This page was printed on19th December 2018
Hair removal techniques
Author: Vanessa Ngan, Staff Writer, 2005.
There are many reasons why men and women choose to remove unwanted body hair. Excess body hair may be undesirable and in many instances cause embarrassment and low self esteem.
Some medical indications for hair removal include:
There are basically 3 types of hair removal methods: temporary hair removal, temporary hair reduction and permanent hair removal. Within each method a number of different techniques are used to achieve hair removal or reduction.
Self-skin examinationNew smartphone apps to check your skinLearn more(Sponsored content)
See the DermNet NZ bookstore
© 2018 DermNet New Zealand Trust.
DermNet NZ does not provide an online consultation service. If you have any concerns with your skin or its treatment, see a dermatologist for advice.