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Veet Hair Removal Cream Side Effects
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
Pigment change, scar: Complications include redness, a change in the pigmentation of the skin, either lighter or darker, and scarring. Redness and darkening of the skin are usually temporary. Lightening of the skin may also recover. Patients with a tan and darker skin types are at more risk. See an experienced dermatologist or aesthetic physician in order to minimize risk of complications. ...Read more
It may: There are 2 different reactions that you may have to a cream that causes darkening. First, you may be allergic to the cream and the darkening is a response. Second, may be whats called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is a response to either an allergic reaction or to the chemical reaction that is used to remove your hair. Usually stopping the cream will lead to lightening your skin. ...Read more
Somewhat: Vaniqa is an anti androgen therapy. It is not as effective as systemic drugs. Flutamide or Eulexin (flutamide) is the most effective treatment we have found. Even so, it doesn't remove or necessarily treat hair that has completely transformed to terminal hair. These hairs are like eyebrow hair and may or may not respond. ...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?
No: No, the normal uses of Hydrocortisone 1% cream do not cause unwanted hair growth. However, with skin inflammation rashes that are leading to hair loss, the Hydrocortisone can help stop the inflammation, clear the rash up, and allow some hair to start growing back (but that would be wanted hair growth). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Not recommended: This can be extremely irritating and cause a burn. I would not advise. ...Read more
If I do a facial hair removal with wax, will my hair grow thicker afterwards? What are the side effects of doing a facial hair removal with wax?
No: Hair does not grow back thicker it jut appears that way because it's short. The side effects can be burning yourself with hot wax, an allergy to the wax or infection from not using sanitary techniques. ...Read more
Uncommon..: European formulation 2% minoxidil. When used topically Minoxidil is poorly absorbed through intact skin: an average of 1.4% of the total applied dose enters the systemic blood circulation. Dermatological reactions: often - redness, itching, peeling of the skin of the scalp; in some cases - hypertrichosis (unwanted growth of hair. Used for androgenic alopecia. Hypotension uncommon side-effect! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cream, but...: Depilatory creams dissolve hairs so that they wipe away. The hair left behind is usually softer than if it had been shaved. Razors cut hair at an angle, making the regrowth look thicker & more likely to develop ingrown hairs & razor bumps. The major downside to the creams is potential irritation & you need to use caution near the mucosa (mouth, vagina). Electric razors are a good option, too. ...Read more
Is hair off® hair remover kit for face & body effective? How long does the hair remain hair free and does it leave black spots like shaving?
Temporarily effectiv: Most hair removers either chemical or electrical are temporary. For the most effective hair removal you may want to try laser. The black spots you are seeing is from shaving. Known as stubble it is seen due to the base of the hair shaft being thicker. The darker the hair the more obvious it is. As with all hair removers there are side effects. Which ones are you willing to live with? ...Read more
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