Epilation device

Epilation device Advantages Good for legs and arms Can last from several days to several weeks. Disadvantages Can be hard to use on backs of legs Skin must be pulled tight to avoid pinching Some find it uncomfortable, especially on sensitive areas Harder to use on fine hairs Hair must be grown long enough for […]


Epilation Depilation is any method of hair removal that removes the entire hair, including the part below the skin. This can result in temporary hair removal or permanent hair removal. Common commercially available methods include: Tweezing Waxing Sugaring Epilation devices Laser hair removal Intense pulsed light Electrology Want to add or edit information? Send us […]


Depilation Depilation is any temporary method of hair removal that affects the part of the hair above the surface of the skin. Common methods include: Shaving (manual or electric) Trimming (manual or electric) Depilatories (creams or “shaving powders” which chemically dissolve hair) Want to add or edit information? Send us an Email to register as […]

Rosen, 1989 (x-ray epilation)

Rosen, 1989 Title: Sequelae of radiation facial epilation (North American Hiroshima maiden syndrome). Authors: Rosen IB, Walfish PG Journal: Surgery 1989 Dec;106(6):946-50 PMID: 2588120, UI: 90069848 Affiliated institution: Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Ontario, Canada. Radiation for benign problems of the head and neck area has been uniformly […]

Omran, 1978 (x-ray epilation and mental problems)

Omran, 1978 Title: Follow-up study of patients treated by X-ray epilation for tinea capitis: psychiatric and psychometric evaluation. Authors: Omran AR, Shore RE, Markoff RA, Friedhoff A, Albert RE, Barr H, Dahlstrom WG, Pasternack BS Journal: Am J Public Health 1978 Jun;68(6):561-7 PMID: 655315, UI: 78184799 To investigate the late effects of radiation to the […]

Pusey, 1900 (x-ray epilation)

Pusey, 1900 Title: Roentgen-rays in the treatment of skin diseases and for the removal of hair. July 1900 (J Cutan Genitourin Dis). Authors: Pusey WA Journal: Arch Dermatol 1983 Feb;119(2):162-77 PMID: 6337564, UI: 83125647 Historical article, Biography.

McCoy, 2000 (x-ray epilation)

McCoy, 2000 Title: The Tricho System Author: McCoy, Bob Publisher: Museum of Questionable Medical Devices Online Note: available online at the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices) The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices 201 Main St. S.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 612-379-4046 (museum) 763-545-1113 (office) 763-540-9999 (fax) Hours: Tues-Thurs: 5-9 PM, Fri – Sat: Noon-9:00 PM, Sun: Noon […]

Kyoizumi, 1998 (x-ray epilation)

Kyoizumi, 1998 Title: Radiation sensitivity of human hair follicles in SCID-hu mice. Authors: Kyoizumi S, Suzuki T, Teraoka S, Seyama T Journal: Radiat Res 1998 Jan;149(1):11-8 PMID: 9421149, UI: 98081502 Affiliated institution: Department of Radiobiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan. We developed an experimental model for studying the growth and epilation of the human […]

Huda, 1994 (x-ray induced epilation)

Huda, 1994 Title: Radiation-induced temporary epilation after a neuroradiologically guided embolization procedure. Authors: Huda W, Peters KR Journal: Radiology 1994 Dec;193(3):642-4 Affiliated institution: Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610-0374. PMID: 7972801, UI: 95063028 A 34-year-old woman underwent embolization of a left paraorbital arteriovenous malformation guided with a bi-plane x-ray system […]