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Dr. Robert Strimling
374 Doctors shared insights

Hair Removal (Overview)

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 possible during growth phase.


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What are the best hair removal methods?

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

Dr. Robert Strimling
374 Doctors shared insights

Hair Removal (Overview)

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 possible during growth phase.


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What is the best method for painless hair removal?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is relatively painless with the newer improved lasers. Expert skill and technique are also crucial in ensuring the most effective, safe, and painless procedure. ...Read more

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Are hair removal strips better than the alternatives?

No usually: Use of strips or waxing will reduce a few follicles, but usually needs repeating. Laser will remove hair follicles permanently. It requires a series of treatments, as laser is effective on active, growing hairs (some are in resting phase and not susceptible). Important to know that dark hairs are more successfully removed than white ones. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hair removal?

Reduction of hair: 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 possible during growth phase. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
Daily
Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
Once
Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
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What's an opinion about hair removal in men and male teenagers?

What's an opinion about hair removal in men and male teenagers?

Great: I think it can be great for guys with excessive hair. The nice thing about laser removal is that you can have the number of treatments that leave you with the amount of hair that you want to remain. Many men do not want to remove all the hair just cut it down significantly. Of course, if they want it all gone this can be done too. ...Read more

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Does the nono hair removal product really remove hair as effectively as advertised?

Does the nono hair removal product really remove hair as effectively as advertised?

Nono hair removal: Nono may be a yes yes - I could not find peer review medical publications that demonstrate any lasting results with this device. There are so many pathways that do have lasting results that I suggest you can try noon or do more research on this topic. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
Once
Don't tie your hair too tightly
Once
Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
Weekly
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Could you please recommend some permanent hair removal pills and tell me about the benefits and risks associated with these pills?

Never heard of: I've never heard of pills that cause permanent hair removal. It would be great if they were available, had few/no side effects, and targeted only the 'bad' hairs and not the 'good' ones like your lashes, brows, and the hair on your head! ...Read more

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I'm attending an event in two days, could you give me a quick and efficient hair removal method, with no stubble and long lasting, and is painfree?

Laser Hair Removal: Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions. ...Read more

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Is there a hair removal option for gentital area that doesn't cause darkening of the skin. Shaving has given me a 5:00 shadow even wen fully shaved?

Is there a hair removal option for gentital area that doesn't cause darkening of the skin. Shaving has given me a 5:00 shadow even wen fully shaved?

Laser: The 5:00 shadow is caused by dark hair semi visible through translucent skin. laser addresses the skin below the surface. Or save your money and just use clippers (carefully). ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to ask about permanent hair removal system that can be used at home. What brand you recommend for safe and effective hair removal?

There is none: Even laser hair removal performed in the doctor's office cannot claim to be permanent and total. We counsel our patients that it is permanent "reduction" of the hair. The devices used in doctors offices are very powerful and capable of causing serious damage. None are approved for use by the consumer at home and those devices that are have lesser results than those at the doctor's office. ...Read more

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How to make bikini hair removal less painful?

How to make bikini hair removal less painful?

Alma Soprano Laser: Our soprano xli is probably the most comfortable lhr system on the planet. It pulses lower energies, 10x/sec through a cooled tip, while in motion, which makes it much more comfortable and more effective. Take a couple of Motrin an hour before, trim the hair down to stubble (not smooth) and have them use a potent topical anesthetic cream....Not a day at the beach, but great preparation for one. ...Read more

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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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How to make electrolysis hair removal permanent?

How to make electrolysis hair removal permanent?

Accuracy helps: Electrolysis requires very accurate targeting to insure hair follicle growth is stopped. Provider must carefully target the follicles from different sides, and often require additional touch ups to finish the process. Most used for isolated hairs (for example in chin area), laser more common for larger hair areas. It may leave small surface irregularities if repetition is needed to remove the prob. ...Read more

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How much would electrolysis cost for hair removal?

Depends: Depends on the number of hairs you want to have removed. Each hair has to be treated individually. The more hairs you have to treat, the more time it takes, the more it costs. ...Read more

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If I used hair removal cream, am I damaging my skin?

If I used hair removal cream, am I damaging my skin?

No: Most hair removal creams, when used correctly, do not damage skin, although they may be irritating. ...Read more

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Are there any home hair removal laser that actually works?

Are there any home hair removal laser that actually works?

Possibly: Remember it takes years about a decade to really determine if a procedure has lasting results and home laser hair systems are only a few years old. They are low wattage lasers compared to one at a doctors office and are used more frequently that office lasers. Thus far is seems there is a reduction in hair with the home systems but it will not be equal to the more powerful systems. ...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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Is there any easy homemade oils that I can make for hair removal?

Best to discuss w/Dr: Home remedies are not always the best solution for hair removal, if you have sensitive skin, you may break out, have localized inflammatory response & depends where the hair is that you want removed. That will determine the best treatment. Face? Underarms? Legs? Bikini line? Need more info. There are creams, waxing, threading, electrolysis, laser options. Depends on thickness, budget, outcome desired. ...Read more

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How long till your hair grows back after using hair removal at spa?

Varies.: Everyone has a different hair growth cycle, so it can take as little as 2 weeks or as long as 2 months. Average is probably about a month. ...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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How can I repair skin discoloration caused from hair removal products?

How can I repair skin discoloration caused from hair removal products?

Can't repair: This is called "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation". Hopefully the "natural force" would remove the pigmentation in a long run. But there is no quick and effective way of removing the pigmentation. ...Read more

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Would laser permanent hair removal be harmful for the body in any way?

Safe to say goodbye: Laser hair removal equipment may vary. The technology used with devices such as Cutera XEO medical laser incorporates longer wavelengths of light as well as a built-in cooling mechanism to improve comfort and safety across all skin types and tones. The team at http://dermdocs. Com/ plans carefully and maximizes the potential for laser hair removal with specific pre- and post-treatment tips. ...Read more

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What is the best hair removal cream for males in those sensitive areas?

What is the best hair removal cream for males in those sensitive areas?

Best product: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is there a hair removal product I can use to remove hair around the anus area?

Shave or Nair: Shaving is the typical way to remove these kinds of hair. You can also use a depilatory cream such as nair, or wax it, as in a brazilian waxing. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective (permanent) hair removal cream for women?

Depilatory: There is no cream which will permanently stop hair from coming back. We use vaniqa to slow its growth dramatically. ...Read more

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What to do ifiburned my face from facial hair removal how can I soothe my skin?

What to do ifiburned my face from facial hair removal how can I soothe my skin?

Burn by hair remover: The skin is very forgiving and over time the injury effects will subside. A dermatologist may well be able to suggest some topical and/or interventional remedies. Face peeling may be considered. ...Read more