Dec 28, 2018

Epilation vs. Depilation

Both refer to the processes of unwanted body hair removal. Depilation refers to hair removal just at the surface and without damaging the follicles. The procedure does not damage the structure of the hair. Its effect lasts from a few hours to several days. For depilation, razors and different hair removal creams are used.

Epilation is the removal of hair entirely, including the part below the skin. It damages hair follicles and the effect lasts from several days to several weeks. Epilation includes waxing, sugaring, lasering, and other salon procedures.