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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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Do doctors recommend Brazilian waxing?

Do doctors recommend Brazilian waxing?

Brazilian Waxing: In fact, in new jersey officials recently considered prohibiting brazilian waxes, after two women were hospitalized for infections.

One of them, diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue called cellulitis, had to have surgery, and spent 15 days in the hospital hooked up to an iv. ...Read more

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I have read about dangers of Brazilian waxing despite of proper hygienic measures taken. Should it be done? Because many doctors are against it.

I have read about dangers of Brazilian waxing despite of proper hygienic measures taken. Should it be done? Because many doctors are against it.

OK if done well: Any procedure like this can cause problems. With waxing, the potential problems are burning of the skin, scarring, minor infections because of the trauma to the skin or serious infections because the tools used are not properly cleaned. Your aesthetist should wear gloves and test the wax on his/her wrist before applying. Ask them how they sterilize equipment. Use common sense. ...Read more

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I got a Brazilian sugar-waxing yesterday and my clitoris has been itchy ever since. I haven't engaged in any sexual activity in a week. What is it?

I got a Brazilian sugar-waxing yesterday and my clitoris has been itchy ever since. I haven't engaged in any sexual activity in a week. What is it?

Reaction/burn: Without being examined I suggest that you see your GYN. This certainly "sounds" like a reaction to the waxing. ...Read more

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I'm itching and red bumps after Brazilian waxing?

I'm itching and red bumps after Brazilian waxing?

Brazilian waxing: This waxing problem is very common and it is probably a folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) due to plugging up of these follicles.
Warm compresses to the area 3 or 4 times daily followed by the application of an antibiotic ointment like neosporin. If it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist. You may need an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is Brazilian waxing or laser hair removal a better option?

Is Brazilian waxing or laser hair removal a better option?

Time frame?: Laser hair removal requires multiple sessions - so it takes longer to do, but has the advantage of long-term hair reduction. Waxing gives a quicker result - but has the disadvantage of being temporary. ...Read more

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How much willlaser hair removal hurt in comparison to waxing?

Laser less painful: Laser hair removal when done properly using state-of-the-art lasers is relatively painless. There are patients who say it's unbearably painful but they're probably not being treated by an experienced practitioner using the proper lasers and settings. It stings a bit especially in sensitive areas (like rubber band snapping) but pain should not be an issue. It's much less painful than waxing. ...Read more

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Aren't there less painful methods other than waxing for hair removal?

Aren't there less painful methods other than waxing for hair removal?

Here's our approach.: Waxing tends to become less painful over time. We do electrolysis and laser hair removal in our office - and these can be quite painful without some sort of pre-treatment. We use a compounded prescription topical cream, and we also offer injectable anesthetics for hair removal prior to genital surgery for transgender folks. I appreciate this is different from waxing, of course. ...Read more

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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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Black underarms. I do waxing. Do not use hair removal cream. Problem since 4-5 years. Looks very odd. I feel very low. Pls help. I am 20 yrs. Tell me medicine?

Black underarms. I do waxing. Do not use hair removal cream. Problem since 4-5 years. Looks very odd. I feel very low. Pls help. I am 20 yrs. Tell me medicine?

Acanthosis Nigricans: This may represent a condition called acanthosis nigricans. It is hyper pigmentation of the back of the neck nda under the arms. It is associated with Insulin resistance. Maintain a healthy weight and see your physician. ...Read more

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I masturbate under running tap water. Does it make my clitoris weak or would it harm me any way?

I masturbate under running tap water. Does it make my clitoris weak or would it harm me any way?

No reason to be..: What you have done should not affect your feeling and should bear no harm to you. Of course, excessive physical stimulation may induce unwanted irritation to any part of body. So, avoid overindulgence. More? Seek counseling timely or contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with keycode at RQPWJC. Best wish... ...Read more

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If you wax an area regularly, does that create complications later if you want laser hair removal?

If you wax an area regularly, does that create complications later if you want laser hair removal?

Waxing ok: You have to stop waxing about 3 weeks before laser hair removal. However, if you have been waxing for a long time there is no harm done, laser will still work. ...Read more

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If I do a facial hair removal with wax, will my hair grow thicker afterwards? What are the side effects of doing a facial hair removal with wax?

If I do a facial hair removal with wax, will my hair grow thicker afterwards? What are the side effects of doing a facial hair removal with wax?

No: Hair does not grow back thicker it jut appears that way because it's short. The side effects can be burning yourself with hot wax, an allergy to the wax or infection from not using sanitary techniques. ...Read more

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What r the reasons of fat belly? Not eating too MCH and does rubbing clitoris only cause any madical, psychological or mental problm and other harms??

What r the reasons of fat belly? Not eating too MCH and does rubbing clitoris only cause any madical, psychological or mental problm and other harms??

Two questions: First question, in general fat belly can occur do poor dietary habits that promote insulin resistance including comsuption of high glycemic index carbonhydrates, decreased frequency of eating, comsuption of large amount of alcohol and decreased physical activity and chronic constipation and multiple medical illness.
Second question-----No illness from rubbing the clitoris in general ...Read more

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Can you tell me for underarm wax removal, is veet or nairs better in terms of the hair removal and regrowth time?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal for permanent hair reduction without the use of chemicals or electrolysis is recommended to most of my patients. We have found the Gentle ProMax the most comfortable and efficacious device. ...Read more

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Need help& I want2do FULLbody laser hair removal! Is this permanent and is it at all dangerous to Heath (could laser harm reproductive areas?)

Need help& I want2do FULLbody laser hair removal! Is this permanent and is it at all dangerous to Heath (could laser harm reproductive areas?)

Humans have hair: We humans are mammals, and mammals have hair. It is unnatural to have no hair. Nobody should have a goal or desire to have no hair, because having hair is one of the 4 characteristics of mammals. The other 3 are: we make milk for our babies, we have backbones, and we are warmblooded. Having hair is a normal part of our identity. If a woman has excess hair, her doctor might check her hormones. ...Read more

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I have a hair removal wax burn that's been on my arm since January 20th : (?

I have a hair removal wax burn that's been on my arm since January 20th : (?

Evaluation: You should get this evaluated by your primary physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi, is Brazilian laser hair removal safe or are you more vulnerable for infection/ STIs? Thanks!

Wrong question: There is laser hair removal. It can be very effective but not for everybody. There is no Brazilian laser but there are lasers in Brazil. ...Read more

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Is there any local anesthesia so it won't hurt during waxing (hair removal) like a cream or spray? Thanks a lot

Is there any local anesthesia so it won't hurt during waxing (hair removal) like a cream or spray? Thanks a lot

Lidocaine: There is a Lidocaine cream that can be applied but it is very difficult to use. It must be slapped on in a thick layer and be wrapped with plastic wrap to prevent it from getting wiped off. Removed just before the waxing. ...Read more

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I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I've masturbated using the removable shower head against my clitoris and I was just wondering if this cause harm to the baby?

I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I've masturbated using the removable shower head against my clitoris and I was just wondering if this cause harm to the baby?

No harm: There are many ways to masturbate and you have discovered one of them. Always better with a partner. You have done no harm to your developing baby. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side-effects to laser hair removal? (other than the promise of no more waxing?!) :) cancer/tumour etc?

Actually, no.: Since laser hair removal uses non-ionizing energy, there is no cancer-inducing radiation, and the actual laser light penetrates no more than a couple of millimeters at hair removal wavelengths. Multiple sessions are necessary since hair follicles are susceptible only in specific growth phases. Hair and a few sebaceous glands are gone, but no problem unless too much energy=burn or blister. ...Read more

Clitoris (Definition)

The clitoris is a female sexual organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited ...Read more