Not to be confused with unhairing.

Temporary methods

Depilation lasts several hours to several days. It removes the part of the hair above the surface of the skin.
Methods include:Epilation lasts several days to several weeks. It removes of the entire hair, including the part below the skin.
Methods include:

Permanent methods

destroy hairy areas while sparing surrounding tissue. It is a difficult challenge.
Methods include:

Doubtful methods

Methods include:

Health risks

"Manscaping" (hair removal with a dry safety razor and powder) can produce micro-abrasions of the skin which can become infected and cause "community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus" (MRSA). It is prevalently among gay and bisexual men, athletes, prisoners and Native Americans.

This page has been updated on the 2017-01-24.