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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 used a cream hair removal, Nair, on my belly. I'm 34 weeks pregnant. Is my baby ok?

I used a cream hair removal, Nair, on my belly. I'm 34 weeks pregnant. Is my baby ok?

Yes: This will not penetrate the skin layers and none will get to your developing baby. Hopefully you are getting the effect you desire with the hair removal. ...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?

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 (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?

I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach.  Which prescription creams?  Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) 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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What is the best hair removal cream for males in those sensitive areas?

What is the best hair removal cream for males in those sensitive areas?

Best product: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Waxing is better or hair removal cream?Which is best?

Waxing is better or hair removal cream?Which is best?

Either: Both have advantages/disadvantages. Better forms of hear removal would be laser hair removal or electrolysis. See http://www.Webmd.Com/beauty/hair-removal/for-women-only-best-options-for-hair-removal. ...Read more

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Burned vagina from hair removal cream. What can I do?

A few things: First schedule an appointment to make sure no serious injury is present. In the meantime, apply an ice pack. Use over the counter topical Lidocaine spray. Soothing agents such as A and D ointment can help. Oatmeal baths can help. ...Read more