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I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach. Which prescription creams? Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?

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

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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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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

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What is the best method for painless hair removal?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is relatively painless with the newer improved lasers. Expert skill and technique are also crucial in ensuring the most effective, safe, and painless procedure. ...Read more

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Are hair removal strips better than the alternatives?

No usually: Use of strips or waxing will reduce a few follicles, but usually needs repeating. Laser will remove hair follicles permanently. It requires a series of treatments, as laser is effective on active, growing hairs (some are in resting phase and not susceptible). Important to know that dark hairs are more successfully removed than white ones. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hair removal?

Reduction of hair: 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 possible during growth phase. ...Read more

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What's an opinion about hair removal in men and male teenagers?

What's an opinion about hair removal in men and male teenagers?

Great: I think it can be great for guys with excessive hair. The nice thing about laser removal is that you can have the number of treatments that leave you with the amount of hair that you want to remain. Many men do not want to remove all the hair just cut it down significantly. Of course, if they want it all gone this can be done too. ...Read more

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Does the nono hair removal product really remove hair as effectively as advertised?

Does the nono hair removal product really remove hair as effectively as advertised?

Nono hair removal: Nono may be a yes yes - I could not find peer review medical publications that demonstrate any lasting results with this device. There are so many pathways that do have lasting results that I suggest you can try noon or do more research on this topic. ...Read more

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Could you please recommend some permanent hair removal pills and tell me about the benefits and risks associated with these pills?

Never heard of: I've never heard of pills that cause permanent hair removal. It would be great if they were available, had few/no side effects, and targeted only the 'bad' hairs and not the 'good' ones like your lashes, brows, and the hair on your head! ...Read more

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I'm attending an event in two days, could you give me a quick and efficient hair removal method, with no stubble and long lasting, and is painfree?

Laser Hair Removal: Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more