Removing unwanted hair is called depilation or epilation. There are different methods, such as plucking with tweezers, hot-and cold wax applications, electric needles or lasers. The methods depend entirely on the site to be treated. Mostly a depilation in women is made who are suffering, for example at disturbing facial hair or excessive body hair.
When epilation the hair is removed along with the hair root.

In contrast to depilation depilation means the removal of the only visible part of the hair (for example by shaving or chemical agents such as depilatory cream).