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#126748 - 05/24/18 05:39 PM Re: Do Depilatory creams make hair growth worse? [Re: Nigisti]
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Cream depilatories are basically a very strong alkaline wash, but in cream form. Depilatories and alkaline washes will have no long-term effect on hair growth, as they only dissolve hair above the skin surface.

Alkaline wash is only good on fine, downy hairs. It is not strong enough to dissolve many coarse hair types.
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#127338 - 07/28/18 12:37 PM Re: Do Depilatory creams make hair growth worse? [Re: markdbruce]
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#127378 - 08/02/18 05:24 PM Re: Do Depilatory creams make hair growth worse? [Re: markdbruce]
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IF you are worried about excess hair growth, you may want to consider laser treatments for permanent removal. They are sage and effective. Ask your dermatologist.
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#127379 - 08/02/18 06:04 PM Re: Do Depilatory creams make hair growth worse? [Re: markdbruce]
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Laser hair removal = permanent hair reduction
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#127381 - 08/03/18 12:01 AM Re: Do Depilatory creams make hair growth worse? [Re: Silvana]
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Originally Posted By Silvana
IF you are worried about excess hair growth, you may want to consider laser treatments for permanent removal. They are sage and effective. Ask your dermatologist.


Laser is cleared - not approved - for permanent hair REDUCTION, not removal.

From the FDA.gov site:

HAIR REMOVAL

The popularity of laser hair removal has increasingly grown, prompting many laser manufacturers to conduct research and seek FDA clearance for their lasers for this indication. The market is growing so quickly that FDA cannot maintain an up-to-date list of all laser manufacturers whose devices have been cleared for hair removal, as this list continues to change. To learn if a specific manufacturer has received FDA clearance, you can check FDA's Website at Medical Device Databases under the 510(k) database. You will need to know the manufacturer or device name of the laser. You can also call FDA's CDRH-Division of Industry and Consumer Education (DICE) (formerly DSMICA), at 800-638-2041, fax your request to 301-847-8149 or send an e-mail to: DICE@fda.hhs.gov.

Manufacturers should be aware that receiving an FDA clearance for general permission to market their devices does not permit them to advertise the lasers for either hair removal or wrinkle treatment, even though hair removal or wrinkle treatment may be a by-product of any cleared laser procedure. Further, manufacturers may not claim that laser hair removal is either painless or permanent unless the FDA determines that there are sufficient data to demonstrate such results. Several manufacturers received FDA permission to claim, "permanent reduction," NOT "permanent removal" for their lasers. This means that although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair. The specific claim granted is "intended to effect stable, long-term, or permanent reduction" through selective targeting of melanin in hair follicles. Permanent hair reduction is defined as the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime, which may include several sessions. The number of hairs regrowing must be stable over time greater than the duration of the complete growth cycle of hair follicles, which varies from four to twelve months according to body location. Permanent hair reduction does not necessarily imply the elimination of all hairs in the treatment area.

FDA does not make comparisons between systems or how well or safely they work compared to another company's system. FDA does not recommend one laser system over another.

Lasers cleared for body hair removal are also cleared for facial hair removal.
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