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I have a swollen lymph node in my armpit (doctor confirmed that is what it is). I want to get laser hair removal in armpits. Is that ok?

I have a swollen lymph node in my armpit (doctor confirmed that is what it is). I want to get laser hair removal in armpits. Is that ok?

No: First things first. If there is a palpable node in axilla that does not represent hidradenitis then origin of node if first needed. One can have a metastatic tumor from arm or chest wall, a lymphoma or inflammatory node from shaving. Once Ca ruled out, one can use laser hair removal ...Read more

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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Might laser hair removal be dangerous around front of the neck (lymph nodes)?

No: Laser hair removal is an effective way to treat unwanted hair even on the neck. Potential problems include the risk of skin discoloration. Discuss the risks and benefits with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for underarm wax removal, is veet or nairs better in terms of the hair removal and regrowth time?

Can you tell me for underarm wax removal, is veet or nairs better in terms of the hair removal and regrowth time?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal for permanent hair reduction without the use of chemicals or electrolysis is recommended to most of my patients. We have found the Gentle ProMax the most comfortable and efficacious device. ...Read more

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Hello, I scratched my armpit vigorously 2 days before using hair removal cream and it burned my skin causing weeping sores. What do you recommend?

Medical exam: You may have a mixed chemical burn with secondary infection, Bacteria from you hand may have transferring to the armpit area. Call for an exam today! ...Read more

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Is Elos hair removal safe if I have a small mall on my armpit?

Is Elos hair removal safe if I have a small mall on my armpit?

Question is unclear: A "small mall" on the armpit? However, a quick search of the Elos hair removal product sold on Amazon reveals many poor reviews (53% were only one-star reviews). That usually means the product doesn't do what the buyer wants it to do. ...Read more

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I got my 2nd setting for hair removal laser. And after this setting, itching started in my bikini and axilla. Should I continue laser??

I got my 2nd setting for hair removal laser. And after this setting, itching started in my bikini and axilla. Should I continue laser??

Reaction after laser: Having a localized reaction after a hair removal laser session is normal. Slight redness is common and the itching is most likely due to inflammation and a localized histamine response to the treated area. If it persists I would see your laser provider but it should be gone within 24 to 4$ hours. You should be able to have your next treatment without difficulty. ...Read more

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Is Elos hair removal safe if I have a small mole on my armpit?

Is Elos hair removal safe if I have a small mole on my armpit?

Should not affect it: It really depends on the mole. A "regular" raised mole is of no consequence but a flat dark mole might have to be checked before the treatment is done. ...Read more

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Can underarm laser hair removal damage eyes?

Can underarm laser hair removal damage eyes?

Eye protection: Eye protection is important during laser hair removal treatments. ...Read more

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What hair removal cream is okay for the pubic area down by the vagina and armpit? And over-the-counter cream in case of rash?

What hair removal cream is okay for the pubic area down by the vagina and armpit? And over-the-counter cream in case of rash?

Hair removal creams: As a dermatologist, I can tell you that over the counter products for hair removal very seldom work. Laser hair removal is the most effective, but expensive. Vaniqa (eflornithine) is a cream that can be used to reduce dark hairs, usually prescribed for facial hair, but could be effective in the armpits and groin. It is not covered by insurance. Hydrocortisone 1% cream for otc tx of rashes. ...Read more

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My underarms skin got darken by using veet hair removal cream. Is there any way so that I can improve my underarms skin fairer?

Using: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Steroid cream may prevent this by using after hair removal. ...Read more

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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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In two days iam beginning laser hair removal on my forehead and underarms. I was wondering is the forehead a dangerous place for laser hair removal?

In two days iam beginning laser hair removal on my forehead and underarms. I was wondering is the forehead a dangerous place for laser hair removal?

Laser forehead: As long as your eyes are protected and the settings are correct you should have no problem with laser hair removal on any part of your face. Use a certified technician who is supervised by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My underarms skin became black due to hair removal cream. Pls help me to get my natural complexion back.

My underarms skin became black due to hair removal cream. Pls help me to get my natural complexion back.

First, be sure...: ...That the hair removal cream is the culprit, because other things can cause skin darkening. A dermatologist can help you do that. A cream containing hydroquinone can be prescribed to lighten the darkened skin, but it's a slow process; be patient. ...Read more

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Black underarms. I do waxing. Do not use hair removal cream. Problem since 4-5 years. Looks very odd. I feel very low. Pls help. I am 20 yrs. Tell me medicine?

Black underarms. I do waxing. Do not use hair removal cream. Problem since 4-5 years. Looks very odd. I feel very low. Pls help. I am 20 yrs. Tell me medicine?

Acanthosis Nigricans: This may represent a condition called acanthosis nigricans. It is hyper pigmentation of the back of the neck nda under the arms. It is associated with Insulin resistance. Maintain a healthy weight and see your physician. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more