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Scrotum Hair Removal
Not recommended: This can be extremely irritating and cause a burn. I would not advise. ...Read more
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
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 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
What s the best and most current laser hair removal machine (at clinics and spas) for light skin & dark hair?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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IN MY OPINION:
NO! .....it is HARSH, IRRITATING...and you already are having a possibly "irritating" procedure being performed!
My opinion only!
Dr Z ...Read more
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
Hair removal: You may consider spot testing different brands to check that your skin can tolerate it. If it is a constant problem, laser hair removal may be an option for you. ...Read more
No, None at all: There is no such connection that is known. ...Read more
Yes: Hypo pigmentation can occur with laser therapy. It is often unwanted but is safe. ...Read more
You should try to divide the treatments in separate appointments. Doing the whole body at one time may be too traumatic. It may be done as one session when the hair density is less later in the treatment series.
Hope this helped. If you have a follow up question please let me know.
D. Farzaneh. ...Read more
Electrolysis: I'll be very frank with you.. . **i** don't feel it is safe for anyone. Certainly not it pregnancy, where two people are involved and one cannot yet make the decision, but even non-gravid women should know that it's almost a worthless pursuit -- it really doesn't work very well, and the risks of scarring, infections, and so forth are really significant. I don't recommend it! ...Read more
Depends on Area: Hair cycles at different rates in different body areas and this will effect the length of time needed to treat an area. Laser hair removal only works on the hair that is in the active growth phase. ...Read more
Don"t use it: If it burns your armpits.Get a more detailed answer ›