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Home Remedies For Getting Rid Of Facial Hair
No: The home remedies don't work. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this is the 21st century and real science rules. Being young is hard enough without having acne; even in our dysfunctional health-care system, it should be easy to manage your acne. A good start is benzoyl peroxide (otc) plus topical Clindamycin perhaps with a retinoic acid derivative; oral antibiotics if needed later. Good luck. ...Read more
Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more
Tea tree oil: A topical application of tea tree oil 5% may be as effective as topical benzoyl peroxide 5% (though its effects came on more slowly) but without the excessive drying of the benzoyl peroxide. The mechanism of action of tea tree oil has not been determined, but it appears to be broadly antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. ...Read more
Vinegar rinces: Some suggest various forms of vinegar used daily for a week as a thorough hair wash.The mildly acidic solution does seem to help loosen the nits from the hair & mature lice don't like it.Pickling vinegar is the strongest. If this fails you can always use an otc product like nix (permethrin). ...Read more
Some creams may help: First one has to outgrow acne, and until such time, can only control it. Many otc meds used to be prescription, and would try them first-benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acids would use a wash of one, cream with another, and consider using a clarisonic brush to help clean do not scrub as will worsen acne. If these not work see a dermatologist to coordinate. ...Read more
Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
No: "Pop" remedies (lemon, honey) are cruel pranks. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best over-the-counter treatment and will clear milder cases of acne. You should not be trying to lighten your skin -- you are likely to disfigure yourself like Michael Jackson did, and in the US (which sets trends worldwide), judging another by skin color is the height of ignorance. Embrace who you are. ...Read more
Home remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne Irregular Scars: Acne scars cause an irregular surface with the dark shadows where deepest scars. This can be worse when the skin is dry; therefore, consider using herbal nutrients to skin. Examples are vitamin E oil, cammomille or other oils, coconut butter, aloe vera, etc. (Avoid causing more scars with acne from oils or diet.) No known home remedies to replace dermabrasion/ laser resurfacing or injecting filler ...Read more
Nothing magical : There are no magic products and your specific condition may benefit form one product whereas other individuals will see improvement from other agents. I like silicone gel products but bleaching agents, sunscreen, anti-inflammatory agents and other ingredients are available in a variety of formulations that require trial and error. Consider scarzone for acne skin. ...Read more
OTC Acne Treatment: If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used: clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads): - retinol at bedtime - salicylic acid - glycolic acid - benzoyl peroxide inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps) - benzoyl peroxide gel - topical sulfur. ...Read more
Is there something i can eat/home remedy to get rid off facial hairs?What causes large/visible black facial hairs? Especially on upper lips
Home remedy: I think the remedy which is available at home is to be using commercially available material to discolor them or waxing them. Sometimes if they are prominent there might be hormonal imbalance that needs to be checked by your physician. If there is no hormonal issue, then laser therapy also is a temporary option. ...Read more
Is home ipl treatment ( philips) effective for facial hair removal due to pcos in fair Asian skin with black hair? Is the treatment permanent?Risk?
Yes: It is effective but you could get a burn from the treatment ...Read more
Is home ipl( phillips) treatment for facial hair removal( upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent ?
Hair Removal: I do not feel there is any home unit for hair removal that is either permanent or effective. The lasers that we use in the office is tremendously more powerful and at one talk i was at, the expert said that the amount of laser light you get from the home units is no more than a simple laser pointer! ...Read more
I've got a decent amount of gray in my facial hair and I'm only 32. Is this normal and what are the best options for getting rid of it?
Gray in beard: Some people just go prematurely gray, just as some go bald. Just for men or another dye is all you can do if you want to hide it. ...Read more
Laser: Use of laser to destroy growing hair follicles is usually best. Works best on darker hairs due to light seeking color, but requires a series of treatments in order to hit hair in growth phase (some are always in resting phase, some in active phase). Interval treatments are needed. ...Read more
Treatment for less facial hair and though hair appeared on other private parts but not developed fully?
Smooth man?: If i understand your question correctly, you are not satisfied with your beard and would like a thicker growth and more pubic & body hair. Around 5% of men never get chest hair or beards thick enough to grow well; these men don't go bald. In the usa, many (maybe most) women prefer this. It's genetic and you're unlikely to alter it. Focus on getting muscular and trim. ...Read more
I am 40 with little facial hair, is there any hormone treatment or solutions to help it grow?
I recently discovered I ave polycystic ovary syndrome. Any treatment? I started growin facial hair bcos of this; my chin looks like that of a man.
Weight Loss...: The best treatment for PCOS is weight loss and exercise. There are also treatments for each symptom. There are medications for facial hair and you can take birth control pills to regulate your periods Metformin is one of the medications commonly prescribed for PCOS. To take this medication, you should be under the care of a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
Facial hair in female? What is the cause and treatment of facial hair on chin and upper lip?
(periods are not normal)
Is there any treatment for polycystic ovaries and how can one control the growth of facial hair and obesity caused by this disease?
I am 19 going on 100ml/week testosterone cypionate for delayed puberty. What are the chances that treatment will trigger my facial hair?
Chances pretty good: U will then either have to shave or grow a beard. ...Read more
Can a pulsed-dye laser affect future facial hair growth if applied to cheek for port wine stain treatment please help.
After treatment of undescended testicles how long will it take for them produce testosterone and make me grow facial hair, more pubic hair etc. ?
Depends: Testosterone production in the undescended testicle is often normal. If you had both testicles undescended, and you have only just had the surgery, you should get a serum testosterone done. You might have additional problems with the testicles overall function. Additional blood work or genetic testing may be needed if the testosterone is low. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither is caused: By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hair removal: You can pluck the hair or cut it short or wax. There is no home redemy to get rid of hair at the hair line only. ...Read more
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