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How To Whiten The Underarm
Leave it alone: Hi Gary 799. Your underarm (axilla) has a lot of oil/scent/pheremone glands and the hair is there to help spread your smell to attract other humans. I try to get people to embrace this natural part of themselves. Any treatments, particularly shaving but including anti-perspirants, can cause more trouble than you might suspect. Consult a dermatologist if you must proceed. ...Read more
It may be simple: hyperpigmentation, a relatively benign concentration of the skin pigment melanin. Acanthosis nigracans is hyperpigmentation, often in body folds such as armpit/axilla, possibly inherited and associated with glandular conditions including obesity, diabetes, thyroid disease. Consider seeing a Dermatologist for diagnosis. Prescription strength hydroquinone is available. Carefully review OTC products ...Read more
I really have a dark armpit and its embarassing to wear sleeveless. Any tips or medical procedures to help me at least whiten it? Thank you
Whiter armpits: Certain individuals have tried using salt water and scrubbing with a wash cloth with varied results. It is not comfortable and takes time so be patient. ...Read more
No: "dermovate" is not a bleaching cream, it contains a high potency cortisone that when used in thin skinned areas like the arm pits, breasts or groin can cause very unsightly stretch marks. See a dermatologist to determine if your underarm coloration is a pigment problem or due to skin thickening. Treatment for each is totally different. ...Read more
What is the use of chemical peel in whitening the underarm? How does it work with the whitening cream? Can the whitening cream whitens alone d underar
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Hi, I am sravya. I have a problem with my darker underarms. I am waxing them every month I would like u to suggest me a cream to whiten them.
What you are describing is a natural, genetic skin pigmentation in the area in question. In order to alter this pigmentation it is best to consult a board certified cosmetic dermatologist.
Laser therapy might be a way to reduce the pigmentation in the affected area*s, but this should be done by a reputable, knowledgable, & experienced physician directed cosmetic dermatology practice. ...Read more
Nothing: Best not to tinker with mother nature in this instance. ...Read more
There are several creams for whitening the skin.
They contain Hydroquinones or Kojic acid which inhibit production of melanin, skin pigment. Caution must be used with these products. Excessive or prolonged use can lead to hypo-pigmentation which can look even worse. Porcelana and others are available without a prescription. Please consult a doctor when using these products to limit complications. ...Read more
Probably not: The cosmetic tooth is made of a different substance than your regular teeth. I doubt it would whiten with a tooth whitening product. However, most whitening is gradual... At the point you notice a difference. You can stop the process. And given time, your teeth will stain again. ...Read more
B Complex: Niacinamide, another byproduct of vitamin b, serves as an effective skin-lightening agent. In one clinical investigation, patients with hyperpigmentation applied a moisturizer containing five percent niacinamide. Four weeks later, computer analysis of the hyperpigmentation and skin color revealed a decrease in hyperpigmentation along with an increase in skin lightness. ...Read more
See your dentist: Though there are tons of over-the-counter teeth whiteners, it is recommened to consult with your dentist for the best option that suites you. Even professional teeth whitening has many variations such as in-office whiteing with zoom lights or pure chemicals, in-home whiteing with trays or strips or the combination. Your dentist will evaluate and provide you the ideal method. ...Read more
Change them: Composite fillings will absorb stains over the years, so they usually need replacing if they get dark. Sometimes, if the stains are superficial, your dentist can polish the stains off. ...Read more
White sclera: Some redness to the eyes is normal and varies from person to person. To minimize this redness, you can use over-the-counter artificial tears frequently and get-the-red-out vasocontrictor drops occasionally. Be sure not to over use the get-the-red-out drops since this can make the redness worse. If redness worsens, I would see and eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
No: The color of the porcelain is the color. It cannot be changed. ...Read more
Not really: White fillings are colored by the manufacturer. And though they can discolor over time, especially with the tannins in sodas, coffee/tea and red wine- you can't change the intrinsic color of the filling. Tooth bleaching removes some of the natural yellow of teeth- so in some cases, bleaching your teeth may make your filling look more yellow. ...Read more
Surgical eye: Whitening procedures are not endorsed by the American Academy of Opthalmology. Pharmacological prescriptions to help remove redness can be evaluated by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more