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Is laser hair removal on african american or dark skin okay?

Is laser hair removal on african american or dark skin okay?

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

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How is laser hair removal on african american or dark skin?

How is laser hair removal on african american or dark skin?

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 more

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Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Acne: Depending on the situation and appearance it could be medical and/or cosmetic, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist as the starting point. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Bad razor burn & razor bumps on bikini area would a product called tend skin help? please help

Bad razor burn & razor bumps on bikini area would a product called tend skin help?  please help

Please see physician: Bad razor burns and bumps may be due to infected skin. Please see a physician for proper treatment and to avoid scarring ...Read more

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Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Flesh colored/reddish, raised growth under pubic hair, near top of pubic bone. Started growing while pregnant. What is it? Mole? Wart? Skin tag?

Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagnose without a biopsy. ...Read more

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Can cocoa butter lotion get rid off razor bumps on the bikini line? Especially if i'm a regular shaver & plucker in that area?

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

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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

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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

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

HQRA: Need details for good answer. Post-inflammatory pigmentation often responds to hydroquinone and tretinoin applied to the scars. Also protect from sun, UV. ...Read more

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How to remove insect bite scars from face? I am south Asian (indian)...

How to remove insect bite scars from face? I am south Asian (indian)...

Facial plastics : A facial plastics surgeon may be your best option, especially if extensive. Dermatologist is another option. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 more

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Pubic darkening and pubic pimples.Im allergic to lemon and use wax for hair removal n fair skin color.

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

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Sir is fairlite creams remove pimple's dark spot also ?

Sir is fairlite creams remove pimple's dark spot also ?

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 more

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How can I get rid of dark marks & razor bumps on pubic area?

How can I get rid of dark marks & razor bumps on pubic area?

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