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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

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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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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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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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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How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

How to repair skin that has been darkened over the years from using hair removal creams?

Dermatologist: There are over the counter creams which I never advise as some of this may actually cause you to have hyperpigmentation with chronic use. A dermatology visit is best. Good luck ...Read more

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Do hair removal cream have estrogen. Just wondering?

Do hair removal cream have estrogen. Just wondering?

No: The hair-removal products one can buy at the drugstore do not contain estrogen. ...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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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 what's 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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What is best hair removal cream without any side effect?

What is best hair removal cream without any side effect?

None: There is no cream that will nor give your some type of irritation or side effect. Use them as directed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could happen if hair removal cream went through the anus?

What could happen if hair removal cream went through the anus?

Most likely nothing: I assume you are talking about very small amounts and not a whole tube?
At worst local irritation of the anus or rectum (with local discomfort) which should pass in a few days, and most likely nothing. ...Read more

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Hello doctors is face hair removal creams safe and which one do you recommend thank you?

Hello doctors is face hair removal creams safe and which one do you recommend thank you?

Depends where you use it: Depilatory creams are not safe to use around the eyes, by the eyebrows. So don't use it on that part of your face. Often they are used for upper lip area, and are safe, around the chin area or temples. However is very irritating to the eyes, so don't recommending washing your face afterwards. Better to use a washcloth with soapy warm water to the areas you were removing the hair. We are not allowed to recommend specific products. So do your own market research on which Cream people tend to feel most comfortable using. ...Read more

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My underarms skin became black due to hair removal cream. Pls help me to get my natural complexion back.

My underarms skin became black due to hair removal cream. Pls help me to get my natural complexion back.

First, be sure...: ...That the hair removal cream is the culprit, because other things can cause skin darkening. A dermatologist can help you do that. A cream containing hydroquinone can be prescribed to lighten the darkened skin, but it's a slow process; be patient. ...Read more

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Hello doctors I know you cant recommend any product but what ingredients do I have to find in a hair removal cream thank you?

Hello doctors I know you cant recommend any product but what ingredients do I have to find in a hair removal cream thank you?

Thyoglycolates: Most hair removal creams contain thioglycolate sulfates and salts. They work by breaking down the protein in the hair where it exits from the follicle, causing it to fall off. But don't count on the labels to find the best choice. They may be confusing, incomplete or too small to read. Stick with products that are described as "mild" "gentle" or "hypoallergenic" and follow the instructions! ...Read more

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My underarms skin got darken by using veet hair removal cream. Is there any way so that I can improve my underarms skin fairer?

Using: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Steroid cream may prevent this by using after hair removal. ...Read more

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Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain onthe skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

No: Not damaged permanently. The skin on the scrotum is sensitive and is irritated from the chemical. Get some 1% hydrocortisone and apply to the irritated area three times a day for a few days. ...Read more

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Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain on the skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

Male, I have just used hair removal cream on my scotrum, feeling irritaion, pain on the skin of scotrum. What to do? Are they damaged permanently?

Skin irritation only: I would not recommend using a chemical depilatory cream anywhere near the penis, scrotum or anus. I have seen countless people with chemical burns to these areas over the years. Careful use of a safety razor in these areas is much less likely to cause you problems. There is no effect on the testicles ...Read more

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Black underarms. I do waxing. Do not use hair removal cream. Problem since 4-5 years. Looks very odd. I feel very low. Pls help. I am 20 yrs. Tell me medicine?

Black underarms. I do waxing. Do not use hair removal cream. Problem since 4-5 years. Looks very odd. I feel very low. Pls help. I am 20 yrs. Tell me medicine?

Acanthosis Nigricans: This may represent a condition called acanthosis nigricans. It is hyper pigmentation of the back of the neck nda under the arms. It is associated with Insulin resistance. Maintain a healthy weight and see your physician. ...Read more

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Where can I buy veet hair removal cream? Is it safe?

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

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How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

How to deal with chemical burns from hair removal cream?

I suggest: That you go to type in your browser "burn treatment at home" and go to a site that sells creams for superficial burns. Depending on the skin site, try a little vaseline or cold cream. ...Read more

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I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

I have chemical burns from hair removal cream, any suggestions?

Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hair removal cream good to use for facial hair as well?

Help docs, is hair removal cream good to use for facial hair as well?

Vaniqa: Vaniqa is a special cream that can be used on the face. ...Read more

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Could veet (or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Could veet (or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Burn hair remover: Among the several side effects of hair removal topical products are skin injury and increased pigmentation. Sorry! ...Read more

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Can I use a hair removal cream instead of shaving everyday? Mediterranean.

If you mean...: ...Instead of shaving your face, depilatories are too harsh, in general, to be used on the face. I also don't recommend using them under the arms or in the groin area, for the same reason. Legs are no problem for most people. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to hair removal cream. Does that mean I will with other types?

I had an allergic reaction to hair removal cream. Does that mean I will with other types?

Patch test: You need to determine what in the cream you are allergic to, to avoid in other creams. Get a patch test to find out, an allergist or dermatologist can help you. ...Read more

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Think I might of had an allergic reaction to the hair removal cream? How to know for sure?

Think I might of had an allergic reaction to the hair removal cream? How to know for sure?

Localized redness: A reaction to a hand cream would usually cause a "contact dermatitis". This would manifest as a red, patchy, sometimes raised area, directly where the cream was applied. ...Read more

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I used nair hair removal cream on my pubic area and I have aneixty too and im worrying that the chemicals in the cream might cause me problems mentaly?

No this is not the: There is little written on Nair Side effects beyond allrgic reaction and skin iritation which especially occurs in the genital region. It is recommended you do it in a small area to see if it irriates you. There are no direct mental side effects. ...Read more

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Can docs recommend a good leg hair removal creams?

Leg hair removal: Most topical hair removal creams may provide temporary response. I do not know of any comparison studies that show one topical product is better than another. ...Read more

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