What effects does it have?

What is it?

Temporary removal of body hair using tweezers.

How long does it last?

The effects last until the hair regrows (days to weeks).

More information

Plucking is a painful and slow method of hair removal best used for small numbers of hairs.

Plucking is often used on eyebrow hairs. This can be to remove stray hairs that are separate from the main eyebrow, to reshape the eyebrows or make them thinner, or to remove hair from the bottom to make the eyebrows look higher up on the face. If you are plucking your own eyebrows, it may be difficult to know how much hair to remove and where. You can find diagrams and articles on other websites that describe different eyebrow shapes and give general guidelines about how to shape your eyebrows.

For body hair on larger areas like legs, you can use an epilator, which is a device with a set of tweezers that quickly plucks out many hairs for you. You can also use other methods of temporary hair removal such as waxing or shaving.

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Page last updated: September 2017