Hair removal methods compared


Your experiences with a hair removal method may be completely different than the experiences of another consumer. I make no guarantee that any method will work better or worse for you than another product.

The following is excerpted from my legal information page:

The information contained in is presented for the purpose of educating consumers on hair removal topics. Nothing contained in is intended to be instructional for medical diagnosis or treatment. The information should not be considered complete, nor should it be relied on to suggest a course of treatment for a particular individual.

The same method can be considered ideal by one consumer and worthless by another. One consumer might find a method painless, and another might find the same method unbearable. One might find a method is totally effective for them, and another might find it doesn’t work at all.

These comparison charts are based on published medical data and feedback from consumers and practitioners. However, because of the huge number of variables involved in hair removal, comparing can only occur on the most general level and might not reflect a specific consumer’s experiences.

There are three comparison charts in this section:

At-home hair removal compared

 Professional hair removal compared

Permanent hair removal methods compared

How to read these charts

I have graded the characteristics of each type of hair removal. “A” is a good grade, “F” is a bad grade. Thus:

Cost inexpensive A B C D F very expensive
Speed fast A B C D F very slow
Pain painless A B C D F very painful
Lasting permanent A B C D F very brief
Skin injury impossible A B C D F very likely
Safety very safe A B C D F potentially dangerous

Here’s what the grades are based on:

cost: to keep the hair away over the course of a lifetime.

speed: time it takes to clear all unwanted hair during a typical session.

pain: people experience pain differently, but these are averages from those who have contacted me. Your mileage may vary.

lasting: the best outcome reported, based on using the product perfectly. Again, your mileage may vary.

skin injury: a combination of the temporary side effects, plus the potential for long-term or permanent side effects.

safety: all these products are safe if used correctly, but if used improperly or by poorly trained people, all can cause injury of varying severity.

Comparison charts in this section:

At-home hair removal compared

 Professional hair removal compared

Permanent hair removal methods compared