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Is it safe for me to use veet hair removal cream on my scrotum?

Is it safe for me to use veet hair removal cream on my scrotum?

Not recommended: This can be extremely irritating and cause a burn. I would not advise. ...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 can I treat pain on my genitals from a hair removal cream? I put the cream on my pubic area, scrotum and penis. The only thing that is bothering me is a red are at the base of the underside of my penis, and this only hurts if I touch it a lot. It is a

How can I treat pain on my genitals from a hair removal cream? I put the cream on my pubic area, scrotum and penis. The only thing that is bothering me is a red are at the base of the underside of my penis, and this only hurts if I touch it a lot. It is a

As: As you know by now these hair removal creams are much too strong for the delicate skin of the genitals, especially the scrotum. If you are still in pain, or for anyone with a similar problem, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) are good choices. There is also a spray called dermoplast that can be purchased over the counter. This may help.
If the area becomes swollen, hot, or you develop a fever please see a doctor.
All the best. ...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 laser ablation for hair removal?

What is laser ablation for hair removal?

Hair destruction: The laser targets the melanin (pigment) contained in the hair bulb resulting in permanent hair reduction but there is no such thing as 100% permanent hair removal. At best you can achieve about 80% hair reduction after undergoing a series of treatments. You can maintain relatively hair free periods for certain lengths of time. The remaining hairs grow back slower, are finer, fewer in number. ...Read more

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Is home laser hair removal devices is safe?

Follow instructions: Usually yes but they tend not to be very effective ...Read more

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Can docs recommend a good leg hair removal creams?

Leg hair removal: Most topical hair removal creams may provide temporary response. I do not know of any comparison studies that show one topical product is better than another. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Is laser hair removal safe while being on accutane?

Risk for burn: Increased risk for burn. Best to wait until Accutane treatment is complete before attempting laser treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat a burn from nair, hair removal cream?

How do I treat a burn from nair, hair removal cream?

Try...: ...1% Hydrocortisone cream. If that is not sufficient, you'll need to see a dermatologist for a prescription cream. If the burn (actually an irritant dermatitis) is on your face, now you know why depilatories like nair are not recommended for use on the face. ...Read more

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Burned vagina from hair removal cream. What can I do?

A few things: First schedule an appointment to make sure no serious injury is present. In the meantime, apply an ice pack. Use over the counter topical Lidocaine spray. Soothing agents such as A and D ointment can help. Oatmeal baths can help. ...Read more

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Does tria lazor hair removal cause dark marks or scars?

Does tria lazor hair removal cause dark marks or scars?

It can: Any laser treatment can cause scarring because it uses thermal energy to do the work. People who are pre-disposed to what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can develop dark spots in response to any trauma. This is less likely if the treating doctor has experience and uses the proper settings. It is more likely if one does not carefully follow post-op instructions like avoiding sun. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me is yag laser hair removal way to go?

Can anyone tell me is yag laser hair removal way to go?

Depends on skin type: The yag is a good laser for darker skin color because it is less pigment sensitive. That said it can be safely used on all skin types.
The yag will generally perform a good hair reduction. If you are light skinned there are other lasers such as the diode 810 or the alexandrite which may have a better (slightly) response. If you like the person you saw go ahead the yag will work. ...Read more

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Is laser hair removal a medical or a cosmetic procedure?

Cosmetic: Although the devices and procedures should be monitored carefully by a physician's office, I would consider this to be a cosmetic procedure. ...Read more

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What to put on vaginal burn from the hair removal veet?

Burn: An antibacterial ointment (polysporin) may be used a couple times a day. Providing you have no allergies to the antibacterial. If symptoms or pain is severe or condition worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can I get cosmetic laser hair removal if I have vitiligo?

Can I get cosmetic laser hair removal if I have vitiligo?

Yes: Laser hair removal only works on darkly pigmented hair; it will not work well on white/grey/blonde/lt brown hair. The skin color will not make too much of a difference. ...Read more

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Is Brazilian waxing or laser hair removal a better option?

Time frame?: Laser hair removal requires multiple sessions - so it takes longer to do, but has the advantage of long-term hair reduction. Waxing gives a quicker result - but has the disadvantage of being temporary. ...Read more

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Am ttc, can I use veet hair removal cream in varginal area?

Am ttc, can I use veet hair removal cream in varginal area?

Yes: There is no reason that this should interfere with attempts at conception as this is not being applied to the inside of the vagina, but rather to the outside skin. Make sure that it does not touch the vaginal skin as it will be very irritating to the 'mucosal' skin of the vagina. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I use kojic acid soap while getting laser hair removal?

IN MY OPINION: NO! .....it is HARSH, IRRITATING...and you already are having a possibly "irritating" procedure being performed!

My opinion only!

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Where can I find a legit laser hair removal treatment place?

Where can I find a legit laser hair removal treatment place?

Credentials: There are a lot of doctors and practicioners who can offer laser services such as hair removal. I've heard an increased number of advertisements on the radio here in ohio lately, many as free standing offices which may not even have the doctor onsite. I would suggest going to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who offers these procedures who would be the actual experts in laser hair. ...Read more

Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more