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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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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 the chemical depilatory a safe method for hair removal at the genital area?

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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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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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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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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How can I treat pain on my genitals from a hair removal cream? I put the cream on my pubic area, scrotum and penis. The only thing that is bothering me is a red are at the base of the underside of my penis, and this only hurts if i touch it a lot. It is a

How can I treat pain on my genitals from a hair removal cream? I put the cream on my pubic area, scrotum and penis. The only thing that is bothering me is a red are at the base of the underside of my penis, and this only hurts if i touch it a lot. It is a

As : As you know by now these hair removal creams are much too strong for the delicate skin of the genitals, especially the scrotum. If you are still in pain, or for anyone with a similar problem, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) are good choices. There is also a spray called dermoplast that can be purchased over the counter. This may help. If the area becomes swollen, hot, or you develop a fever please see a doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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What are the best hair removal methods?

Hair removal: Hair removal techniques depend on the location of where you want to have hair removed. If it is dark hair then most methods including laser or intense pulse light can reduce and at times permanently prevent further hair growth. Lighter hair remains tricky as their is no melanin in the hair to uptake the energy for lasers so waxing or vaniqua ( a topical medicine) maybe the safest way. ...Read more

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Is vaginal laser hair removal safe ?

Is vaginal laser hair removal safe ?

YEs : Provided on outside of vagina, can be used over labia majora where there is hair. ...Read more

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Can a 17-year-old get laser hair removal?

Hair: With parental permission and being told the risks and benefits it should be just fine ...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