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Hair Removal Options

Electrolysis

Electrolysis is done by a professional who places a tiny needle with an electric current in the hair follicle. There are two primary hair removal methods with electrolysis: galvanic and thermolytic.

  • Galvanic hair removal chemically destroys the hair follicle.
  • Thermolytic removal uses heat to destroy the follicle.

In either case, be sure to find a professional who is highly trained and knowledgeable.

You can get electrolysis on any part of the body.

Medications and Unwanted Hair

If none of these hair removal methods help, you may want to ask your doctor's advice. There are drugs that inhibit hair growth. 

Spironolactone is a pill that may slow or reduce hair growth in areas that you don’t want hair. It will not get rid of the hair on your scalp and may actually stimulate growth there.

There is a prescription cream called Vaniqa that's approved by the FDA for slowing facial hair growth in women. This cream slows growth, but it will not remove the hair. You apply it to the area twice a day. Once you stop using the cream, the hair will regrow.

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