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What are the best hair removal methods?

What are the best hair removal methods?

Hair removal: Hair removal techniques depend on the location of where you want to have hair removed. If it is dark hair then most methods including laser or intense pulse light can reduce and at times permanently prevent further hair growth. Lighter hair remains tricky as their is no melanin in the hair to uptake the energy for lasers so waxing or vaniqua ( a topical medicine) maybe the safest way. ...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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How to make bikini hair removal less painful?

How to make bikini hair removal less painful?

Alma Soprano Laser: Our soprano xli is probably the most comfortable lhr system on the planet. It pulses lower energies, 10x/sec through a cooled tip, while in motion, which makes it much more comfortable and more effective. Take a couple of Motrin an hour before, trim the hair down to stubble (not smooth) and have them use a potent topical anesthetic cream....Not a day at the beach, but great preparation for one. ...Read more

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What is better: shaving or hair removal cream?

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

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How to make electrolysis hair removal permanent?

How to make electrolysis hair removal permanent?

Accuracy helps: Electrolysis requires very accurate targeting to insure hair follicle growth is stopped. Provider must carefully target the follicles from different sides, and often require additional touch ups to finish the process. Most used for isolated hairs (for example in chin area), laser more common for larger hair areas. It may leave small surface irregularities if repetition is needed to remove the prob. ...Read more

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How much would electrolysis cost for hair removal?

Depends: Depends on the number of hairs you want to have removed. Each hair has to be treated individually. The more hairs you have to treat, the more time it takes, the more it costs. ...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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Are there any home hair removal laser that actually works?

Are there any home hair removal laser that actually works?

Possibly: Remember it takes years about a decade to really determine if a procedure has lasting results and home laser hair systems are only a few years old. They are low wattage lasers compared to one at a doctors office and are used more frequently that office lasers. Thus far is seems there is a reduction in hair with the home systems but it will not be equal to the more powerful systems. ...Read more

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How much willlaser hair removal hurt in comparison to waxing?

Laser less painful: Laser hair removal when done properly using state-of-the-art lasers is relatively painless. There are patients who say it's unbearably painful but they're probably not being treated by an experienced practitioner using the proper lasers and settings. It stings a bit especially in sensitive areas (like rubber band snapping) but pain should not be an issue. It's much less painful than waxing. ...Read more

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Is there any easy homemade oils that I can make for hair removal?

Best to discuss w/Dr: Home remedies are not always the best solution for hair removal, if you have sensitive skin, you may break out, have localized inflammatory response & depends where the hair is that you want removed.That will determine the best treatment.Face?Underarms?Legs? Bikini line? Need more info.There are creams, waxing, threading, electrolysis, laser options. Depends on thickness, budget, outcome desired. ...Read more

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How long till your hair grows back after using hair removal at spa?

Varies.: Everyone has a different hair growth cycle, so it can take as little as 2 weeks or as long as 2 months. Average is probably about a month. ...Read more

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Aren't there less painful methods other than waxing for hair removal?

Laser Hair Removal: Yes. In fact, waxing and tweezing are the most painful. The laser hair removal system selectively targets the melanin in the hair follicle to provide the optimal balance between safely treating all skin types and effectively removing unwanted hair. It utilizes a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Would laser permanent hair removal be harmful for the body in any way?

Safe to say goodbye: Laser hair removal equipment may vary. The technology used with devices such as Cutera XEO medical laser incorporates longer wavelengths of light as well as a built-in cooling mechanism to improve comfort and safety across all skin types and tones. The team at http://dermdocs.com/ plans carefully and maximizes the potential for laser hair removal with specific pre- and post-treatment tips. ...Read more

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What is the best hair removal cream for males in those sensitive areas?

What is the best hair removal cream for males in those sensitive areas?

Best product: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is there a hair removal product I can use to remove hair around the anus area?

Shave or Nair: Shaving is the typical way to remove these kinds of hair. You can also use a depilatory cream such as nair, or wax it, as in a brazilian waxing. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective (permanent) hair removal cream for women?

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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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. ...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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Does the no! no! hair removal item really work? I seen it on tv, it says treated 2x a wk, you wont have any hair after a month. Is it like laser hair

Hair removal iten: If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is not true. Lasers are dangerous pieces of equipment, that can burn your skin and damage your eyes if not used properly. I doubt this device works in such a short period of time, if it works at all. Even if a laser is used it has to be done about 5 times. ...Read more