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Good morning! What's the best method to removing body hair? Depilatory creams burn and shaving doesn't remove completely. Waxing I think is painful.

Good morning! What's the best method to removing body hair? Depilatory creams burn and shaving doesn't remove completely. Waxing I think is painful.

Grooming: One does not go to the doctor for grooming advice. This is your opportunity to figure out and choose for yourself. Unwanted hair is not a medical condition. ...Read more

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Does shaving more often damage/benefit normal facial skin (not dry, not oily, etc)? Is using a depilatory powder a better/worse alternative for men?

Does shaving more often damage/benefit  normal facial skin (not dry, not oily, etc)? Is using a depilatory powder a better/worse alternative for men?

Depends: Usually best to shave more gently but more frequently. The longer you go between shaves the more irritating it is. Depends on type of skin and type of hair. Kinky hairs are associated with pseudofolliculitis. Do you have a specific problem???? ...Read more

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Should I use depilatory if I have acne?

Should I use depilatory if I have acne?

Might irritate skin: Acne lesions are often inflammed and what you put on your skin can cause more irritation. Depilatory agents can often be irritating. However, shaving over acne can also cause problems. So it might be a good idea to use the depilatory on a small patch of skin to see how you respond. If there are no problems then you'd could try it on the other areas. Good luck and be careful. ...Read more

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Gny doctors please help urgently? Bottom is burning from depilatory so can't sit.

Gny doctors please help urgently? Bottom is burning from depilatory so can't sit.

Ouch!: If you read your depilatory instructions they generally tell you not to use on "delicate skin" areas, and to avoid using for longer than the stated times. You have chemically "burned" the skin surface, and treatment requires keeping the raw skin clean (basis, ivory, or cetaphil soap) and protected with emollient (preparation h or even vaseline jelly) until healed. If infected see an md promptly. ...Read more

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What are the advantages, disadvantages of using depilatory powders to remove facial hair in men with no special conditions?

What are the advantages, disadvantages of using depilatory powders to remove facial hair in men  with no special conditions?

Should be fine: I don't see any reason why you cannot use this. There are chemicals in these, so you could get of course a local skin reaction, but there is no reason you cannot use them. Laser surgery for pigmented, unwanted hair is a permanent solution but can be expensive. ...Read more

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I use oil of olay facial depilatory every four weeks. Will using a dark spot corrector (clinque) have a negative reaction with the depilatory ?

I use oil of olay facial depilatory every four weeks. Will using a dark spot corrector (clinque) have a negative reaction with the depilatory ?

Probably not.: While weird, unforeseeable reactions do happen occasionally, you should have no problem using those two products, especially if you don't apply them simultaneously. ...Read more

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Is it possible to manscape your testicles with depilatory wax?

Is it possible to manscape your testicles with depilatory wax?

Ouch, possible yes: Why would you want to do that? Your man could always shave his scrotum together with his pubic area, if he already does that. ...Read more

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How should I lose facial hair--wax, depilatory, laser, other?

How should I lose facial hair--wax, depilatory, laser, other?

Permanent laser hair: Reduction is the most time and cost effective way to "lose" facial hair. The hair needs to be pigmented, ie brown, black, and not blond or gray. ...Read more