Depilatories - PERLA Health


Depilatories are a method to remove unwanted hair, and often come in the form of a cream, gel, aerosol or as a roll-on. Depilatories contain chemicals that dissolve the hair shaft, so that the hair can be wiped off from the skin and only grows back after about 2 weeks. As depilatories can lead to allergic reactions and irritations, read and follow the instructions carefully, and test it beforehand on a small patch of skin.


  1. Cleveland Clinic. Hair: Removing Unwanted Hair. (accessed 1. August 2020)
  2. FDA. Removing Hair Safely. (accessed 1. August 2020)

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