Hair Removal Directory
Tweezing, plucking, shaving, waxing, lasering -- we go through a lot trying to get rid of unwanted body hair. Whether it appears on the back, face, arms, legs, or any other part of the body, the result is the same. Luckily, there are many ways to remove the hair. Some are more cost-effective but don't last as long, while others last for years but cost more. Find more info including how to choose the best way to remove unwanted hair.
If you're a woman and you have a lot of hair growing in places where it normally does just for men, like your upper lip, chin, chest, stomach, or back, that’s a condition called hirsutism.
AuthorLila HavensAuthorChristopher HessEditorKathleen M. Ariss, MSEditorGeri MetzgerAssociate EditorMichele CronenAssociate EditorTracy LandauerPrimary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family MedicinePrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAlexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - DermatologyLast UpdatedJuly 19, 2005 ...
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The pros and cons of DIY waxing
Waxing, like tweezing, does hurt. But the pain comes with every strip, not hair by hair. Waxing is also better than cream hair removers because there’s no smell and less of a chance you’ll wind up with a nasty red rash.
You Asked! Expert A's to Your Beauty Q's: Frizzy Hair
Frizz? Frayed ends? Nurse damaged hair back to health with these expert tips and product picks.
Female Intimate Grooming: Douching, Bikini Line Waxing, Shaving, and More
WebMD tackles the topic of douching and bikini line hair removal. Learn what’s safe and what’s not.
Dirty Secret: I Borrow My Boyfriend's Razor
Yes, we know why you use his razor. But here's why you shouldn't.
Electrolysis for Removing Hair
Electrolysis is a common method of removing unwanted hair. A small needle or thin metal probe is inserted into the opening of the skin where hair grows (small sacs beneath the skin called hair follicles). Next, a low - level electrical current passes through the needle or probe into your skin and destroys the hair follicle. Hair is unable to grow back in an area where the follicle has been ...
Laser Hair Removal: Benefits, Side Effects, and Cost
WebMD explains laser hair removal, including costs, benefits, and side effects.
WebMD explains electrolysis, a procedure for removing individual hairs from the face or body by destroying the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy.
Hair Removal Methods
WebMD explains different hair removal techniques, such as waxing, threading, and laser hair removal.
Razor Bumps-Topic Overview
What are razor bumps? Razor bumps, also called pseudofolliculitis barbae, are small, irritated bumps on the skin that develop after shaving when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. Razor bumps cause irritation and the development of pimples. They also may cause scarring. How are razor bumps treated? To treat razor bumps, use a clean needle to release the embedded hair ...
Men's Skin Care for Your Face
Shaving can cause irritation and skin bumps in men. Here’s what men need to know about skin care products for their face.
Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures-Topic Overview
What are cosmetic surgery and procedures?Cosmetic surgery and procedures are techniques that change, restore, or enhance your appearance. Some cosmetic procedures, such as removing wrinkles at "Botox parties, " have become very popular. There are many reasons for changing or enhancing your looks. Suffering from burns or other trauma, being born with a birth defect, or wanting to "improve" parts of
Shaving Tips for Teen Girls
WebMD explains the best methods for shaving or otherwise removing hair from the legs, underarms, and pubic area.