The science of plastic and cosmetic surgery has gone by leaps and bounce and so as the hair removal procedures. Let us have a look at some of the popular hair removal techniques. All hair removal techniques are broadly classified into two types – depilation and epilation.
Hair removing procedures that remove hair from above the surface of the skin are known as Depilation; whereas hair removing procedure of removing the entire hair of the body right from the roots below the skin is known as Epilation. Shaving is the prime example of depilation and waxing is commonly used epilation method. Common areas on which these procedures can be performed are abdomen, armpits, hands, back, chest, eyebrows, legs, face.
Shaving can be done manually or with electric shavers. Before starting shaving, it is necessary to exfoliate the skin and open pores first. This can be done by wetting the body with water and then using a body scrub. There are many creams available in the market that can be used to remove hair. However, before using these creams, it is important to see if you are allergic to its ingredients. Plucking and waxing are the other methods of hair removal. Laser hair removal and electrolysis are modern day permanent hair removal techniques.