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Sugaring Vs Waxing
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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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
What safe options are there for removal of upper lip hair during 1st trimester? Using nair facial hair bleach or hair removal cream once a wk safe?
Sugaring vs regular wax? Is it ok to use sugaring on face and would facial hair grow back darker? Never removed full facial hair only upper lip
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not a use of either.Get a more detailed answer ›
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