Archiv für dermatologische Forschung

, Volume 243, Issue 3, pp 164–176 | Cite as

Effect of various methods of depilation on density of hairgrowth in women with idiopathic hirsutism

  • J. D. R. Peereboom-Wynia
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Summary

The effect of various methods of depilation (shaving with razor and soap and with a so-called lady-shave; depilatory cream, depilatory resin) was studied in 15 women with idiopathic hirsutism. No statistically significant difference was found between the density of hairgrowth before, and that after, a single depilation or a series of twelve depilations. No change in activity of the hair follicle was observed four weeks after the last depilation.

Zusammenfassung

Der Einfluß verschiedener Enthaarungsmethoden, wie Rasieren mit Klinge und Rasierseife, „lady-shave“, Enthaarungscreme und Enthaarungsharz wurde bei einer Gruppe von 15 Frauen mit idiopathischem Hirsutismus geprüft. Sowohl nach einmaliger als auch nach 12maliger Behandlung wurden keine statistisch signifikanten Unterschiede in Haardichte vor und nach der Behandlung festgestellt. 4 Wochen nach der letzten Enthaarung konnten keine Veränderung der Aktivität des Haarfollikels beobachtet werden.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. R. Peereboom-Wynia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyRotterdam Medical FacultyNetherlands

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