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Hair removal

Body and facial hair is perfectly normal - it only requires removal for cosmetic reasons.


Since ancient times, people have used sugar wax, threading, shaving and other methods to keep unwanted hair at bay.


For some people, shaving, waxing, plucking or epilating hair at home is a good solution, but other people find it leaves in-grown hairs or the hair grows back quickly.


For example, tweezing removes the hair as well as its root, which helps slow down regrowth. But even with tweezing, the hair will likely grow back in a couple of weeks.

Medical conditions can lead to hair growth patterns we don’t want

Sometimes a medical condition like hyperthyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or even menopause can cause hair growth patterns that we don’t like.


There are many ways to permanently remove body or facial hair but it’s best to understand the right treatments for the results you seek before proceeding.


Most hair removal treatments require several treatments and some can be uncomfortable.


Ingrown hairs can be a side effect of hair removal and can cause pain and discomfort.


If you’re looking for longer-term hair removal solutions, it may be time to consider other hair removal techniques that deliver more permanent and long-lasting results.


Some things to consider about hair removal include:

  • What type of result am I looking for - reduction in hair or permanent removal?

  • Is the area I want to remove hair from large - for example, on my legs, where laser hair removal is suitable?

  • Is the area I want to remove hair from small and self-contained, for example, on your jawline or chin, where electrolysis is suitable?


There are many different long-term hair removal solutions that limit hair regrowth. Talk to your doctor at Dermagen Clinic about the best options for you.

Treatments for hair removal

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