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Doctor insights on: Belly Makes Uncomfortable Over Hair Removal Cream

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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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I'm conscious about the hair on my stomach and now summer is coming want to feel confident! i was wondering if hair removal cream would be suitable?

Hair : Topical creams may help reduce unwanted hair. If the hairs are dark then a series of laser treatments may help. See a dermatologist to evaluate and offer the best treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a hair removal cream on my stomach due to black hairs after getting a navel piercing ?

Is it safe to use a hair removal cream on my stomach due to black hairs after getting a navel piercing ?

Use caution: Protect piercing area with petroleum jelly or similar substance that depilatory can't penetrate. Use caution when applying depilatory around this area. If piercing does get depilatory in it, flush with plenty of water & watch for signs of inflammation/infxn: redness, swelling, heat, pus. Can use aloe vera gel &/or antibiotic ointment. See doc if infxn occurs. ...Read more

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I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach. Which prescription creams? Salictylic acid ok, kenalog shots? Baby powder?

I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach.  Which prescription creams?  Salictylic acid ok, kenalog shots? Baby powder?

Folliculitis tx: It's helpful if shaving is done 3-4 days before laser hair removal. If pustules appear, acne medications may be helpful, such as a benzoyl peroxide wash. There should not be a lot of scrubbing as it may irritate hair follicles further. All benzoyl peroxide must be washed off the skin completely. There are also acne lotions that your doctor can prescribe to help. ...Read more

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How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

Dermatologist: There are over the counter creams which I never advise as some of this may actually cause you to have hyperpigmentation with chronic use. a dermatology visit is best. good luck ...Read more

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Are hair removal creams for beards harmful over time? Also, can some creams prevent future hair growth from root damage?

NO: In general hair removal creams are not harmful over time. Making cause less hair growth to grow back You have to look at the ingredients to make sure that they are safe. FDA approval is a good benchmark of safety ...Read more

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Is the usage for over-the-counter numbing creams for home laser hair removal bad? What are the side effects of numbing creams? Can you recommend any?

Not recommended: Topical numbing creams are prescription only. The reason for this is that the numbing agents can be absorbed into the blood stream and cause toxicity and even death. This is more likely to happen when larger areas are treated. It is best to use numbing creams with the guidance of a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a tria system laser hair removal. Is the use of over-the-counter numbing creams bad? What side effects is there? Can u recommend any?

Yes, can be bad.: Topical numbing creams are prescription only. The reason for this is that the numbing agents can be absorbed into the blood stream and cause toxicity and even death. This is more likely to happen when larger areas are treated. It is best to use numbing creams with the guidance of a doctor. ...Read more

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What hair removal cream is okay for the pubic area down by the vagina and armpit ? And over-the-counter cream in case of rash?

Hair removal creams: As a dermatologist, i can tell you that over the counter products for hair removal very seldom work. Laser hair removal is the most effective, but expensive. Vaniqa (eflornithine) is a cream that can be used to reduce dark hairs, usually prescribed for facial hair, but could be effective in the armpits and groin. It is not covered by insurance. Hydrocortisone 1% cream for otc tx of rashes. ...Read more