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Hair Removal Cream Swallowed Children
Are hair removal creams for beards harmful over time? Also, can some creams prevent future hair growth from root damage?
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
Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?
Only surgery : All pigmented lesions (nevi, moles) should be checked by a dermatologist & removed only if suspicious or worrisome by surgical excision or biopsy. This way the lesions can be checked under a microscope to ensure that it is not cancer. This is especially important if there is a personal or family history of melanoma, or the mole has been changing. See a dermatologist for a skin check & advice. ...Read more
I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach. Which prescription creams? Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?
Folliculitis tx: It's helpful if shaving is done 3-4 days before laser hair removal. If pustules appear, acne medications may be helpful, such as a benzoyl peroxide wash. There should not be a lot of scrubbing as it may irritate hair follicles further. All benzoyl peroxide must be washed off the skin completely. There are also acne lotions that your doctor can prescribe to help. ...Read more
Unknown: Frustratingly, most over the counter products have no specific testing concerning safety in pregnancy. A general statement is to avoid products that contain strong chemicals that can be skin irritants. Most important is to avoid the things we know cause fetal problems such as alcohol and tobacco smoke. You should get good prenata care as soon as you know you are pregnant. ...Read more
What safe options are there for removal of upper lip hair during 1st trimester? Using nair facial hair bleach or hair removal cream once a wk safe?
Will soap affect facial hair growth.....my face is oily ....is johnsons baby soap good??....or is lifebuoy good.......how to grow facial hair faster i am 20 years??
No: That's a wives tale like pulling out a grey hair makes 3 more grow. ...Read more
Can the liquid wax paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks
Paraffinum: liquidum is a form of mineral oil. It is a common ingredient in cosmetics including hair products. It has been regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and in the amounts found in common hair products can be considered safe. I doubt it would measurably affect vitamin absorption. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Can teenagers such as 12-18 use the product " spring valley hair skin nails biotin pill vitamins " for hair growth ?
Does Not Help: No evidence that it helps hair growth and never tested for safety.So not good idea. ...Read more
I'm a middle eastren girl with an olive skin color, is IPL laser hair removal treatment affective for my body?
Is it proper for black thick hair?
What method of permanent hair removal can remove unpigmented hairs on lip and chin? Did laser hair removal treatment cause vitiligo to spread
Hair breakage at root. Kinky hair texture. No chemical treated hair for 3 years. Breaking from roots and down entite hair shaft. Lives in NYC?
Black hair. Is it ok to leave hair grown or shave it before going for laser hair removal or leave it half grown? They use yag laser.
Well : They usually want you to shave the hair. But call their office and ask them what they recommend ...Read more
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
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?
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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