Hair Removal Products and Techniques

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When looking for a hair removal solution, there are many factors to consider. You need to think about where you are removing the hair from, how big an area you are working on, and how permanent you want the removal to be. Hair removal can be painless and cheap, or involve a little pain and payment - it all depends on the method.

There are two types of hair removal methods: depilation and epilation. Depilation is a temporary form of hair removal, as it involves removing just the visible part of the hair above the skin. Common techniques include shaving and cutting. There are also chemical depilatories that disintegrate the hair, sometimes acting below the skin surface, but even these are not permanent.

Epilation is when the entire hair is removed, including the hair root. There are many methods of epilation such as waxing, plucking, threading, and devices known as epilators. Many dermatologists and spas offer electrolysis, which is a form of epilation performed by a professionally trained specialist. Epilation typically lasts longer than depilation.