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Doctor insights on: Creams Waxes For 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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Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more

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Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Not even close: Medical grade vs over the counter grade are always different with the former being more potent and effective even if you are comparing the same product. Your question is comparing light therapy with laser and these are two totally different modalities. See your local plastic surgeon for the most efficacious treatment for you. ...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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What is better: shaving or hair removal cream?

What is better: shaving or hair removal cream?

Cream, but...: Depilatory creams dissolve hairs so that they wipe away. The hair left behind is usually softer than if it had been shaved. Razors cut hair at an angle, making the regrowth look thicker & more likely to develop ingrown hairs & razor bumps. The major downside to the creams is potential irritation & you need to use caution near the mucosa (mouth, vagina). Electric razors are a good option, too. ...Read more

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Is vaniqa cream effective for unwanted facial hair?

Is vaniqa cream effective for unwanted facial hair?

Somewhat: Vaniqa is an anti androgen therapy. It is not as effective as systemic drugs. Flutamide or Eulexin (flutamide) is the most effective treatment we have found. Even so, it doesn't remove or necessarily treat hair that has completely transformed to terminal hair. These hairs are like eyebrow hair and may or may not respond. ...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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What's a good hair removal cream/lotion for your pubic hair?

Hair removal: You may consider spot testing different brands to check that your skin can tolerate it. If it is a constant problem, laser hair removal may be an option for you. ...Read more

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Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

It may: There are 2 different reactions that you may have to a cream that causes darkening. First, you may be allergic to the cream and the darkening is a response. Second, may be whats called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is a response to either an allergic reaction or to the chemical reaction that is used to remove your hair. Usually stopping the cream will lead to lightening your skin. ...Read more

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Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Probably not.: Skin color does not necessarily relate to hair removal. Perhaps some bleaching cream would help the skin color such as 4% hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Genital hair removal creams ok in pregnancy?

Genital hair removal creams ok in pregnancy?

Unknown: Frustratingly, most over the counter products have no specific testing concerning safety in pregnancy. A general statement is to avoid products that contain strong chemicals that can be skin irritants. Most important is to avoid the things we know cause fetal problems such as alcohol and tobacco smoke. You should get good prenata care as soon as you know you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

Hair removal: The only two well established and legitimate permanent hair removal modalities at this point in time are Electrolysis and /or Laser hair removal. ...Read more

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How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

How many visits is laser scar removal for face acne?

One or more: Fractionated laser will offer improvement in only one visits, although repeated sessions at least one month apart will offer greater improvement-50-70 per cent overall improvement. ...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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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