Summary

There are several ways unwanted hairs are removed in settings such as beauty therapists or hairdressers. These include: • Waxing • Electrolysis • Lasers • Plucking and • Threading With all of these procedures there is a risk of passing micro-organisms from one client to the next if the procedure is not performed properly. Even though the risks are low, steps can be taken to reduce the risks even further. It is also important that beauty therapists can demonstrate their practices are safe. If you are concerned about cleanliness and risk of infection you should discuss these processes with your therapist.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Factsheets
Date Published
12 Jul 2011
Size
1 page
Update Frequency
Annual
Available format
pdf
Author
Department of Health & Human Services