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What is the best way to get rid of unwanted facial hair when dealing with pcos?

What is the best way to get rid of unwanted facial hair when dealing with pcos?

Medications: Because a hair follicle has a 4-6 month life span-you must be patient. Generally, we want to lower circulating androgens using birth control pills or in severe forms-lupron a gnrh-agonist. At the level of the hair follicle, we prevent the androgen from binding using spironolactone and-or androgens from being converted to the most potent androgen-dihydrotestesterone using flutamide. Be patient! ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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What is the best way to get rid of female facial hair but not laser?

What is the best way to get rid of female facial hair but not laser?

Electrolysis: Other than laser hair removal, electrolysis is a good option for female facial, especially in the areas above the orbital rims, like the unibrow, where you shouldn't laser anyway. Electrolysis also works regardless of hair color, unlike laser where very blond or white hairs cannot be treated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with unwanted male body hair?

What is the best way to deal with unwanted male body hair?

Many choices: Some women prefer a smooth man, others like abundant body hair. For now, a good electric razor is your answer, or ask your barber about other possibilities including waxing. When it's clear you're going to be with your wife for the duration of your life, and she agrees that some of your body hair can go, electrolysis is easy and effective. ...Read more

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I have facial folliculitis, what is the best way to get rid of the scarring?

I have facial folliculitis, what is the best way to get rid of the scarring?

Pigment vs scars: It depends on the nature of the scars. Hyperpigmentation scars may benefit from peels and bleaching agents whereas raised scars or irregularities may respond more to resurfacing procedures. Ongoing folliculitis may respond to salicylic acid to minimize future scarring. ...Read more

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What is best method to get rid of female facial hair?

What is best method to get rid of female facial hair?

Probably laser, but: Hirsutism refers to an excess of facial hair in females. I am an internist, not a dermatologist or plastics. So, i would first make sure there is no underlying endocrine disorder such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hormonal imbalance...However, i'll presume the extra facial hair is simply genetic. Waxing it off is painful and lasts few weeks. Several laser or electrolysis rx's permanent, also $$$. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's the best way to get rid of acne?

I'm curious as to what's the best way to get rid of acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use 5% 2x/day. If you are not clear in two weeks, get on the phone to your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a serious personal and professional liability. It can be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with male body hair when there is lots of it?

What is the best way to deal with male body hair when there is lots of it?

Enjoy or remove it: Many men (and i suspect many women) like abundant body hair, while others prefer a smooth man. I hope you like whatever your genes gave you, but if you / she prefer less, an electric shaver, your barber's advice on hair removal / wax, or (if you're sure it's right for you and your wife) electrolysis / laser treatment. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples with only having bar soap to get rid of it?

This won't happen: Acne is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be managed but only with scientific rx. Even in our dysfunctional health care system, you should be able to get treated. If your parents are interfering, please talk with your school nurse. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is best way to get rid of facial hair ? And to keep facial hair away from growing back for long periods of time

What is best way to get rid of facial hair ? And to keep facial hair away from growing back for  long periods of time

Laser Therapy: For longer lasting effect, laser treatment by a dermatologist or esthetician is the best way. Otherwise painful plucking is your next best option. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of dandruff and dry hair?

What is the best way to get rid of dandruff and dry hair?

Shampoo: Use an antidandruff shampoo (zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, tar) followed by a hair conditioner every other day. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of lice in hair?

What is the best way to get rid of lice in hair?

Lice tx: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne when you are a teen?

What is the best way to get rid of acne when you are a teen?

See your doctor: See your doctor or dermatologists for best results there are so many drugs available to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne scarring and oil production?

What is the best way to get rid of acne scarring and oil production?

Depends.: That's a very broad question, as there are many mechanisms involved in the production of different aspects of acne, including oil production. A dermatologist can help you choose a regimen that will work best for your particular situation. As for scarring, the best way to prevent that is to get your acne under control. Again, a dermatologist can help you with that. ...Read more

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What is best way to get rid of hair in bikini zone?

What is best way to get rid of hair in bikini zone?

Bikini hair: The best method for getting rid of hair in the bikini zone as well as the under arms is laser hair removal. It is permanent and long-lasting and you do not have to deal with in-grown hairs that you receive when you frequently shave. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of facial acne quickly and naturally?

What is the most effective way to get rid of facial acne quickly and naturally?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients "get worse before they get better". ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a facial scar?

What is the best way to get rid of a facial scar?

Facial scar: It depends on the scar, its size, shape and where it is located. Most of the time a simple excision of the scar is enough to make it better. Sometimes, the scar needs to be repositioned other times dermabrasion or laser resurfacing may be good options. ...Read more

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I have embarrassing facial hair what's some ways to get rid of this with out the pain of a lazer ?

I have embarrassing facial hair what's some ways to get rid of this with out the pain of a lazer ?

Try a dermatologist: Facial hair may improve by using vaniqa cream. A dermatologist can evaluate the hair and discuss vaniqa. Non-medical removal methods such as threading or waxing may help. In some parts of the world, women use threading to remove facial hair. One can look for a salon that caters to ethnic groups who use threading. A primary care doctor can check to see if a hormonal problem is causing hair growth. ...Read more

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Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more