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Remove Razor Bumps African American
Yes: Must go to a trained professional with a lot of experience in persons of color. THe lasers that would be safest for you are the YAG and the 910 diode like lightsheer ...Read more
Seek dermatologist : Laser hair treatments for dark skin including African American skin can be safely performed with certain lasers at the right settings. Seek out a dermatologist who is experienced with treating ethnic and darker skin types. Typically a diode laser and Yag lasers have the correct wavelength for treating darker skin. Avoid ipl or medical spas without doctor supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any over-the-counter product for ingrown hair / razor bumps. My pubic area has morphed into a scabby, scaly, bumpy unsightly blemish. Help!
Hi I am African-AM w/ darker skin. Using Hydroquinone to mitigate dark freckles. Noticed skin peeling at treated sites. treated areas now Blackened.
You really need to: see a board certified dermatologist for some answers and correct treatment options. ...Read more
I shave against grain everyday, can't rid of mustache! red/dark, bumpy, ingrown hair, on upper lip no matter what. I have black hair, light skin. Help?
Not against grain.: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?
Can cocoa butter lotion get rid off razor bumps on the bikini line? Especially if i'm a regular shaver & plucker in that area?
May make it worse: Cocoa butter lotion is made from the cacao plant, and not the coconut oil. So, cocoa butter has moisturizing properties more than antiseptic properties. Raw coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral, and moisturizing properties too. The lotion may be too thick to put on your bumps, and using something like aloe vera would be more suitable than either cocoa butter or coconut. Use something gentle. ...Read more
2 pink bumps after shaving labia majora, painless, not itchy. I picked them open, held apple cider vinegar on, burnt skin leaving a pink crater, help!
See Dr.: Your first mistake was"picking them open." the second mistake was trying to treat them yourself with apple cider vinegar. At this point, you need to see a gyn dr. Or a dermatologist for an official/professional evaluation of the area to get treated properly, with what may or may not include rx medications. Good luck. ...Read more
Is hair removal using laser harmful? Waxing hurts a lot & shaving isn't good either. I do all areas (hands, legs, bikini, armpit, face & neck). Thnx.
I am African American. What's the best product or remedy to remove older darker in color scars ? Tried different product's especially Coco butter
Facial plastics : A facial plastics surgeon may be your best option, especially if extensive. Dermatologist is another option. ...Read more
Silver white stray hairs in one small area just below the main eyebrow. Early sign of vitiligo?!? Only 26, aunt has vitiligo. Fair South Asian skin.
WHITE HAIR EYEBROW: THIS IS KNOWN AS POLIOSIS. IT IS HARMLESS. IT CAN BE HEREDITARY. CHECK OUT CATHERINE COOKSON'S BOOK "THE MALLEN STREAK," WHICH IS ALSO A TV SERIES. NOT TO WORRY! ...Read more
Is there a compound or skin bleach to get rid of dark marks on african american skin I am llight brown skin and I have a lot of dark marks from plucking and tweezing facial hair?
Melanage peels : First you must avoid the sun, and protect your skin from uva & uvb radiation. Most bleaching creams are not very effective. The best treatment for hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) is a melanage peel. This treatment is especially effective for darker skinned individuals. Dark skinned people must be very careful not to actually make the dark spots worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pubic darkening and pubic pimples.Im allergic to lemon and use wax for hair removal n fair skin color.
Salicylic acid maybe: I find that salicylic acid is better for fighting razor bumps. It is a better anti-inflammatory agents. Dilute hydrogen peroxide may also help to lighten skin in this area. Bleaching agents generally consist of retin-a, triamcinolone, kojic-acid and hydroquinone but these are not recommended for the pubic area. ...Read more
Maybe???: Per Fairlite 's web site. The cream is used to prevent Melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. "In Fairlite, phenylethyl Resorcinol, one of the potent tyroninase inhibitors prevents hyper production of melanin by melanocytes. Nonapeptide -1 prevents hormone mediated hyperpigmentation. Aminoethyl Other ingrediants and antioxidants SPF 50." So maybe give it a try. or see Dermatologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Razor bump: steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in ...Read more
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