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Doctor insights on: Sensitive Hair Removal Creams

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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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Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

Are hair styling creams bad for hair?

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

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Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

Is ipl home hair removal as effective as clinic laser hair removal , ?

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 more

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Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?

Applying skin hair bleach, body hair removing creams or hair coloring products safe while trying 2 conceive? How about during pregnancy?

Avoud: While there is concrete evidence that bleaching and hair dyes are harmful when trying to conceive, it is best to avoid any potential problems. These products can potentially cause allergies which can be troublesome. ...Read more

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Genital hair removal creams ok in pregnancy?

Genital hair removal creams ok in pregnancy?

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

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Are hair removal creams for beards harmful over time? Also, can some creams prevent future hair growth from root damage?

NO: In general hair removal creams are not harmful over time. Making cause less hair growth to grow back You have to look at the ingredients to make sure that they are safe. FDA approval is a good benchmark of safety ...Read more

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Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

Does usage of hair removal cream cause skin darkening?

It may: There are 2 different reactions that you may have to a cream that causes darkening. First, you may be allergic to the cream and the darkening is a response. Second, may be whats called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is a response to either an allergic reaction or to the chemical reaction that is used to remove your hair. Usually stopping the cream will lead to lightening your skin. ...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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Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Probably not.: Skin color does not necessarily relate to hair removal. Perhaps some bleaching cream would help the skin color such as 4% hydroquinone. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove facial hair? Without shaving or using nair hair removal products it burns my skin, I use extra sensitive skin products.

What is the best way to remove facial hair? Without shaving or using nair hair removal products it burns my skin, I use extra sensitive skin products.

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is the most effective method to remove facial or body hair. Electrolysis can be used for smaller regions but is less reliable and technique dependent than lasers. Lasers are very safe if performed by a skilled and experienced physician or provider. Vaniqa cream also helps reduce hair growth by 40% but effects wear off after discontinuing use. Laser effects are long-lasting. ...Read more

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Makeup remover for acne prone sensitive skin?

Facial cleanser : Try something mild like cetaphil or neutrogena facial cleansers good luck! ...Read more

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Can laser hair removal be expensive?

Can be: Depends on the extent of desired hair removal. Does require several visits to remove most unwanted hair as the hair can only be destroyed during its growing cycle. Many hairs are in resting mode and will not be effectively removed. Set intervals for retreatment is the way the hairs will be most effectively reduced. ...Read more

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What is better: shaving or hair removal cream?

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

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Is there any cream to permanently remove thick, coarse hair?

Is there any cream to permanently remove thick, coarse hair?

No: There is no cream that can permanently remove hair. For permanent removal using laser is the main method but even this requires 3 or more treatment sessions. ...Read more

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Could veet(or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Could veet(or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Burn hair remover: Among the several side effects of hair removal topical products are skin injury and increased pigmentation. Sorry! ...Read more