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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
Best product: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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
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
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
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
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 more
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
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
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
Vaniqa: Vaniqa is a special cream that can be used on the face. ...Read more
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
Veet hair removal: It should be okay, but it may be irritating. ...Read more
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
What do you recommend if I bought the veet hair removal cream but I didn't buy a spatula. What else can I use to remove it?
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse use of specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
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