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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

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


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After waxing my underarm became red. When the redness fades, I'm left with a darker underarm . What should I do?

After waxing my underarm became red. When the redness fades, I'm left with a darker underarm . What should I do?

Reaction: Your skin is reacting to either irritation or there is an allergy to the substance you're using. After the inflammation wears off, some pigmentation changes follow. You should try another method of axillary hair removal. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old girl who waxes her underarms often. At first, my hair kept getting thinner and thinner and I was very satisfied. I wouldn't do it more than once a month. Since last month, my right underarm has been growing a lot of hair. Is this normal

I'm an 18 year old girl who waxes her underarms often. At first, my hair kept getting thinner and thinner and I was very satisfied. I wouldn't do it more than once a month. Since last month, my right underarm has been growing a lot of hair. Is this normal

Hair growth: Hair growth ( thickness and speed ) and hair density are completely independent of waxing. There is nothing you can do to speed it up or slow it down - other than to mess with your hormones in a major way. ( Spironolactone and minoxidil included...) Your extra hair growth is not really "extra" it is just returning to what it was before. Take a picture and compare. ...Read more

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I have burned my armpit with hot wax ! What OTC options available ?!

Zinc sulfa : Use silver sulfadiazine. Or desityn if u can't find that. Don't pop blisters if any present. Keep covered daily. May require changing your dressing two times a day. Keep it as dry as you can. ...Read more

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If waxing your armpit reduce body odor?

If waxing your armpit reduce body odor?

No: Body odor is a combination oils produced by your skin and bacteria that live on your skin. You can make things better by eating healthier food , less sugar/starch and stay away from food cooked high temperature oils. The other thing to try is using a salt based deodorant. ...Read more

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I had a hard pimple like thing n my underarm.. It is painful when touch.. I had wounds due to waxing prior to it. Pls help?

I had a hard pimple like thing n my underarm.. It is painful when touch.. I had wounds due to waxing prior to it. Pls help?

Could be....: An abscess. Usually these require draining to go away. The pain won't diminish until it drains. You can wait a while to see if this happens on its own, or go to a doctor and get it treated. ...Read more

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Hi, my daughter is 9. She has hair in her underarm. Is the good idea to do wax or it's too ?

Hi, my daughter is 9. She has hair in her underarm. Is the good idea to do wax or it's too ?

Time for a talk: As a kid transitions into puberty it is a good time to help them start making decisions about personal care.Its also a good time to review what will be happening to her body to show you are receptive to discussions on these issues. A depilatory like Nair or other forms of hair removal should be discussed and she should be given a chance to decide when/how to proceed. ...Read more

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