezers
Transdermal hair removal
Transcutaneous hair removal patches
Photoepilators
Microwave hair removal
Foods and dietary supplements
Non-prescription hair inhibitors, hair retardants, or hair growth inhibitors

Hair removal tips

Reducing pain
Skin care and avoiding side effects
Saving money on hair removal
Improving hair removal effectiveness

Special topics and conditions:

Razor bumps, shaving bumps, pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)
Bodybuilding and hair removal
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and hair removal
Pregnancy
Transgender, transsexual, and intersex hair removal issues
Mature topics (statement of age and registration required)
 Emotional issues
 Suggestions, comments, criticisms

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 Hair removal breaking news

Referrals

Medical specialists (dermatologists, endocrinologists, etc.)
Laser hair removal practitioners
Electrologists
Professional waxing, threading, brow shaping, etc.
Lawyers (consumer injury and consumer fraud)

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