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Doctor insights on: At Home Female Hair Removal

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Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more


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Genital hair removal creams ok in pregnancy?

Genital hair removal creams ok in pregnancy?

Unknown: Frustratingly, most over the counter products have no specific testing concerning safety in pregnancy. A general statement is to avoid products that contain strong chemicals that can be skin irritants. Most important is to avoid the things we know cause fetal problems such as alcohol and tobacco smoke. You should get good prenata care as soon as you know you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What is best laser hair removal devise at home ?

What is best laser hair removal devise at home ?

See answer: Recommend these 3 links for a good overall review: Top At Home Hair Removal Laser Products Reviewed 2014 : http://www.beyondtalk.net/home-hair-removal/ Top 5 Home Hair Removal Machines | Safe Laser IPL : http://safelaseripl.com/top-5-home-hair-removal-machines/ The 6 Best Laser Hair Removal Machines – Laser Hair Removal : http://www.laserhairremoval.me/the-6-best-laser-hair-removal-machines/ ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe ? Especially at areas of vagina and armpits?

Yes by experienced : Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed and therefore you may have heard of some complications such as burns. However, the risks are comparatively low when your procedure is performed by an experienced individual who is familiar with the proper settings. ...Read more

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How effective / successful are hair restoration procedures for men (planting hair in the scalp, etc.)? Won't the hair just fall back out later?

How effective / successful are hair restoration procedures for men (planting hair in the scalp, etc.)?  Won't the hair just fall back out later?

Very successful: Hair transplants work well. Consult someone who specializes in follicle or micro hair transplants as these work best and give the most natural hair line. The transplanted hair will fall out but if done properly a new hair will regrow from this area. ...Read more

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Thin hair at age19.I will have hair transplant in a week.Is it possible for hair to fall/lose from donor area as i hav androgenic alopecia ?

Thin hair at age19.I will have hair transplant in a week.Is it possible for hair to fall/lose from donor area as i hav  androgenic alopecia ?

Possible: You might have some thinning and shedding from the donor are due to the procedure itself, but this should grow back over time. At age 19, it is very important that the donor area is well planned, as this area could thin out in the years to come. ...Read more

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Is electrolysis hair removal on the face safe during pregnancy?

Is electrolysis hair removal on the face safe during pregnancy?

Electrolysis: I'll be very frank with you. . . **i** don't feel it is safe for anyone. Certainly not it pregnancy, where two people are involved and one cannot yet make the decision, but even non-gravid women should know that it's almost a worthless pursuit -- it really doesn't work very well, and the risks of scarring, infections, and so forth are really significant. I don't recommend it! ...Read more

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Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?

Hair breakage at root.  Kinky hair  texture.  No chemical treated hair for 3 years.   Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft.  Lives in NYC?

Well: this could be several things from chemical damage the hair and thyroid disease to autoimmune disease to fungal infection even autoimmune disease.recommend evaluation by a physician primary care or dermatology ...Read more

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Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Not even close: Medical grade vs over the counter grade are always different with the former being more potent and effective even if you are comparing the same product. Your question is comparing light therapy with laser and these are two totally different modalities. See your local plastic surgeon for the most efficacious treatment for you. ...Read more

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Is the chemical depilatory a safe method for hair removal at the genital area?

Is the chemical depilatory a safe method for hair removal at the genital area?

Not in my: experience with my patients getting ready for a vasectomy. The few that have used these are red, inflamed and have more problems with the hair removers than the procedure. Remember, that is pretty sensitive tissue down there. ...Read more

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Have a Hair drug test coming up, will be 90 days @ test, hair is under required amount, I am body hair from under arm, or chest, all new hair chances?

Have a Hair drug test  coming up, will be 90 days @ test, hair is under required amount, I am body hair from under arm, or chest, all new hair chances?

Depends: Scalp used for analysis needs to be at least 1.5 inches for testing. Body hair can be used for drug testing but it is not useful in determining the timeframe of use as growth rates on the body are highly variable. ...Read more

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In two days iam beginning laser hair removal on my forehead and underarms. I was wondering is the forehead a dangerous place for laser hair removal?

In two days iam beginning laser hair removal on my forehead and underarms. I was wondering is the forehead a dangerous place for laser hair removal?

Laser forehead: As long as your eyes are protected and the settings are correct you should have no problem with laser hair removal on any part of your face. Use a certified technician who is supervised by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Any good treatments for receeding hair line in women whose male ancestors had baldness?

Rogaine (minoxidil): Is helpful to prevent future hair loss. Some people get substantial improvements in hair density, but even if you don't gain hair, it is effective at preventing or slowing future hair loss. Follow the directions on the package. ...Read more

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I have lots of excessive hair growth all over my body. Would laser hair removal work?

It should: First make sure there is not a medical cause for this excessive hair growth and then arrange to have LHR by an experienced person ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a girl growing pubic hair at age 8 years?

What could be the cause of a girl growing pubic hair at age 8 years?

Andrenarche: This is a sign of the output of the adrenal glands rather than the hormones of puberty. It can be seen as early as 6.5 yrs and accompanied by underarm odor. The hair is thin and silky. If there are no other signs of puberty, ie. Breast buds or an accelerated growth rate, this can be discussed when you are next in the docs office. ...Read more

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What can be causing receding hair line and thinning hair at the roots, in a 23 yo female, no family history, no celiac, thyroid ok. Irregular menses?

What can be causing receding hair line and thinning hair at the roots, in a 23 yo female, no family history, no celiac, thyroid ok. Irregular menses?

Female Hair Loss: There are a wide range of conditions that can bring on hair loss, with some of the most common being pregnancy, thyroid disorders, and anemia. Others include autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos), and skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, lupus, and even stress. ...Read more