Quality and Safety
St. Luke's Boise / Meridian Medical Centers
Percent of Surgery Patients Needing Hair Removed from the Surgical Area Before Surgery, Who had Hair Removed Using Electric Clippers or Hair Removal Cream - Not a Razor
Preparing a patient for surgery may include removing body hair from skin in the area where the surgery will be done. Medical research has shown that shaving with a razor can increase the risk of infection. It is safer to use electric clippers or hair removal cream.