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Doctor insights on: Sugaring Vs Waxing

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Is Brazilian waxing or laser hair removal a better option?

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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Brazilian wax vs bikini wax? Which is better?

Depends: It truly depends on how you are feeling and what you want to do. A bikini wax removes the hair around your bikini line, while a brazilian wax removes all the hair. ...Read more

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Aren't there less painful methods other than waxing for hair removal?

Aren't there less painful methods other than waxing for hair removal?

Here's our approach.: Waxing tends to become less painful over time. We do electrolysis and laser hair removal in our office - and these can be quite painful without some sort of pre-treatment. We use a compounded prescription topical cream, and we also offer injectable anesthetics for hair removal prior to genital surgery for transgender folks. I appreciate this is different from waxing, of course. ...Read more

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What is healthier shaving or trimming?

What is healthier shaving or trimming?

Personal preference: When done properly, shaving is perfectly healthy. Take a hot shower to warm and moisten the hair; lubricate the skin with oil; apply shaving cream; shave with new/sharp blades only with or across the grain of hair growth to avoid ingrown hairs and folliculitis. Moisturize after. With this, you should be fine. If you get red bumps even with this technique, then trimming is better for you. ...Read more

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Are hair removal strips better than the alternatives?

No usually: Use of strips or waxing will reduce a few follicles, but usually needs repeating. Laser will remove hair follicles permanently. It requires a series of treatments, as laser is effective on active, growing hairs (some are in resting phase and not susceptible). Important to know that dark hairs are more successfully removed than white ones. ...Read more

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St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

St.Ives apricot scrub vs. Neutrogenas for eliminating blackhead cleanser?

We try to avoid: Marketing otc products on healthap. Try asking an esthetician. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative to reduce hair other than shaving, waxing etc... a cream or some other alternative?

Nairs is a cream: I think that is what it is called. It makes the hairs fall out. There is something called magic powder/razor too that works the same way ...Read more

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What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

What are some permanent hair removal methods (other than electrolysis or laser)?

Hair removal: The only two well established and legitimate permanent hair removal modalities at this point in time are Electrolysis and /or Laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Chemical burn from veet vs. Hot water burn. Is there a difference?

Yes, Veet: Has the chemicals thio glycolic acid and potassium hydroxide, the combination of these breaks the sulfide bonds in keratin facilitating hair removal. If veet gets in the eye the chemicals can cause tissue damage where as a water burn may cause some damage but less so. ...Read more

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Is getting a bikini wax safer than shaving?

No.: Waxing is essentially wholesale plucking, so it's no different than shaving from a safety perspective, it just lasts longer. ...Read more

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Waxing is better or hair removal cream?Which is best?

Either: Both have advantages/disadvantages. Better forms of hear removal would be laser hair removal or electrolysis. See http://www.Webmd.Com/beauty/hair-removal/for-women-only-best-options-for-hair-removal. ...Read more

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What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. Coconut oil?

What are the health tradeoffs between olive oil vs. Coconut oil?

Cholesterol levels.: Extra virgin olive oil is a healthier choice in regards to saturated fats.Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content of all oils. One tablespoon of coconut oil contains more than 13 grams of fat. This could seriously impact your cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Safe, long lasting method for removing unwanted facial hair from cheek area in male with olive complexion, without distorting natural beardline?

Safe, long lasting method for removing unwanted facial hair from cheek area in male with olive complexion, without distorting natural beardline?

Laser or electr: The use of a yag laser would be a safe choice for your skin type provided you have dark hair . The results seem to be long lasting a diode is also safe for you but always go to someone well trained preferably MD. If you fear lasers electrolysis is a old time treatment that is the only one that is 100% hair loss but they take time ...Read more

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Is shaving facial hair by razor make the hair stronger or longer ?

Is shaving facial hair by razor make the hair stronger or longer ?

No: The hair may feel coarser, shaving with a razor will not make it stronger or longer. ...Read more

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