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Permanently / August 4, 2018

Among non-laser technique of hair removal, Eflornithine can be used. It is a novel method for temporary hair reduction in women. It is a topical cream available by prescription only and has been approved by the US FDA for the reduction of unwanted facial hair in women.Eflornithine is not a hair remover or depilatory, but is a topical cream that decreases the rate of hair growth. It works by inhibiting the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase, an enzyme in human skin that stimulates hair growth. When this enzyme is blocked by the medication, metabolic activity in the hair follicle decreases and hairs grow in more slowly.

Chemical depilatories remove part of the hair shaft and are easy and painless to use. The standard chemical depilatory agents, available in gels, creams, lotions, aerosols, or roll-on forms, are the salts of thioglycolic acid (sodium or calcium thioglycolate) that were patented in the 1930s for removing the hair from cattle hides. Thioglycolate depilatories work by hydrolyzing and disrupting disulfide bonds of hair keratin, causing the hair to break in half and allowing the hair to separate from the skin. These are temporary techniques of hair removal.

Among permanent methods of hair removal, electrolysis is effective, especially in small areas. Electrolysis involves the insertion of a small, fine needle into the hair follicle, followed by the firing of a pulse of electric current that damages and eventually destroys the hair follicle. Multiple treatment sessions are required to achieve a clinically significant result. The 2 types of electrolysis are galvanic electrolysis (direct current electrolysis) and thermolysis (alternating current electrolysis). Unfortunately, no controlled clinical trials have compared the 2 methods, and claims of superiority of one method over the other are based on anecdotal evidence.

Lastly, no single method is perfect for all patients. Factors such as the underlying medical conditions causing excessive hair growth, size and location of treatment area, desire for temporary versus permanent hair removal, and expertise of the technician providing treatment should be considered when choosing a method for non-laser hair removal.