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Mammalian Hair-Growth Inhibitor

Hair follicles. Image (c) Microsoft

Various procedures have been used to remove facial and body hair, including waxing, shaving, depilatory creams, and plucking. Most of these methods have drawbacks—time, expense, pain, rashes, and doubtful efficacy, for example.

The Hairminator is an effective solution to the re-growth of unwanted hair, independent of whether the hair is coarse or fine, androgen-sensitive or -dependent, and regardless of skin color. Hairminator offers permanent reduction with no adverse effects such as rashes or burning.

How it works

The hair follicle is one of the most dynamic of mammalian structures, with its complexity, potential immortality, rapid growth rate, and ability to cycle and return to its incipient state. The Hairminator damages the hair shaft manufacturing sites inside the hair follicle, permanently making it defunct.

Because hair follicles are at different stages of their growth cycles, not all hairs are disabled at each application. Repeated applications of the Hairminator are required. Removal of existing hair from the follicles, by waxing or plucking, for example, prior to Hairminator application facilitates its entry to the shaft manufacturing sites, and produces better and faster results when compared to superficial shaft removal, such as shaving.

The active ingredient in the Hairminator has been known for quite some time, and all necessary data is available. Animal trials have been conducted, and the ingredient has been found safe and effective. A Human Safety Evaluation Study has been conducted and has yielded favorable results.

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