Sugaring: an ancient method of hair removal

Dermatol Surg. 2001 Mar;27(3):309-11.


Background: Excess body hair can be removed by several methods including shaving, waxing, electrolysis, and lasers. We report herein an ancient technique of hair removal.

Objective: To describe the technique of sugaring for removal of unwanted hair.

Methods: Skin and paste preparation are described and paste application explained.

Results: Hairless and exfoliated skin is achieved.

Conclusion: Sugaring is a cost effective and practical method of hair removal heretofore unreported in the medical literature.

MeSH terms

  • Dietary Sucrose / administration & dosage*
  • Hair Removal / methods*
  • Humans


  • Dietary Sucrose