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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

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

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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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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Is it safe to use veet hair removal cream for your pubic hair, or is it just a matter of how your skin will react? But still, is it safe? (i'm a male)

Hair removal product: There are many different veet products. Here’s info for one of the products (veet® hair removal cream with hydro'restortm). Company states it can be used for bikini line but not perianal or genital area. See full directions at: http://www. Veet. Ca/en/cream-products-veet-hydro-restor-hair-removal-cream-sensitive-skin-200ml-directions-for-use. Php. ...Read more

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Should I put hair removal cream under my eye skin to remove the fine lines? As dermalogist said nothing is possible as lines are below the eye lash?

Should I put hair removal cream under my eye skin to remove the fine lines? As dermalogist said nothing is possible as lines are below the eye lash?

Irritating to eye: Hair removal cream is almost certainly going to cause a lot of irritation if it gets in the eye. And it will not remove wrinkles, as it is designed to remove hair - totally different. Consider a professional dermabraision or chemical peel if you want to get wrinkles removed. But don't go to a unlicensed pseudo-professional! ...Read more

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Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?

I do not recommend: Using products on the skin while pregnant unless they have been tested in pregnant women, Vitamin C probably ok but no studies. No sure what this question is, looks like you are saying you have already used it. ...Read more

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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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Have a rash lower my bikini line not toooo much very minor and upon that when used hair removal cream caused a bit redness and bleeding cause?

Have a rash lower my bikini line not toooo much very minor and upon that when used hair removal cream caused a bit redness and bleeding cause?

Hair removal: Hair removal cream causes skin irritation and irritation of the hair follicles. If your rash is in the sam area that you applied to cream then this is likely the cause. It should resolve on its own with time. If not your doctor should evaluate for infection. ...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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How do I get rid of a rash caused by hair removal cream?

Rash: Hair removal cream probably caused a contact dermatitis which is an irritation to your skin. The best cure is steroid cream. You can get otc steroid cream (hydrocortisone) but some times it could not be strong enough. Worth the try, but if not working then a prescription will be needed. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my vaginal irritation caused by hair removal cream?

Use a different: Cream or use a different method to remove the hair, for minor irritation on the outside (not the inside) you can use a low dose steroid cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream temporarily, if it doesn't clear up see your gyn. ...Read more

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I want to use Nair or veet hair removal cream. Is this safe?? Do these chemicals cause cancer or other problems with toxicity?

I want to use Nair or veet hair removal cream. Is this safe?? Do these chemicals cause cancer or other problems with toxicity?

You're fine: There are prank / disinformation websites making false claims about most personal care products. Ignore them. ...Read more

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I used a facial hair removal cream last night which caused a superficial chemical burn I called an advice nurse who talk me to call poison control and I did but she told me to just rinse my face with cool water for 20 minutes and just keep it moisturize

I used a facial hair removal cream last night which caused a superficial chemical burn I called an advice nurse who talk me to call poison control and I did but she told me to just rinse my face with cool water for 20 minutes and just keep it moisturize

This could be: An allergic reaction to one or more ingredient of the cream or one of the side effect of the cream. Since the involved area is your face which is one of the most important visible part of the body I suggest to you to go to an Urgent care or ER if you can get a hold of your doctor by phone. If you have any further queries click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...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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Can you go get laser hair removal if you are taking iron tablets, three times a day? Will I get discoloration of the skin.

Can you go get laser hair removal if you are taking iron tablets, three times a day? Will I get discoloration of the skin.

No: Laser hair removal discoloration is possible if the skin has pigmented spots. Iron intake itself is not a contraindication. It also depends on the skin color and type of laser being used. ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal cause scarring or other danger? How can you avoid this? Considering having it done on face and have VERY sensitive skin.

Can laser hair removal cause scarring or other danger? How can you avoid this? Considering having it done on face and have VERY sensitive skin.

Laser Hair risks!: Best top use lower levels of power to avoid any issues. But than you will need more sessions and spend $$s ...Read more

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Does laser or ipl hair removal cause sunken skin marks, if the treatment was done many times? If it does and I stop the treatment will they dissapear?

No: Ipl is a non ablative method of hair removal. It does not alter the skin surface at all even with repetitive treatments. Laser hair removal targets chromophores or the pigments in the hair, so it should jot damage the skin either. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe? Does it cause cancer or skin pigmentation? I have excessive hair growth and really want to get rid of it.

Is laser hair removal safe? Does it cause cancer or skin pigmentation? I have excessive hair growth and really want to get rid of it.

Done properly: Laser hair removal, like electrolysis, is safe and effective. Doesn't cause cancer or other medical problems. ...Read more