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Shaving After Facial Stiches
You can: Use warm towels to soften the hairs on your face before shaving. Are you using a shaving lotion that contains emollients/moisturizers? If you are doing these things and you still have pain shaving - you might consider evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Age 13-15: Facial hair develops at varying ages, but when it does, many young men choose to use a safer electric razor. A typical age is 13-15. ...Read more
Skin and shaving:
Without seeing this in person I can only give you my best advice. I wonder if you are not reacting to the chemicals found in your shaving cream. I wonder if the razor is dull and not clean--if you need to change or clean your razor.
I wonder if you need to stop shaving for several days to let your skin recover. And, I wonder if you shouldn't find a gentle after shave. ...Read more
Face shave: Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shaving at what age: There is no fixed age for it. Some teenagers don't grow beard and moustache till they are 18 or so and some start growing facial hair at 10.When to shave is a personal and parental decision and varies. ...Read more
Shaving lotion: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Sensitive skin: Can be helped by using special razors and special shaving creams. Try them and see what works for you. ...Read more
Use good technique: 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
Wet shave: Look up wet shaving techniques. In addition to adding a little panache to your morning routine, you'll cut down on shaving irritation. Use a single blade, make multiple passes with good shaving lather, reapplied after each pass...You'll get a better shave with less irritation. Learning to shave with a straight razor has been a blast for me.... ...Read more
Consultation: This is one of those conditions that lends itself very well to a video consultation ...Read more
Hair removal: Electrolysis or lasers. Many women opt for this if they have some facial hair naturally. If you're a man, make very sure this is what you really want before you do it. ...Read more
No: That is a fallacy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Two solutions: Consider electrolysis or laser hair removal.Get a more detailed answer ›
It really doesn't: These health legends are the result of people seeing faces in the clouds. If you're a normally masculinized guy, how thick or thin your beard is going to be is all about your genes and basically nothing else. ...Read more
Recommend: Dermatological evaluation for an accurate diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I shaved the coarse facial hair off would it grow back thicker and leave stubs in between shavings?
It won't change: If you shave it, it will grow back. Initially it will be short and feel more stubble like but then will be as it was before. It may be worth considering shaving and then having a laser hair removal treatment series to permanently reduce the hair. ...Read more
I used undiluted dettol on my face after shaving. Now it is extremely dry. My cheeks swelled up. Please help?
My question is that I have a lot of grains in my face and it's a trouble in time the shaving beard clearly, I am tired of it so much.?
Grains?: I don't know what you mean by grains? ...Read more
Does shaving more often damage/benefit normal facial skin (not dry, not oily, etc)? Is using a depilatory powder a better/worse alternative for men?
Depends: Usually best to shave more gently but more frequently. The longer you go between shaves the more irritating it is. Depends on type of skin and type of hair. Kinky hairs are associated with pseudofolliculitis. Do you have a specific problem???? ...Read more
Razor burn or: Sensitivity to products used. 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. ...Read more
Shaving: If you shave correctly, making sure the razor is not dull and applying the appropriate shaving cream or gel, razor bumps should not occur. ...Read more
None: Facial hairgrowth or hirsutism is a slowly progressive problem due to over exposure to male hormones, known as androgens. Shaving has no effect. As long as the hormone is abnormal the growth will worsen. Treatments can change the hormone environment and improve the condition. Seek a dr. With interest in this area. ...Read more
Several options: Laser hair removal works well, particularly in people with dark hair (not as helpful for blond, gray, white, or red hair!). Electrolysis can be used in anyone, but it takes longer. Both procedures can be tedious and expensive. But, facial hair can be a particularly bothersome source of gender dysphoria. Most people seem to feel it is worth the investment. Good luck. ...Read more
If a 14 year old boy can see a little bit of facial hair the day after shaving is he done growing? Even 3 inches under predicted adult height?
FACIAL HAIR GROWING: HE WONT BE DONE GROWING HAIR UNTIL HE IS 95. ...Read more
I had a facial mole removed by the shaving method. It is now flat but darker. Is there anyway to lighten it? Or does it need to be removed again?
May need excision: There is professional debate about the removal of benign skin lesions - whether to shave them off or cut them out (excise them). Of course sometimes a darkened scar can be helped by topical applications of a skin-lightening prescription-medication-crème (e.g., hydroquinone). Nonetheless, sometimes the most effective treatment of a round scar from shave-removal is actual excision of the round scar. ...Read more