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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
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
Depilatory: There is no cream which will permanently stop hair from coming back. We use vaniqa to slow its growth dramatically. ...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
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
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
My underarms skin became black due to hair removal cream. Pls help me to get my natural complexion back.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My underarms skin got darken by using veet hair removal cream.Is there any way so that i can improve my underarms skin fairer?
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?
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
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?
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more