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Doctor insights on: Veet Hair Removal Cream Side Effects

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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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Is the usage for over-the-counter numbing creams for home laser hair removal bad? What are the side effects of numbing creams? Can you recommend any?

Is the usage for over-the-counter numbing creams for home laser hair removal bad?  What are the side effects of numbing creams? Can you recommend any?

Not recommended: Topical numbing creams are prescription only. The reason for this is that the numbing agents can be absorbed into the blood stream and cause toxicity and even death. This is more likely to happen when larger areas are treated. It is best to use numbing creams with the guidance of a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a tria system laser hair removal. Is the use of over-the-counter numbing creams bad? What side effects is there? Can u recommend any?

Yes, can be bad.: Topical numbing creams are prescription only. The reason for this is that the numbing agents can be absorbed into the blood stream and cause toxicity and even death. This is more likely to happen when larger areas are treated. It is best to use numbing creams with the guidance of a doctor. ...Read more

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Where can I buy veet hair removal cream? Is it safe?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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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Am ttc, can I use veet hair removal cream in varginal area?

Am ttc, can I use veet hair removal cream in varginal area?

Yes: There is no reason that this should interfere with attempts at conception as this is not being applied to the inside of the vagina, but rather to the outside skin. Make sure that it does not touch the vaginal skin as it will be very irritating to the 'mucosal' skin of the vagina. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burnt my face with veet hair removal cream 5 hours ago it's still red and itchy help!?

Burnt my face with veet hair removal cream 5 hours ago it's still red and itchy help!?

Burnt Skin: Hi. I am not sure why you would put this cream on your facial skin. It is not designed for that. But perhaps you will know that now. I would hope you have washed the cream off with warm water and soap. Please do not scrape, squeeze or any other way irritate the burn but let it be to let it heal. ...Read more

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Iv been using veet hair removal cream without iratation on a part of my face. Can I continue doing so? Thanks very much

Iv been using veet hair removal cream without iratation on a part of my face. Can I continue doing so? Thanks very much

Transgendered?: Are you transgendered? Trying to soften up your hair and have a more feminine appearance? Why would any man risk the damage to their skin by using VEET on their face? I would say no. There are much better options if you are in fact transgendered and want to have less hair or to shave less. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use veet hair removal cream for your pubic hair, or is it just a matter of how your skin will react? But still, is it safe? (I'm a male)

Is it safe to use veet hair removal cream for your pubic hair, or is it just a matter of how your skin will react? But still, is it safe? (I'm a male)

Hair removal product: There are many veet products. Here’s info for one of the products (veet® hair removal cream with hydro'restortm). Company states it can be used for bikini line but not perianal or genital area. See full directions at: http://www.Veet. Ca/en/cream-products-veet-hydro-restor-hair-removal-cream-sensitive-skin-200ml-directions-for-use. Php. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use veet hair removal cream on my scrotum?

Not recommended: This can be extremely irritating and cause a burn. I would not advise. ...Read more

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I want to use Nair or veet hair removal cream. Is this safe?? Do these chemicals cause cancer or other problems with toxicity?

I want to use Nair or veet hair removal cream. Is this safe?? Do these chemicals cause cancer or other problems with toxicity?

You're fine: There are prank / disinformation websites making false claims about most personal care products. Ignore them. ...Read more

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I use veet hair removal cream on underarms and last two days I got irritation red rashes on it what will I do suggest me there is lot of pain in that?

I use veet hair removal cream on underarms and last two days I got irritation red rashes on it what will I do suggest me there is lot of pain in that?

Treat like a burn: Rashes from certain products can often be considered and treated as a chemical burn. Cool compresses, aloe vera gel and possibly hydrocortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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A few months ago, I used Veet hair removal cream on my face. I've been having weekly pimples since then, is it because of veet? How can I fix this?

A few months ago, I used Veet hair removal cream on my face. I've been having weekly pimples since then, is it because of veet? How can I fix this?

Ingrown Hairs: Once you either shave or use a depilatory like Veet, as the hair grows back you can have this problem. There is unfortunately not much you can do to prevent this. Just be sure to keep the area clean and dry. Don't pick, this could introduce an infection into the area. ...Read more

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Could veet(or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Could veet(or any other hair removal cream) burns the skin and tans it?

Burn hair remover: Among the several side effects of hair removal topical products are skin injury and increased pigmentation. Sorry! ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use hair removal creams such as veet or revitol, on areaswith keratosis pilaris?

Is it a good idea to use hair removal creams such as veet or revitol, on areaswith keratosis pilaris?

No: Any cream strong enough to dissolve hair can irritate the skin. If it is already dry from a skin condition like keratosis pilaris it may be more likely to irritate. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

Skin reactions: The main side effect of laser hair removal is the effect on the skin from the laser. There is heat generated from the laser to kill the hair follicle and the surrounding skin may have some heat rash, blisters, scarring, or pigmentation. If the laser is set correctly you will have permanent hair removal with only a small and short-lived local reaction. ...Read more

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Any permanent side effects of laser hair removal?

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

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Is laser hair removal permanent? Are there any side effects?

Is laser hair removal permanent? Are there any side effects?

Hair removal safe: Laser hair removal is safe, if performed by an experienced professional. It is permanent but can take multiple sessions since it only works for hairs in the growing phase. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of laser hair removal that can look badly?

What are the side effects of laser hair removal that can look badly?

Typically, none.: Usually there are no long-term changes to the skin, other than less hair. Because there is some uncertainty in selecting the optimal dose of laser energy for each individual, there is a small chance (1% or less) of burns or pigment changes in the skin. These usually heal and improve with time, but they can rarely result in scarring or permanent pigment changes. ...Read more

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Will side effects of laser hair removal go away or is the skin permanently changed?

Will side effects of laser hair removal go away or is the skin permanently changed?

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

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My gf want to have a hair removal using laser, is it safe? Any side effects if ahe wanna do it as well in her Pu***? She is a virgin btw?

Grooming: Yes. It is safe. But other than that medicine is not to comment on one's choice of grooming. There is no medical reason for hair removal. It is a personal choice and one does not go to the doctor for grooming advice. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

What are the skin changes / side effects of laser hair removal?

Few: If done correctly, laser hair removal is safe and effective, with few skin changes. Blistering and pigmentary changes can occasionally occur. ...Read more