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Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, and reactions to medications. ...Read more
Depends on goal: As a first trial, you should consider a professional studio which does waxing. Then you can observe how it is done, how it feels and what the results are. There are home waxing kits available for the less expensive, personal job although it is difficult to be as thorough when you are doing it yourself. ...Read more
I am not sure: that there is a way to make it less painful. I am not an expert in the field but the waxing facility may offer a product which may numb or help with pain from such a procedure. I think of topical lidocaine, but I don't know if that is practical to use all over the body. Discuss with your waxing specialist. Best of luck! ...Read more
No/yes: I am surprised by the number of my male patients who find the "brazilian" way so sexy.Do what is best for you and your partner(hopefully few and using protection). ...Read more
Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Vaseline: The best treatment is Vaseline petroleum jelly applied multiple times per day, to keep the area from drying out. If you notice any evidence of secondary bacterial infection, such as yellow crusting, apply bacitracin or polysporin ointment. In the future, consider threading for facial hair removal to avoid burns to the skin. ...Read more
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