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depilatory

(dĭpĭl`ətôr'ē), substance used to remove hair. In preparing hides for tanning, lime is the chief depilatory. For the removal of superfluous hair from the human body, metal sulfides such as barium sulfide, sodium sulfide, calcium hydrosulfide, and strontium hydrosulfide are used. The powdered material is usually combined with other substances (lime, sugar, chalk, perfume) and made into a paste which is spread on the skin. The hair is dissolved into a gelatinous mass and is removed along with the paste. However, these reagents do not prevent regrowth of hair and are potentially dangerous. Wax depilatories that harden on the skin and pull up the hair by the roots when peeled off delay but do not prevent regrowth of hair. The only permanent method of removing hair is by cosmetic electrolysis, in which a weak electric current, passing through a needle, destroys the hair follicle.

depilatory

[də′pil·ə‚tȯr·ē]
(materials)
A chemical that removes hairs from skin.

depilatory

a chemical that is used to remove hair from the body
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A prospective randomised study carried out to compare the effect of pre-operative shaving with chemical depilation on wound infection in 100 patients showed they were safe and effective and that depilatory creams saved time for preoperative preparation and had an advantage in areas where shaving was difficult.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global depilatory products market for 2016-2020.
The null hypothesis is that no difference exists in the adequacy of hair removal or development of post-operative infection between patients undergoing razor or depilatory cream for preoperative hair removal.
Depilatory Products: Includes hair removal treatments, creams, waxes, and lightening bleaches for face and body to hide the appearance of hair.
Nair first introduced its product in 1940 and is now part of the $95 million depilatory industry.
You apply the depilatory gel wait three minutes then remove with the bladeless razor.
At the same time, they are also more willing to experiment with new long-term depilatory solutions, like sugar waxing.
[USPRwire, Tue Sep 01 2015] The combination of warm weather, and vanity and hygiene amongst the Brazilian population, naturally transforms Brazil into a high potential market for depilatory solutions.
NEW YORK--Summer is the season for swimsuits and, not surprisingly, for peak depilatory sales.
NEW YORK -- Depilatory sales have lagged in recent months, but suppliers and retailers across the country agree that the category is poised for a surge as summer--traditionally the time when sales peak--progresses.
Premier Brands of America Inc., based in Mount Vernon, N.Y., whose breadth of product offerings includes over 150 different items that provide comfort and care in the area of first aid, foot care, deodorant and body spray categories, introduces a new category to their private label lineup with its addition of the simplyBare Depilatory Line for Women.
Try bleach (Sally Hansen Hair Bleach Creme Face) or depilatory (Surgi-Cream Facial Hair Remover Original Formula).