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Creams Waxes For Hair Removal
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Are hair removal creams for beards harmful over time? Also, can some creams prevent future hair growth from root damage?
What safe options are there for removal of upper lip hair during 1st trimester? Using nair facial hair bleach or hair removal cream once a wk safe?
No: That's a wives tale like pulling out a grey hair makes 3 more grow. ...Read more
Im considering buying a tria laser for home use for facial hair removal. Will it remove all my facial hair permanently as it states?
Not sure: It is truly difficult to evaluated the claims of the manufacturer. ...Read more
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
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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