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How can I repair skin discoloration caused from hair removal products?

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.

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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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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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What to do ifiburned my face from facial hair removal how can I soothe my skin?

What to do ifiburned my face from facial hair removal how can I soothe my skin?

Burn by hair remover: The skin is very forgiving and over time the injury effects will subside. A dermatologist may well be able to suggest some topical and/or interventional remedies. Face peeling may be considered.

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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!

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Are there risks for laser hair removal? Skin cancer?

Are there risks for laser hair removal? Skin cancer?

No cancer risk: You're only 19. Make sure that you really want that hair removed. You may meet someone wonderful in the future who likes a hairy guy. Try shaving for now.

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What are some hair removal razors, products, and methods for sensitive skin?

Vaniqa: This is a medication with few side effects that is effective for hair removal

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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.

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Can anyone tell me does the rio scanning laser hair removal really work I have fair skin so it shud work?

Can anyone tell me does the rio scanning laser hair removal really work I have fair skin so it shud work?

Yes, but not well: Yes, these devices can remove hair but not as effectively as the more powerful lasers you will find in a plastic surgeon's or dermatologist's office. Check out http://ocps. Com/procedures/laser-hair-removal hair can be removed with our 1064 yag laser. Laser hair removal is safe and effective in removing excess hair. The most common sites for hair removal are the face, arm pits, chest/back, bi.

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Does laser hair removal have any negative symptoms on the skin if it is done on the face and does it really work?

Does laser hair removal have any negative symptoms on the skin if it is done on the face and does it really work?

Possibly: Laser hair removal uses a laser. The rsk of burning does exist. Change in pigmentation is also a risk. The darker your skin the greater are these risks.

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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?

Using: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Steroid cream may prevent this by using after hair removal.

Dr. Donald Sudy
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Black Colored Skin (Definition)

Skin discoloration is a symptom in which a person has color changes on part or all of his skin. Color changes may be related to skin problems such as bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc. ...Read more