This page deals with TOTAL hair removal and is intended for those engaged in the removal of unwanted hair and the effects thereof.

We remove unwanted hair for various reasons:
a ‘favourite’ activity during the summer and/or for hygienic reasons, or because it forms part of a way of life.
The consequences of depilation are often far from agreeable:
redness, irritation, itching and razor bumps.


Excess hair can be removed from all body areas with more or less ease using different methods.
Below you will find a description of the different methods of hair removal, also listing the advantages and disadvantages of each method.


Pulling out the entire hair by means of a pair of (mechanical) tweezers.
This method is most effective to accurately remove hair on small surfaces, such as shaping eyebrows.
When done frequently, some of these hairs will ultimately stay away (An example of this is the fashion in the sixties/seventies to shape eyebrows into millimetre-thin lines:
many girls of that time never regained their full eyebrows).
Advantages: accurate – the hair is removed entirely, so a long-term result.
Disadvantages: Few – temporary redness may occur on sensitive skin; avoid skin from getting caught in the tweezers; less suitable for large surfaces.


Is a quick method to get rid of hairs on, for example: face, legs and pubic area. Indeed to quickly remove hair at the skin surface, yet hair and root stay behind in the hair shaft and continue to grow; this shows very quickly.
Advantages: quick do-it-yourself method, also for large surfaces.
Disadvantages: hairs continue to grow so that these reappear within a short while.
The hairs are cut off straight creating blunt ends on the hair that pierce the skin.
This causes irritation and razor bumps.
Frequent shaving causes hairs to become coarser and rougher in structure, making these increasingly difficult to remove.


By means of a chemical reaction this cream causes the hair structure at the skin surface to change.
Because of this dissolving effect the hairs can be scraped off the skin after a specific contact time.
This method too, only removes hair above the skin: in the hair shaft it continues to grow and will reappear above the skin within a short while.
Advantages: this method can be carried out yourself on large surfaces.
The hairs do not become coarser or rougher through extensive use, the hair ends are soft and therefore do not pierce the surrounding skin as much.
Disadvantages: this method generates a chemical reaction, so that great care should be taken in its use.
Especially near body cavities.
Hairs are removed at the skin surface, so that these are soon noticeable again.


Hot wax is applied to the skin from which hair is to be removed.
The hair becomes trapped in the wax. Along with the wax, the hairs are removed entirely, follicle and all.
This method can be used on all hairy surfaces.
Because the entire hair is removed, the skin feels remarkably smoother than when shaving or using chemical depilatories.
The follicle is after all empty and it takes weeks before the hair grows above the skin again.

For further information on the places to be treated, click here Advantages: this method of depilation has a long-lasting effect and feels smooth.
By applying this method more frequently the hairs become softer, finer and sparser.
Because hairs regrow from the follicle, the ends of the hairs are not blunt: this method therefore causes hardly any irritation, redness or itchiness.
Disadvantages: can be painful the first time round because these hairs (often through frequent shaving) are somewhat course.


This is a permanent hair removal method with a minor chance of regrowth.
The hair root is reached by inserting a needle of the electrolysis device along the hair into the follicle.
A minor electric current heats the hair root, so that the loosened hair can be removed from the hair shaft without difficulty.
This permanent hair removal method is lengthy and costly: each hair must be treated individually.
On medical grounds this treatment will be (partially) paid for by insurance.
This medical referral is chiefly issued to women with excess facial hair and to transsexuals.
Advantages: this method is almost permanent. Disadvantages: costly, lengthy, scarring is possible through unprofessional treatment.
Price and time make it unsuitable for large areas.

INTENSED PULSED LIGHT ( I.P.L. or visible light ).

The latest, improved method of permanent hair removal.
All side-effects of earlier hair removal methods are things of the past with this treatment.
Treatment shows excellent results.
It is virtually painless and can be used on nearly all skin and hair colours.
There are now several clinics/institutes in the Netherlands that work with Intensed Pulsed Light equipment.
In my practice use is made of the Ellipse Light System.
A special page has been dedicated to this latest method in hair removal.
The first photographs showing the results from our own practice have meanwhile been made. Click here on: Intensed Pulsed Light

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