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Doctor insights on: Bikini Wax Genital Area 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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Is laser hair removal for the genital area safe?

Is laser hair removal for the genital area safe?

Usually: as long as the hair that is treated is not on a mucosal surface there should be no problem with doing laser hair removal in this area. Just remember that story I'll do change and if the hair removal is permanent you can no longer change your mind ...Read more

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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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Hello, I am looking for a full bikini diode laser hair removal and i need to know if the diode laser will affect my genitals or cause any infertility.

Hello, I am looking for a full bikini diode laser hair removal and i need to know if the diode laser will affect my genitals or cause any infertility.

No.: The laser used in hair reduction procedures does not penetrate fully thru the skin and outside of some potential temporary redness and/or irritation will not cause any long-lasting problems with your genitals or fertility. See an experienced plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can I use hair removal cream around my genital area , i'm a female. Is there a specific cream for that area?

Can I use hair removal cream around my genital area , i'm a female. Is there a specific cream for that area?

No: The skin in the pubic area is too delicate. If you use the normal hair remover cream or wax, it may cause serious irritation and pain increasing the risk of skin infection. There are specialized products for that area. Better yet, have it waxed by at a salon/spa. They can do a better job, have the right products, and can take care of any irritation that may develop. ...Read more

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How long does hair need to be for a bikini wax and is it safe to do repeatedly?

How long does hair need to be for a bikini wax and is it safe to do repeatedly?

Long enough...: ...For the wax to adhere to the hair shafts - which isn't very long - but the longer it is, the more hairs will be removed. Yes, it is safe to do repeatedly - but if you have a lot of hair and expect to be doing it frequently, consider going to a dermatologist (not a spa!) for laser hair removal, which is more or less permanent, and cheaper in the long run. ...Read more

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First ever DIY bikini wax at home almost 5 weeks ago, only 1 or 2 hairs have grown back since. Is this normal? Should I wait and see?

Wait and see: Hair grows at different rates for different people. As long as you have no rash or irritation, it is ok to just wait and see how long the hair takes to grow back ...Read more

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Bumps ok bikini line and genital area after Brazilian wax?

Folliculitis: Likely you have a slight inflammation of the hair follicles the area after a waxing si traumatized and you lose some epidermis as well. Keep the area clean and use warm soaks. If it gets warm , tender , red or pus then see a physician to make sure there isn't a cellulitis or infection of the open skin ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more