Methods of hair removal fall into two general categories: Temporary and permanent. Temporary hair removal involves repeat treatments as hair grows forever, while permanent hair removal, the papilla is dissolved (destroyed) making regrowth impossible. Temporary form of hair removal includes Depilation a process of removing hair at the level of the skin for example the use of hair removal cream or shaving. Epilation, the process of removing hair by hair pulling it out of the follicle, examples are tweezing, wax, sugaring and threading.
Permanent reduction and semi-permanent hair removal includes electrolysis, laser and photo light hair. Electrolysis the process of permanently removing hair by means of electricity while laser hair removal a laser beam (Light and heat) is paused on the skin, impairing the hair follicle. For Electrolysis and Laser to be most effective the hair should be in a growing stage Anagen growth phase stage during which new hair is produced.