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Nair Hair Removal Creams
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
Unknown: Frustratingly, most over the counter products have no specific testing concerning safety in pregnancy. A general statement is to avoid products that contain strong chemicals that can be skin irritants. Most important is to avoid the things we know cause fetal problems such as alcohol and tobacco smoke. You should get good prenata care as soon as you know you are pregnant. ...Read more
Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has information on the safety and toxicity of thousands of skin and hair products. Their data on hair styling creams is limited but you can research the ingredients in various products.Look for more with more natural ingredients & avoid chemicals like parabens. ...Read more
Not even close: Medical grade vs over the counter grade are always different with the former being more potent and effective even if you are comparing the same product. Your question is comparing light therapy with laser and these are two totally different modalities. See your local plastic surgeon for the most efficacious treatment for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,but: There is a subset of women that are heavy or have hormonal problems who will have significant reduction. They will however have partial regrowth that needs intermittent touchup sessions on face and neck areas. It is also difficult to totally remove hair on arms and legs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: It's very effective if done properly and using the right lasers with the right settings. Works best on dark coarse hair. Patients with darker skin are at higher risk of getting burned and have to be treated with different lasers and settings than patients with white skin. It's possible to get 80% or more hair reduction after a series of treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Somewhat: Vaniqa is an anti androgen therapy. It is not as effective as systemic drugs. Flutamide or Eulexin (flutamide) is the most effective treatment we have found. Even so, it doesn't remove or necessarily treat hair that has completely transformed to terminal hair. These hairs are like eyebrow hair and may or may not respond. ...Read more
Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?
Maybe: Laser hair removal is young only about 11 years old so we don't really know the long term reduction in hair. A positive result is an 80% reduction in hair. So far the majority of the time there is minima regrowth at 10 years but in all likelihood if the follicle isn't dead there will be some regrowth in years to come ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
There are many: There are several retinoids, all by prescription: tretinion, tazarotene, adapalene. Antibiotics can also come in cream form but those also require a prescription. There are also benzoyl peroxide creams that generally do not require a prescription. You should consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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