Title: Methods of hair removal.
Author: Olsen EA
Publication: Am Acad Dermatol 1999 Feb;40(2 Pt 1):143-55; quiz 156-7
PMID: 10025738, UI: 99148605
Affiliated institution: Division of Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.
The methods of hair removal vary between simple inexpensive means of home treatment (shaving, plucking, depilatories) to expensive and potentially time-consuming means used by paraprofessionals, nurses, and/or physicians (electrolysis, lasers, x-ray). The ways in which these different methods induce hair removal, the duration of such removal, and the nuances between devices within the same category of methods are discussed.